UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw

Arsenal and Chelsea both secured their passage to the Europa League quarter-final’s on Thursday.

Chelsea were always in a great position to get to the last eight.

They won 3-0 against Dynamo Kiev in the first leg at Stamford Bridge.

And they followed that up with a 5-0 thrashing against the Ukrainian club on Thursday.

Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Marcos Alonso also got themselves on the scoresheet.

While Chelsea’s progression was as comfortable as it could get, Arsenal managed to scrape through to the last eight.

The English side lost their opening game 3-1 to Rennes, but managed to overturn the deficit by winning 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

With both teams fighting for a top four in the Premier League, winning the competition may prove to be the only way they can earn themselves a spot in the Champions League for next season.

The draw for the quarter-final’s is set to be made Friday and you can view it below:

Napoli v Arsenal

Villarreal v Valencia

Benfica v Eintracht Frankfurt

Slavia Prague v Chelsea

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That is potentially the toughest draw Arsenal could have been given.

Napoli are second in Serie A and are one of the stronger sides left in the competition.

Chelsea, on the other hand, have been given a favourable draw against Slavia Prague.

Elsewhere, there is an exciting all-Spanish tie between Villarreal and Valencia, while Benfica will play against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The matches will be played on April 11 and April 18, with all games scheduled to kick off at 8pm GMT.

The semi-final draw was also made:

Arsenal or Napoli vs Villarreal or Valencia

Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt vs Slavia Prague or Chelsea

The final will be played in Baku on May 29.

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