Villarreal and Valencia drawn together in Europa League quarter-final

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Chelsea were handed a more favourable draw, with the Premier League side facing Slavia Prague, who knocked out five-time Europa League winners Sevilla in the round of 16.

"And second, it means that Naples are in the final and I am happy".

'At the moment, we are not able to do this because, sometimes, we are without movement without the ball.

Loftus-Cheek could be one of Europe's best - Sarri
How the draw for the Europa League quarter-finals panned out

Arsenal and Chelsea, however, might need a path into the top-tier competition next season by taking the place reserved for the Europa League victor. "Making that step up is very hard and he showed that he can score goals from that position with his pace".

Both are in a tight race for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Higuain's replacement, Olivier Giroud, netted a flawless hat-trick in a dominant performance by the Blues, with Marcos Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi also getting on the scoresheet in a 5-0 win. But, Sarri said that the Argentine should be okay to play against Everton, although hinting that he might not be ready to start.


The remaining tie pits Benfica against Eintracht Frankfurt, with the victor facing Chelsea or Slavia Prague in the semi-finals.

In the other half of the draw, Benfica have been drawn to face Frankfurt, whilst Chelsea have perhaps been given the most favourable draw after being paired with Slavia Prague.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek had an excellent game during the week and Sarri was full of praise for the Englishman in his pre-match press conference.


"I prefer to find them in the final", Chelsea's head coach said when informed that Napoli had also qualified.

"Of course, an Arsenal final sounds good from the British side of things".

With Napoli in a comfortable second place in Serie A, Ancelotti looks sure to lead the team back into the Champions League next season. I think I have a few nice years in front of me, " Giroud explained according to UK Sun.


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