Arsenal given huge disadvantage in Europa League after UEFA ruling

Sherman Parsons
March 20, 2019

Chelsea are competing for a top four finish in the Premier League this season, but another route into the Champions League for next year could be by winning the Europa League.

The last two Premier League meetings between Everton and Chelsea have finished 0-0.

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

Callum Hudson-Odoi should follow Olivier Giroud's lead and continue to grasp every opportunity, according to former Chelsea winger Clive Walker.

Arsenal's Europa League quarter-final tie with Napoli has been reversed to accommodate Chelsea.

Villarreal and Valencia go head-to-head in an all-Spanish tie after the pair dispatched Russian duo Zenit St Petersburg and Krasnodar in the last round.

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"He has been able to train after the problem with the back".

Napoli or Arsenal will take on Villarreal or Valencia in the first semi-final while Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt will play Slavia Prague or Chelsea for a spot in the showpiece match in Baku.

Meanwhile, German club Frankfurt are perhaps the competition's dark horses considering they have got high quality attacking options in the shape of Luka Jovic, Sebastien Haller and Ante Rebic.

Eintracht Frankfurt's star striker Luka Jovic scored a delicious chip to secure the victory and put them through to the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will escape punishment for making alleged illegal payments to the father of defender Andreas Christensen, because they were declared during a Premier League amnesty period in 2015. "I'm happy for him, but he has to keep the feet on the ground because he can improve more".

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek could become "one of the best midfielders in Europe" after his star display in the 5-0 thrashing of Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League on Thursday.

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