The game sprang to life after a disjointed first 45 minutes with Olivier Giroud, Pedro and an Eden Hazard brace underlining Chelsea’s superiority.
Sportsmail rate both sets of players after the final in Baku…
Chelsea lifted the 2019 Europa League after a 4-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday night
Chelsea – 4-3-3
Kepa – 6
Early flap from Maitland-Niles cross, punching when he could have held on. Lucky not to give away a penalty when he tripped Lacazette.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7
Important back-post header to deny Kolasinac an open goal. Marshalled backline well.
Andreas Christensen – 6
Kept the lively Aubameyang and Lacazette in check. Booked for lunge on Iwobi.
David Luiz – 7
One of his better games. Kept calm and composed and brought ball out well.
Emerson Palmieri – 7
Twice got in good positions in Arsenal box in first half. Pinpoint cross for opening goal.
Emerson Palmieri got in good positions down the left and his cross set up the opening goal
N’Golo Kante – 6
Full of running despite injury scare in buildup and important block on Torreira shot.
Jorginho – 6
Tidy in possession and helped Chelsea win midfield battle in the second half.
Mateo Kovacic – 7
Quiet but did what was required. Kept it neat and tidy throughout.
Pedro – 7
Showed good footwork but little in the final third before clinical finish for the second.
Eden Hazard came to life in the second-half after a quiet opening 45 minutes for Chelsea
Olivier Giroud was a constant presence and his brilliant diving header gave Chelsea the lead
Olivier Giroud – 9
Constant presence up front showing good touch and awareness. Brilliant diving header to break the deadlock and ball for Hazard’s second.
Eden Hazard – 8
Picked out Pedro for the second goal. Clinical from the spot and beautiful one-two for the fourth.
Manager – Maurizio Sarri – 8
No surprises in set up. Team pressed well from the front and played delightful attacking football in the second.
Subs: Willian 71 (6), Barkley 76, Zappacosta 89
Arsenal – 3-4-2-1
Petr Cech – 7
Strong one-handed save to deny Giroud opening goal in first half. Had little chance with the goals.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 5
Promising start but was badly exposed in second half. Caught out for Chelsea’s second and gave away penalty for the third.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles was badly exposed in the second-half and gave away the penalty
Sokratis – 6
Important block from Emerson shot in first half. Best of a poor bunch in defence.
Laurent Koscielny – 5
Lost Giroud for Chelsea’s opener and couldn’t rouse team-mates as Chelsea took charge.
Nacho Monreal – 5
Fortunate not to be booked for cynical block on Hazard. Hooked after Chelsea’s third.
Sead Kolasinac – 5
Had a lot of joy early on but faded as an attacking force as game wore on.
Lucas Torreira – 6
Battled well in midfield. Sacrificed in second-half with the game wrapped up.
Granit Xhaka – 6
Clipped the bar with long-range sighter but couldn’t stem Chelsea’s tide in second.
Mesut Ozil faded alarmingly and failed to make his presence felt at all for Arsenal
Mesut Ozil – 5
Faded alarmingly in first half as Chelsea got on front foot and never recovered.
Alexandre Lacazette – 6
Involved in Arsenal’s best moments but they were few and far between.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 6
Miscued an early shot on goal and couldn’t get into it. Lacked service.
Manager – Unai Emery – 5
Should have acted sooner in introducing Iwobi. Failed to react before going two-down.
Subs: Guendouzi 66 (6), Iwobi 67 (8), Willock 77
Referee – Gianluca Rocchi – 5
Failed to spot Arsenal penalty in first-half and missed cynical block from Monreal on Hazard.
Unai Emery failed to act sooner in bringing on Alex Iwobi, who starred off the bench