For the first time ever the Europa League final is between two English sides. Both Chelsea and Arsenal will be keen to top their seasons by capturing European football’s second-best trophy. 

There's also two English teams in the Champions League final - here's how to watch that.

It’s a long way for both Chelsea and Arsenal to get to the Europa League final given it is in Baku, Azerbaijan. In fact that country’s violent past with Armenia means the latter’s countryman Henrikh Mkhitaryan won’t even travel with his Arsenal team mates amidst safety fears. Sad stuff.

Arsenal winning the Europa League will see them qualify for next season’s Champions League, something they haven’t done yet by finishing fifth in the Premier League. Chelsea finished third so are already there, but it looks like Maurizio Sarri needs to win this trophy to save his job.

Here’s how to watch the Europa League final.

When is the Europa League final?

The Europa League final is on Wednesday 29 May. 

What time is the kick-off? 

Chelsea vs Arsenal kicks off at 8pm UK time.

What TV channel is it on in the UK?

You can watch the Europa League final on BT Sport 2 or BT Sport 4K UHD. Tune in on your TV if you already have BT Sport.

You can sign up for BT Sport here. It’s cheaper (from £6 per month) if you already have BT Broadband. 

Sky customers can add BT Sport to a TV package for a fee as can Virgin TV customers - although Virgin is offering any of its Virgin TV subscribers the Europa League final for free, even if they don’t have BT Sport.

If you have Virgin TV, simply tune into channel 100 to watch for free.

How to watch the Europa League final for free

Amazingly, there is an easier way. BT Sport is streaming the Europa League final for free on its YouTube channel (video also embedded at the top of the page). It's the fourth year it's done it, and it's great. 

Click here to watch the Europa League final on BT Sport's YouTube channel.

You can also watch via the BT Sport app.

How to watch the Europa League final if you are abroad

If you’re on holiday you can still catch the action by using a VPN. A VPN is a service that lets you use UK-locked content even if you’re overseas.

We recommend Nord VPN, a reliable and affordable VPN. Fire it up on your phone, tablet or laptop and watch the Europa League final via your BT Sport account.