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Europa League last 32: Who can Arsenal, Chelsea face?

By Michael Duah
Europa League last 32: Who can Arsenal, Chelsea face?
Europa League last 32: Who can Arsenal, Chelsea face?

Premier League clubs Arsenal and Chelsea topped their respective groups long before the final games of group stages and what remains in to know the teams joining them in the last 32.


Arsenal registered a 1-0 win over Qarabag on Thursday night while the Blues settled for a 2-2 draw with MOL Vidi. The knockout stages of the Europa League see third-placed teams from the Champions League drop down into the competition, leaving some potentially very tricky ties. 

The London clubs can potentially face 15 teams that finished as runners-up in their groups and other four unseeded teams who dropped from the Champions League. Arsenal cannot face Sporting as they were in the same group while Chelsea will also not be drawn against BATE Borisov. 

Potential opponents

Viktoria Plzen, Club Brugge, Shakhtar Donetsk, Galatasaray, Zurich, Celtic, Slavia Prague, Fenerbahce, Olympiakos, Rapid Vienna, Lazio, Malmo, Krasnodar, Rennes, Sporting Lisbon/BATE Borisov.

Europa League Draw

The draw will be done on Monday, December 17th in Nyon, Switzerland around midday and the first legs will be played on February 14th with the second leg scheduled a week later. 

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