Europa League group draw: Chelsea, Arsenal heavy favorites

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Two Premier League giants learned their fate for the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League group stage on Friday.

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Arsenal will have plenty of traveling to do in Group E with trips to Sporting Lisbon, Qarabag and Vorskla.

Chelsea will be the huge favorites in Group L as they face PAOK FC, BATE Borisov and Vidi FC.

Steven Gerrard‘s Glasgow Rangers will play against Villarreal, Rapid Wien and Spartak Moscow in Group G, while Celtic have been handed a tricky draw in Group B against sister clubs FC Salzburg and RB Leipzig, plus Rosenborg.

The standout groups elsewhere include Group H with Lazio, Marseille, Frankfurt and Apollon Limassol locking horns, while Group F is a beauty with Olympiacos, AC Milan, Real Betis and minnows F91 Dudelange doing battle.

Below are the groups in full, with the full game schedule in the link above.


Group A
Bayer Leverkusen
Ludogorets
FC Zurich
AEK Larnaca

Group B
FC Salzburg
Celtic
RB Leipzig
Rosenborg

Group C
Zenit
FC Copenhagen
Bordeaux
Slavia Prague

Group D 
Anderlecht
Fenerbache
Dinamo Zagreb
Spartak Trnava

Group E
Arsenal
Sporting Lisbon
Qarabag
Vorskla

Group F
Olympiacos
AC Milan
Real Betis
F91 Dudelange

Group G
Villarreal
Rapid Wien
Spartak Moscow
Glasgow Rangers

Group H
Lazio
Marseille
Frankfurt
Apollon Limassol

Group I
Besiktas
Genk
Malmo
Sarpsborg

Group J
Sevilla
Krasnodar
Standard Liege
Akhisarspor

Group K
Dynamo Kiev
FC Astana
Stade Rennais
FK Jablonec

Group L
Chelsea
PAOK FC
BATE Borisov
Vidi FC