Maurizio Sarri Gets Soaked With Champagne And Gonzalo Higuain Drinks From The Trophy As They Celebrate Europa League Win Over Arsenal In Wild Changing Room Scenes

The Spaniard was drenched as he returned to the dressing room with the trophy in his hands

Chelsea have given fans a glimpse of their wild celebrations in the changing rooms following their Europa League success on Wednesday night.

The Blues thrashed Arsenal 4-1 in Baku to win the tournament for the second time in seven years thanks to a brace from Eden Hazard and goals from Olivier Giroud and Pedro.

After lifting the trophy on the pitch at the Baku Olympic Stadium, Maurizio Sarri’s squad continued the party in the changing rooms.

Footage posted on the club’s official twitter account shows captain Cesar Azpilicueta get drenched with champagne as he makes his way into the dressing room with the trophy.

The Spaniard dances around with his joyous team-mates before one member of the backroom staff launches a bowl of oranges at him to go with the champagne coming from all angles.

Former Arsenal striker Giroud celebrated getting one over his former team by kissing the trophy and having champagne poured over his head by Ethan Ampadu.

In a longer clip of the celebrations, Sarri bursts into the dressing room and tries to open the first bottle of champagne but was beaten to it by goalkeeper Rob Green, who proceeded to soak the Italian.

The entire squad and staff then started to belt out ‘championes, championes, ole, ole ole’ as they celebrated beating their Premier League rivals.

Gonzalo Higuain, who was left on the bench by Sarri for the final, was the first to drink from the trophy. The Argentine began to down champagne before his colleagues tipped it in his face to leave him drenched.

The soundtrack quickly changed to Queen’s ‘We are the Champions’ and the clip ends with the entire squad belting out the famous rock anthem.

The Frenchman came back to haunt his old club and screamed at his phone in delight

Celebrations will likely be cut short by the news that Hazard now looks destined to leave the club this summer.

Immediately after the final whistle, Hazard confirmed his intention to quit Stamford Bridge ahead of next season to join Real Madrid in a reported £115million deal.

‘I’ve taken my decision already, I’ve said that two weeks ago,’ Hazard told BT Sport.

‘Now it depends on the club, both clubs. I’m just waiting like the fans wait, we will know in a couple of days.

‘I think it’s a goodbye, but in football you never know. My dream was to play in the Premier League, I did it for seven years. Maybe now it’s time for a new challenge.’ 

Real Madrid could unveil Hazard as early as Monday, with the Spanish giants due to make a formal offer before the weekend.

Sources close to Madrid say an agreement between Chelsea and the Spanish club has already been agreed and they are now free to announce the transfer because Chelsea’s season is now over.

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