Chelsea face PAOK as Arsenal draw Sporting in Europa League

Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 31/08/2018

Chelsea will face PAOK FC of Greece as Premier League rival Arsenal battle Sporting Lisbon in the Group stage of the 2018-19 Europa League season.

The Blues is a past winner of this competition as the West London side recently won the cup in 2013, have made a perfect start to the new domestic season under Maurizio Sarri and will be hoping to take their current form into European competition.

The North London outfit was the semi-finalist of the tournament last season after bowing out in the final campaign of Arsene Wenger in the hands of the eventual winner Atletico Madrid but Gunners will be hoping under the guidance of the new manager and Europa League specialist Unai Emery to go two step further.

The UEFA Europa League Group draws have been concluded and the group standings are as follow as matchday day one takes place on September 20.