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Europa League Team of the Season: Giroud & Aubameyang star for Arsenal & Chelsea

5:30 PM EDT 5/29/19
Wednesday's all-London final was finally won by Chelsea, but both Premier League sides contributed players to the competition's best XI

  • Kepa Arrizabalaga Chelsea 2018-19

    #1 Kepa Arrizabalaga | Chelsea

    The Spain international restricted Arsenal to just one goal in a frenetic second half in Baku, capping a fine campaign between the posts to take his first title as a Chelsea player.

    #2 Danny da Costa | Frankfurt

    Da Costa was an ever-present during Frankfurt's trip to the Europa League semis, starting every game at right-back and causing trouble for teams across the continent. 

    The 25-year-old contributed one goal and two assists to his side's campaign and also proved a formidable obstacle defensively, forming part of one of the competition's strongest rearguards.

  • Ngadeu-Ngadjui

    #3 Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui | Slavia Prague

    One of the breakout stars of the Europa League. The 28-year-old defender was a rock for Slavia Prague as the Czechs surprised many by battling through to the quarter-finals, where they fell to Chelsea

  • Andreas Christensen Chelsea 2018-19

    #4 Andreas Christensen | Chelsea

    An ever-present for Chelsea in the heart of defence, Christensen rarely faltered to deliver the Europa League trophy to Stamford Bridge.
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles Arsenal 2018-19

    #5 Ainsley Maitland-Niles | Arsenal

    One of the best performers on the pitch during the first half of the final, Maitland-Niles was powerless alongside the rest of his team-mates when Chelsea upped the ante after the break. 

    His consistent performance across the competition nevertheless mark out the 21-year-old as a rare talent at left-back, as he proved to Arsenal he has a big future in their first team.

  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek Chelsea 2018-19

    #6 Ruben Loftus-Cheek | Chelsea

    A serious knee injury robbed Loftus-Cheek of the chance to shine in Wednesday's showpiece. 

    Up to the final, he had been one of Chelsea's most consistent Europa League performers, contributing four goals and three assists over the course of the tournament.

  • Willian Chelsea 2018-19

    #7 Willian | Chelsea

    While the Brazilian was relegated to the bench for Wednesday's final victory over Arsenal, three goals and seven assists made him one of the Europa League's most accomplished players in 2018-19.
  • Giovanni Lo Celso Rennes Betis UEFA Europa League 14022019

    #8 Giovani Lo Celso | Betis

    Lo Celso had a lot to prove this season after being released on loan by Paris Saint-Germain, and he rediscovered his best form starring for Quique Setien's enterprising yet inconsistent Betis side. 

    It was in the Europa League where the Argentine most impressed, scoring five goals in seven appearances and adding an assist as Betis made it to the last 32 before going down to Rennes.

  • Olivier Giroud Chelsea 2018-19

    #9 Olivier Giroud | Chelsea

    So often the forgotten man, the French forward came into his own in a sparkling Europa League run that included a goal in the final. 

    Giroud netted 11 in the competition to take the top scorer award, proving that he can still play a part in Chelsea's plans.

  • Luka Jovic Eintracht Frankfurt 2018-19

    #10 Luka Jovic | Frankfurt

    The Serbia sensation smashed 10 goals over a wonderful Europa League campaign, including one in each semi-final leg as Frankfurt lost out narrowly to Chelsea

    That brilliant form, as well as a similarly impressive season in the Bundesliga, has seen 21-year-old Jovic become one of this summer's hottest properties as the transfer market resumes.

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 2018-19

    #11 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Arsenal

    Arsenal's Gabon international failed to make much of an impact in the final as Arsenal were squeezed out by their London rivals, but nevertheless smashed eight goals overall to help his side to Azerbaijan.