Abramovich expected to attend first competitive Chelsea match in over a year at Europa League final

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Roman Abramovich expected to attend first competitive Chelsea match in over a year when they take on Arsenal in Europa League final

  • Chelsea take on Arsenal in the Europa League final on Wednesday, May 29
  • Roman Abramovich is set to be in the stands for the European final in Baku
  • Abramovich has not been seen at a first-team game since issues over his UK visa 

Roman Abramovich is expected to be in the stands for his first competitive Chelsea match in over a year at the Europa League final, according to reports.

Chelsea take on London rivals Arsenal in the eagerly-anticipated European final on Wednesday, May 29 in Baku.

And according to the Sun, Blues owner Abramovich will be hoping to cheer on his team at the Olympic Stadium in Baku for the first time this season.

Roman Abramovich is set to be in attendance as Chelsea play Arsenal in Europa League final

Roman Abramovich is set to be in attendance as Chelsea play Arsenal in Europa League final

The Chelsea billionaire has not been seen at a first-team game this season since his visa issues with the British government last summer.

The 52-year-old ended up securing an Israeli passport and is aiming to be in Azerbaijan for next Wednesday’s final, as Chelsea look to secure their first European title since 2013.

Plans are currently being drawn up for Abramovich to fly into the host city although there is the chance of a last-minute change of heart.

Chelsea take on London rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final next Wednesday in Baku

Chelsea take on London rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final next Wednesday in Baku

Chelsea head into the final under less pressure than Unai Emery’s men following the two teams’ battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four.

The Blues came out on top, finishing third in the top-flight to secure their place in next season’s Champions League, while Arsenal came fifth.

The Gunners need to beat the Stamford Bridge outfit next week to earn a place among Europe’s elite again. 

Arsenal must beat Chelsea to secure a place in next season's Champions League

Arsenal must beat Chelsea to secure a place in next season’s Champions League

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