After what seemed like centuries since the last weekend of the Premier League season, four top racers will compete this week in two delightful European finals.
The first are the Chelsea by Maurizio Sarri and the Arsenal by Unai Emery in the final of the Europa League in Baku, Azerbaijan. Winning silverware would be a great way to end each of their campaigns and if the Gunners win, they will also be eligible for the Champions League.
But who would get a combined XI from both teams? Sportsmail has looked at the available players for selection and has chosen the team below …
Maurizio Sarri & # 39; s (left) Chelsea confronts the Arsenal of Unai Emery in the final of the Europa League in Baku
GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea)
Kepa has experienced a mixed campaign in his first season in English football after moving to Stamford Bridge for a record amount last summer.
The 24-year-old defied Sarri & # 39; s instructions to be replaced in the Carabao Cup final defeat by Manchester City and was then dropped and disciplined by the club.
But he turned out to be the hero in the semifinals of the Blues & # 39; Europa League during the penalty start against Eintracht Frankfurt after he scored two & # 39; spot-kicks & # 39; saved.
In all competitions, he held 23 clean magazines at 53 appearances during the 2018-19 campaign. Arsenal starts Petr Cech and although he has been a top-shot-stop over the years, he was not the Gunners No 1 this season and so he does not make the cut.
Kepa Arrizabalaga was the hero in the Blues & Europa League semi-final penalty shootout victory
RB: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
The Spaniard is the clear candidate for this position. Azpilicueta has made 56 appearances for the Blues this season and produces solid and consistent displays at the rear.
Meanwhile, Arsenal Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Carl Jenkinson immediately put back since the first choice Hector Bellerin sustained a season-dependent injury.
Cesar Azpilicueta is the striking place for this position – he is a solid and consistent artist
CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
The 33-year-old middle half is solid at the back and gives the line of defense a great experience.
Laurent Koscielny has experienced a disrupted season due to injuries but touched his teammate Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
Chelsea middle back Antonio Rudiger would have driven him close, but he is excluded from the race due to injury.
Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal is solid in the background and gives the defense line a lot of experience
CB: David Luiz (Chelsea)
This season the Brazilian was a key figure in the heart of the Chelsea line, with which he performed in 49 competitions in all competitions.
He has formed a strong partnership with Rudiger under Sarri and is a consistent performer at Stamford Bridge.
Luiz signed a new two-year deal with the club earlier this month and is seen as essential to Sarri's plans.
The Brazilian David Luiz was a key figure in the heart of the Chelsea backline this season
LB: Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal)
One of the weakest positions in both teams with not much separable Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri.
Chelsea & # 39; s Emerson has been largely used by Sarri in the Europa League, while Alonso was the first choice in the Premier League, but neither of them impressed greatly.
Kolasniac pips teammate Monreal because he is suitable for the Emery & # 39; s system, gives the Gunners a width and offers a good option for attacks.
Sead Kolasniac takes teammate Nacho Monreal as the left back gives the Gunners width
CDM: Lucas Torreira (Arsenal)
The obvious choice for the role of the holding midfielder is N & Golo Kante, but the winner of the World Cup is a doubt for the showdown on Wednesday.
Arsenal & # 39; s Lucas Torreira is from Jorginho of the Blues because of his terrier-like pace of work.
Jorginho is composed and can throw the ball around, but Torreira offers the bit of biting that is needed with two flair players in front of him.
Arsenal & # 39; s Lucas Torreira is from Jorginho of the Blues because of his terrier-like pace
CM: Ross Barkley (Chelsea)
Due to injuries to Kante and Ruben, Loftus-Cheek Sarri has Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley as his options in midfield.
Barkley makes the cut for Kovacic. The English international has scored five goals and delivered six assists in 47 games, while the latter contributed only two assistants in 50 games.
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal is said to have made the starting line-up for Barkley but will not be present in the collision after tearing his hamstring against Napoli in the quarterfinals.
Ross Barkley from England makes the cut with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on the sidelines
CM: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Mesut Ozil has his critics but on his day his talent is undeniable.
He had his problems this season, but he played an important role in Arsenal & # 39; s rise of the Premier League table during the final phase of the season.
If Özil comes out of the tunnel in Baku, where he wants to go, he could have a big impact on the result.
Gunners playmaker Mesut Ozil has his criticisms but on his day his talent is undeniable
RW: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
Alexandre Lacazette has impressed this season by scoring 19 goals and attending 13 assists in 48 appearances for Arsenal. His performances have led to interest from Spain.
He has established a formidable collaboration with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.
Although he can play best in the middle, he is too good to stay away and the front three inside Sportsmail & # 39; s Combined XI are interchangeable.
Alexandre Lacazette has impressed this season by scoring 19 goals and contributing 13 assistants
ST: Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (Arsenal)
Aubameyang shared the Premier League Golden Boot award with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane after scoring 22 goals.
The Gabon striker scored 31 goals altogether and provided eight assists with this campaign.
He scored a hat trick in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final against Valencia. It is reasonable to say that he knows where the goal is.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang scored a hat trick in the semifinals of the Europa League
LW: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
The Belgian winger was the first name on the team magazine, but will the final of Wednesday be his last game for Chelsea?
It looks like this, so the Belgian will be desperate for an end to his blues career.
Eden Hazard has again impressed this season with 19 goals and 16 assists in 51 games. Expect him to play a central role in Baku.
The Belgian winger was the first name on the team magazine – expect him to play a central role
Sportsmail & # 39; s combined XI from Chelsea and Arsenal prior to the Europa League final in Baku
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