Chelsea, Arsenal, 32 others to know Europa League round of 32 foes on Monday

Chelsea, Arsenal, 32 others to know Europa League round of 32 foes on Monday

- Arsenal, Chelsea and 30 other teams to know their Europa League round of 32 foes on Monday, December 17

- The draws for the knockout stage has been scheduled to be staged in Nyon, Switzerland next week

Premier League duo of Chelsea and Arsenal top the 32 team list that progressed to Europa League round of 32 stage.

Both teams avoided defeats in their last group game despite fielding not too strong squads for the inconsequential matches.

Olivier Giroud superb free kick ensured the Blues shared spoils with Vidi FC in a game they almost lost.

However, they are tipped as one of the favourites to win the title owing to their performances in all competitions so far this term.

Meanwhile, the likes of Napoli, Inter Milan, Valencia along five other teams dropped from Champions League to complete the list that will compete in the knockout stage next year.

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Chelsea: The Blues raked up 16 points from six matches to finish atop of the table - seven points better than second place team BATE Borisov on Group L log.

They will be hoping to win their second Europa League title this season after winning the 2013 edition.

Maurizio Sarri's men have also been impressive in the Premier League with 34 points from 16 league matches.

Arsenal: The Gunners maintain their unbeaten status in all competitions following their slim victory over Qarabab at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.

Alexandre Lacazette scored the lone goal that powered the north Londoners to maximum victory as they finished top of the table with 16 points.

Unai Emery's men have now gone 22 matches unbeaten in all tournament after their first two defeats to Chelsea and Man City.

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Below are the list of teams that will battle for a place in the Europa League round of 16

Bayer Leverkusen, RB Salzburg, Zenit St Petersburg, Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal, Real Betis, Villarreal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Genk, Sevilla, Dynamo Kiev, Chelsea, Napoli, , Valencia, Inter Milan, Benfica.

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

Meanwhile, the draws for the round of 32 stage will be done on Monday, December 17.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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