The Road to Baku: How Chelsea, Arsenal fans can reach Europa League final
Arsenal and Chelsea secured their places in the Europa League final by seeing off Valencia and Eintracht Frankfurt in their respective semifinals on Thursday, guaranteeing a European clean sweep for the Premier League.
However, fans of both London clubs -- based around eight miles apart, as the crow flies -- have had the elation of reaching a major continental final tempered by the realisation that the game is to be staged in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku.
Indeed, the 68,700-capacity Olympic Stadium will host the Europa League final on May 29, meaning that supporters travelling from the UK will have to trek around 2,850 miles to a city that is further east than Baghdad.
To emphasis the true scale of the journey ahead, here are the numbers involved.