After trouncing sorry Dynamo Kiev 8-0 on aggregate, Chelsea is the clear favorites for the Europa league trophy 2019. But then, Napoli and Arsenal will have a lot to say about that. The Gunners came back from behind to win Rennes 3-0 after losing the first leg away 3-1. Napoli narrowly qualified after losing 3-1 to Salzburg. but, their 3-0 home win saw them advance 4-3. So, who could face who in the Europa league quarterfinal draw 2019?
There was a surprise defeat of Sevilla by low-rated Slavia Prague. They defeated Sevilla 4-3 after extra time after the first and second leg ended in 2-2 all draw. Slavia Prague qualified with a 6-5 aggregate score. Also, Inter Milan were knocked out at home (0-1) by Eintracht Frankfurt.
So, here are the teams in the Europa League Quarterfinal draw 2019. They include.
- Arsenal (ENG)
- Benfica (POR)
- Chelsea (ENG)
- Frankfurt (GER)
- Napoli (ITA)
- Slavia Praha (CZE)
- Valencia (ESP)
- Villarreal (ESP)
How does the draw work?
There is no seeding or country protection in the Europa League quarter-final or semi-final draw.
PLEASE NOTE: The semi-final draw takes place immediately afterwards, meaning teams will immediately know their potential paths to the final.
UEFA Europa League Quarterfinal Draw 2019
So, here are the full fixtures. Chelsea gets a very favorable draw. It will take a huge upset not to reach the semis. For Arsenal, Napoli awaits.
Villarreal vs Valencia
Benfica vs Frankfurt
Slavia Prague vs Chelsea
Europa League 2019 Favorites
Below are the favorites in my view in this order.
As Arsenal faces Napoli, one of the favorites will be out of the way. So, what do you think about this?