Europa League quarter-final draw 2019: When will Arsenal, Chelsea, Benfica and the rest learn their fate?

Arsenal beat Rennes on Thursday night to join Chelsea in the quarter-final draw of the Europa League.

The Gunners were made to work hard for their place in the hat, coming from 3-1 down after the first leg to win 4-3 on aggregate.

Chelsea’s progress was much smoother, easing their way past Dynamo Kiev and scoring eight goals without reply over the two legs.

The two English clubs join Benfica, Frankfurt, Napoli, Valencia, Villarreal and Slavia Prague in the draw after the latter beat Sevilla in extra time. 

That result means their will be no romantic meeting for Emery with his former club, but it will be a boost for the other sides left in the competition.

When is the Champions League quarter-final draw?

The draw will take place on Friday 15 March at 12pm GMT.

The semi-final draw will then take place immediately afterwards.

As usual, the draw will be held in Nyon, Switzerland – the home of Uefa.

How can I watch the draw?

The draw will be shown live on BT Sport 2.

You will also be able to stream the draw via

And join us at The Independent for the latest news, updates and reaction from Switzerland.

Which teams are in the draw?

  • 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.

The semi-final draw takes place immediately afterwards, meaning teams will immediately know their potential paths to the final.

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