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Chelsea vs Benfica: Europa League Final preview

Chelsea aim to make history in Amsterdam tonight by becoming the first team to lift the Champions League and Europa League in consecutive years. However, they will need to overcome Benfica first.

Chelsea could create history in Amsterdam if they win the Europa League Final tonight.

A victory for Rafa Benitez's men would mean that they become the first team to win the Champions League and Europa League consecutively.

On top of this, they will become the first English team to complete the Euro treble.

The Europa League Final at the Amsterdam Arena between The Blues and Benfica will kick off at 7:45pm.

But what can we expect?

Benfica first. The Portuguese giants will be looking for blood after losing to arch rivals Porto at the weekend, which cost them a domestic title. It was their first defeat since September!

On the injury front, manager Jorge Jesus has no problems to deal with. Thus, a full-strength side is expected to start the game.

Chelsea, in contrast, will be without two instrumental players- both John Terry and Eden Hazard are due to miss the game because of injuries picked up in the domestic tie against Aston Villa.

Demba Ba will miss the Final, also, as he is cup-tied. Fernando Torres is expected to start in attack.

The Londoners are coming to the match in high spirits after sealing Champions League football next season and Frank Lampard's historic goals, in Saturday's Premier League clash.

It will be an emotional night for Ramires and David Luiz. The Brazilian duo left Benfica for Chelsea in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Unlike last year's European final, Chelsea enter this tie as favourites and their game is expected to be much more open. Goals are expected.

But can The Blues create history?

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