Chelsea and Arsenal; both teams from London enjoyed a high scoring Europa league win on Thursday. Arsenal coached by Unai Emery selected a very youthful arsenal to play in Ukraine. The game was against Vorskla Poltava.
They manage to score three goals past the team from Ukrain.the win ensured that they would finish on the top spot of their group. The goals came from teenagers Emile Smith and Joe Willock. The third goal came from Aaron Ramsey who scored a penalty. The match was switched to freezing Kiev after security concerns in the east of the country.
Vorskla’s coach had claimed that the switch forced by Uefa had deprived the city of a ‘holiday,’ and had also distracted his players mentally. Chelsea, on the other hand, was under great pressure from both their fans and coach Maurizio sari who had demanded a reaction from his Chelsea players.
The trouble was caused by the loss against Tottenham in the premier league. The players answered both the fun’s and managers call by managing to beat pool Salonika by four goals. This ensured they would finish top of their group. Olivier Giroud who scored a brace said that their main target was to win and they needed a strong team reaction to winning.
Though the opposition was playing with ten men due to a red card to Yevhen in the seventh minute the blues hat a fairly comfortable win. The third goal was scored by Hudson odor in the sixtieth minute while the fourth and final goal came from the seventy-fifth substitute morata whose impact was felt almost immediately since he managed to scored in just three minutes after his introduction to the match.
The two London teams have already secured qualification into the next round with one game yet to play. The blues have already guaranteed the first position while arsenal has to wait till their last match in group E to know the position they will finish though they have a three points lead currently and are guaranteed to play in the next round of the Europa league.