Arsenal to face Napoli in Europa League last eight

Loftus-Cheek could be one of Europe's best - Sarri

Loftus-Cheek could be one of Europe's best - Sarri

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

Giroud - the leading scorer in the Europa League after Chelsea's 5-0 win in Kiev, in which he scored a hat-trick - has started only six Premier League games this season. Arsenal, however, face an extremely challenging tie against Napoli.

Instead, the west London club will face Slavia, heading to the capital of the Czech Republic for the first leg on April 11.

With Spain lacking their usual dominating presence in the latter stages of UEFA's two premier club competitions, few domestic advocates will have been too overjoyed with Villarreal and Valencia being drawn together in the Europa League quarter-final.

Chelsea meanwhile recorded a thumping 8-0 aggregate win over Ukrainians Dynamo Kiev to earn their spot and will play Slavia Prague - who were indebted to a dramatic 119th-minute victor to see off Sevilla in the last 16.

Chelsea have been handed arguably the easier draw on paper for the quarter-finals and are going to start as big favourites to progress from the two-legged tie.

The first quarter-final will be played between Napolli and Arsenal.

Loftus-Cheek could be one of Europe's best - Sarri

The victor of the quarter-final between Napoli and Arsenal will certainly be favourite to make the final, both of which are capable of causing a serious threat to the Blues.

Let's take a quick look at the teams involved.

Villarreal take on fellow Spanish side Valencia with Portuguese team Benfica playing Germany's Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Carlo Ancelotti's side are as tough a side as remains in Europe's secondary competition and they beat Liverpool on their own patch in this season's Champions League before being narrowly edged out in the final round of group matches.

The final is on May 29 at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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