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Europa League Final: Chelsea Fc vs.Benfica

by Intern Andrew
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Chelsea’s hunt for their second European Championship trophy will be decided this afternoon

As the current Champions League holders, the London-based soccer team Chelsea Football Club hope to continue their decorated trophy run. They face a stubborn Portuguese team Benfica who are looking for payback after losing their last domestic game against FC Porto.

Kick off is at 2:45 eastern time and can be found on Fox Soccer Channel. This final match up will be played in Amsterdam where millions of people around the world will tune in to watch, cheer and even jeer. Many people have attempted to hypothesize on who will win the illustrious prize, so why shouldn’t I take a stab at it?

Lets get to some facts before any predictions can be made. Starting off with the Portuguese giants, Benfica has been undefeated all season in their domestic league with the exception of their last game defeat against fore mentioned FC Porto. Now this result can favor one of two ways, either they will have a loss of confidence that will carry into the Europa final later today or they will have a fighting hunger to bounce back strong.

Now we must breakdown the form of the reining European Champions Chelsea FC. With a long and exhausting season behind them, Chelsea must continue to fight if they hope to win a trophy for this season. While Chelsea are in very good form of late, we must take into account their latest injury problem with the likes of John Terry and Eden Hazard being ruled out of the final match.

With an educated guess (and possibly a slight favoring of one team), I predict that Chelsea Fc will beat Benfica 3:1.

-Intern Andrew-

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