Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri will not be happy with the draw they got in the UEFA Europa league. The English team have been paired with teams from Belarus, Greece and Hungary. This would definitely be far from the draw they expected. However, apart from the distance, it should be a fairly easy group to navigate. Let’s see the full Europa League Group stage draw 2018/2019.
Europa League has upto group L, which is where Chelsea fall into. Arsenal is placed in Group E, Celtic in group B and Rangers in group G. Let’s look at the full group fixtures below.
Europa League Group Stage Draw 2018/2019
Group A: Bayer Leverkusen, Ludogorets, Zurich, AEK Larnaca
Group B: RB Salzburg, Celtic, RB Leipzig, Rosenborg
Group C: Zenit, Kobenhavn, Bordeaux, Slavia Praha
Group D: Anderlecht, Fenerbahce, Dinamo Zagreb, Spartak Trnava
Group E: Arsenal, Sporting CP, Qarabag, Vorskla
Group F: Olympiakos, Milan, Real Betis, Dudelange
Group G: Villarreal, Rapid Wien, Spartak Moscow, Rangers
Group H: Lazio, Marseille, Eintracht Frankfurt, Apollon
Group I: Besiktas, Genk, Malmo, Sarpsborg
Group J: Sevilla, Krasnodar, Standard Liege, Akhisar
Group K: Dynamo Kyiv, Astana, Rennes, Jablonec
Group L: Chelsea, PAOK, BATE, Vidi
Group Stage Draw Seeding
Below are the pots from which the group stage matches will be drawn from. Each group is comprised of one team drawn from Pot 1, pot 2, pot 3 and pot 4. That’s how all the groups are drawn.
Pot 1: Sevilla, Arsenal, Chelsea, Zenit, Bayer Leverkusen, Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas, Red Bull Salzburg, Olympiakos, Villarreal, Anderlecht, Lazio
Pot 2: Sporting Lisbon, Ludogorets, Copenhagen, Marseille, Celtic, PAOK, AC Milan, Genk, Fenerbahce, Krasnodar, Astana, Rapid Vienna
Pot 3: Real Betis, BATE Borisov, Qarabag, Dinamo Zagreb, RB Leipzig, Frankfurt, Malmo, Spartak Moscow, Standard Liege, Zurich, Bordeaux, Rennes
Pot 4: Apollon, Rosenborg, Vorskla, Slavia Prague, Akhisar, Jablonec, AEK Larnaca, Vidi, Rangers, Dudelange, Spartak Trnava, Sarpsborg
Europa League 2018/2019 Favorites
Chelsea will be the outright favorites for this year’s competition. They will however have to face fellow English team, Arsenal to emerge winners. Other clubs that could be ranked favorites include the likes of Sevilla, Marseille and Ac Milan.
What do you say about the Europa League Group Stage Draw 2018/2019? Who will win?