europa league

English sides avoid big guns as Chelsea face Dynamo Kiev and Arsenal drawn against Rennes

Chelsea face a tricky tie against Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League round of 16, while Arsenal will play Rennes.

The Blues were part of the first tie drawn out on Friday lunchtime, and will have to travel to Ukraine in the second leg – a 3,000-mile round trip.

The Gunners meanwhile will face Ligue 1 club Rennes, who beat Real Betis in the round of 32.

Arsenal and Chelsea have found out their opponents for the Europa League round of 16


Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev

Eintracht Frankfurt v Inter Milan

Dinamo Zagreb v Benfica

Napoli v Red Bull Salzburg

Valencia v Krasnodar

Sevilla v Slavia Prague

Arsenal v Rennes

Zenit v Villarreal

First leg ties take place on March 7, second leg games on March 14.

Chelsea were the first team drawn out by former Sevilla goalkeeper Andres Palop in Nyon

The draw has been relatively kind to the Premier League sides however, as they avoided the competition’s biggest names including Sevilla, Napoli and Inter Milan.


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