When is the Europa League final?

2019 showpiece to take place in Azerbaijani capital Baku

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Image: Unai Emery's Arsenal will face Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea in the Europa League final

With Chelsea and Arsenal through to the Europa League final, here's all you need to know about the 2019 edition...

When is the Europa League final?

The Europa League final, the 10th in its current format and 48th overall of Europe's second-tier competition, will take place on May 29, 2019.

Kick-off is at 8pm (BST), 9pm (CEST).

Where will it be held?

 on June 11, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Olympic Stadium in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, will host the 2019 Europa League final.

The venue stadium has also played host to the 2015 European Games and the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games in recent years.

Early hours in Azerbaijan

Due to the four-hour time difference between the UK and Azerbaijan, the final will actually start at midnight and conclude in the early hours of May 30 local time.

Where can I follow the Europa League final?

You can follow all of the action on the Sky Sports app and skysports.com through our dedicated Europa League final live blog, which will feature the best build-up, commentary and reaction from Baku.

Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill has visited Baku ahead of the Europa League final to speak to Arsenal and Chelsea fans who have made the long trip to Azerbaijan

Who will be in the final?

Arsenal will meet Chelsea in the Europa League final, the first-ever time one country has had four sides competing in the final Europe's top two competitions.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a superb hat-trick to send Arsenal through to the final after a clinical 4-2 win at Valencia (7-3 on aggregate).

Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties to progress to the Europa League final after the two sides were locked together 2-2 on aggregate following extra time.

Atletico Madrid celebrate with the Europa League trophy
Image: Atletico Madrid beat Marseille in last season's Europa League final in Lyon

What's the deal with tickets?

37,500 seats in the 64,000-capacity Olympic Stadium have been reserved for supporters of the two finalists and a ballot for fans worldwide, but UEFA are yet to confirm the precise allocation each club will receive.

The remaining 26,500 tickets will "be allocated to the local organising committee, national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality programme", the governing body have revealed.

Regarding getting to Baku, travel journalist Simon Calder had some advice on Sky Sports News.

"There are three flights a week with Azerbaijan Airlines but don't think you will get the one before the match and the one back afterwards, they sold out a long time ago. The way to go is via Turkey, almost always Istanbul. The tricky thing is you need to get a visa, which takes three days. You can do that online.

"If you are going to flight comparison websites you will be offered all kind of options but it's really important to check whether it's "self-transfer" as if the first flight is late you will miss the second and could lose your money. Also, a lot of them are routed via Moscow and you might need a Russian visa for that, which is expensive and difficult."

UEFA slash Europa League final ticket prices

UEFA slash Europa League final ticket prices

UEFA cut ticket prices for Europa League final in Azerbaijan capital Baku

Will VAR be in use?

Unlike this season's Champions League knockout stage, the Europa League has yet to see the introduction of Video Assistant Referee.

But UEFA have confirmed that the technology will not be in use for this season's final in Baku.

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