Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud demands game time from Maurizio Sarri

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"I prefer to find them in the final", Chelsea's head coach said when informed that Napoli had also qualified.

Portugal takes on Germany as Benfica are drawn with Eintracht Frankfurt for the third quarter-final.

Arsenal and Chelsea, however, might need a path into the top-tier competition next season by taking the place reserved for the Europa League victor.

"Of course, an Arsenal final sounds good from the British side of things".

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If his team can perform anywhere near to their best then there is no reason why they can't take home the trophy. "So, for me, it will be very hard to play against them in Naples".

The club were alleged to have employed the Dane's father, Sten, as a scout on the day they signed the player - paying him £11,400 a month for four years - though he did not carry out any scouting duties for Chelsea.

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An all-Spanish pairing sees Villarreal play Valencia, and three-time runner-up Benfica will face Eintracht Frankfurt.

It would certainly be another step up in class if the Blues meet either of them and it's to be expected deep in the competition.

Olivier Giroud doesn't want to be just a back up for Chelsea.

With Napoli in a comfortable second place in Serie A, Ancelotti looks sure to lead the team back into the Champions League next season.

Olivier Giroud had a hat trick as Chelsea demolished Dynamo Kiev 5-0 in their Europa League round-of-16 second leg to win the tie 8-0 on aggregate.

But despite a patchy Premier League record, where the 32-year-old has only netted four times since his move from Arsenal in January 2018, Walker believes the Frenchman's talents are not fully appreciated.

Eden Hazard is perhaps the ace up Chelsea's sleeve that is yet to really be unleashed on the Europa League and he could be a real difference maker to inspire his side.

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