Europa League info:
(for anyone slightly interested)
The draw for the Europa League Rounds of 32 and 16 will be made on Thursday 20 December from 1pm. Chelsea are one of the 16 seeded sides for the last 32 and will be drawn first in a tie, playing the second leg at home. The Blues cannot be matched with any club from the same association – Newcastle or Spurs in the case of the non-seeds – in the Round of 32.
There are no seeds, orders of drawing, or association restrictions in the Round of 16 draw.
Chelsea’s possible opponents in the Round of 32 are:
Anzhi Makhachkala (Russia),
Atlético Madrid (Spain),
Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany),
Sparta Prague (Czech Republic),
Bayer Leverkusen (Germany),
Zenit St Petersburg (Russia),
BATE Borisov (Belarus),
Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine),
Some decent looking away trips there. Some not so good, and there are a few repeats.