Chelsea created a decided presentation to beat Arsenal in the Europa League last in Baku as Maurizio Sarri won his first significant trophy.
A passionate Sarri celebrated with his players on the pitch, however his future stays in question regardless of completion his first season at Stamford Bridge on a fruitful note.
Combined with a third-place finish in the Premier League it has made for what, on its substance, is a solid first season for the Italian mentor but then his future is dubious.
Sarri has two years left on his Chelsea contract yet hypothesis is mounting that his flight is fast approaching with Italian victors Juventus at present without an administrator.
The uplifting news for Chelsea is that their generally solid completion to the season was sufficient to lift them up to third and secure Champions League football – an essential lift to income.
The awful news is that reinforcing the squad could be precarious paying little respect to that income or the character of the director as a result of the exchange boycott forced on them by FIFA.
Given the probability that Chelsea will be not able acquire new players that could confound Eden Hazard’s proposed dream takeoff to Real Madrid.
The star man has made no mystery of his longing to speak to the Spanish goliaths and talked before the last of his expectation for an ideal goodbye in Baku following seven years at Chelsea.
In any case, whatever turns and turns that will occur in the mid year, Chelsea will return to confront the 2019/20 season with their heads held up high.