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Chelsea captain Azpilicueta: We want to win for Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta says the absence of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi offers "extra motivation" for their Europa League final showdown with Arsenal.

The two English starlets had enjoyed impressive second halves of the season, only for injury to derail their hopes of featuring in Baku.

"It is an extra motivation for us," he said. "Both of them were very unfortunate with their injuries. They were both in their best moment of the season, playing regularly and were important for the team.

"So it was a huge downer for all of us, including them. All of us will take it as an extra motivation to win it for them because they have been very important to get us to Baku. They deserve us to give everything for them. Hopefully, we can do it."

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