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Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

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  1. Gunners outnumbering Blues

    Chelsea v Arsenal (20:00 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Olympic Stadium, Baku

    Even when you count international supporters - and there are lots of them for both teams - there are a lot more Arsenal fans in Baku than their Chelsea counterparts. Going to be interesting to see how that affects things in the stadium later - I am expecting the neutral areas to contain quite a lot of Gunners.

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    #bbcfootball or text us on 81111 (UK Only)


    If you want to say farewell to Eden Hazard, plead for Sarri to stay, make a case for an Arsenal or Chelsea win or just let us know how long it's taken you to get to Baku, here's your platform.

    Fire away one and all...

  3. Post update

    Chelsea v Arsenal (20:00 BST)


    I'm not going to get into the whys, the why nots and the where elses about having this final in Baku.


    But you can't deny that it looks the part.


    A fine stadium for what is hopefully a fine final.

  4. Baku life, Baku reality

    Chelsea v Arsenal (20:00 BST)


    A London derby, in Azerbaijan.

    Unai Emery and Maurizio Sarri clash 2,500 miles from home, with a trophy and a place in the Champions League at stake.

    For Arsenal, anyway.


    It may have been nearer to London to play this final in Mali or in Cairo but Uefa should span the continent at times, right?

    I might not be saying that if I was trying to book a flight but it is what it is, as they say.

    We've had a bit of a break from top-flight action but now we're back in business.

    All set?