Arsenal and Chelsea’s best and worst case scenarios for Europa League draw

Arsenal and Chelsea will discover their Europa League group stage opponents when the draw takes place on Friday.

The Premier League duo missed out on top-four finishes last season so will be involved in Europe’s secondary club competition instead.

However, victory in May’s final in Baku will hand them a free pass into the Champions League for next campaign.

But who could the Londoners face in the group stage when the balls are drawn in Monaco and what is their best and worst case scenarios?

We take a look at their chances.

Best case

Rapid Vienna



Worst case

AC Milan

Spartak Moscow


Pot 1

Sevilla, Arsenal, Chelsea, Zenit, Leverkusen, Dymano Kiev, Besiktas, Salzburg, Lazio, Olympiakos, Villarreal, Anderlecht

Pot 2

Sporting Lisbon, Ludogorets, Celtic, Copenhagen, Marseille, PAOK Thessaloniki, AC Milan, Racing Genk, Fenerbahçe, Krasnodar, Astana, Rapid Vienna

Pot 3

Betis, Qarabag, BATE Borisov, D Zagreb, Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt, Malmo, Spartak Moscow , Standard Liege, Zurich, Bordeaux, Rennes

Pot 4

Apollon Limassol, Rosenborg, Vorskla Poltava, Slavia Prague, Akhisarspor, AEK Larnaca, Jablonec, Spartak Trnava, Videoton, Rangers , Dudelange, Sarpsborg

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