Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud demands game time from Maurizio Sarri

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported Arsenal progressed to the quarter-final round of the Europa League after thrashing Rennes 3-0 on Thursday, March 14, at the Emirates.

"We didn't put ourselves in a good position at the end of that first leg".

Carlo Ancelotti's side are as tough a side as remains in Europe's secondary competition and they beat Liverpool on their own patch in this season's Champions League before being narrowly edged out in the final round of group matches.

On the other hand, Spain does have the guarantee of one representative in the semi-final of the tournament, and the path of the draw ensures that either Villarreal or Valencia will be paired with the victor of the tie between Arsenal and Napoli in the semi-final.

The Europa League final will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 29 May and the Chelsea boss should confident of going all the way.

Let's take a quick look at the teams involved.

First, the Chelsea boss has welcomed Loftus-Cheek's return to full fitness, before going one further, stating the England worldwide will be one of the continent's most touted midfielders in the near future.

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It's not a serious problem, so he should be able to play, but I don't know yet.

The former Everton midfielder will get a heated reception should he play any part in the game, with Evertonians refusing to forgive him for the way he left the club in a cut-price move.

Elsewhere Portuguese giants Benfica play Inter Milan's conquerors Eintracht Frankfurt and there's an all-La Liga tie as Villarreal play Valencia for a place in the semi-finals.

The Portuguese outfit sit top of their domestic league ahead of Porto on goal difference and wonderkid Joao Felix is someone to be wary of in their ranks. They've got a real chance of the top four.

Chelsea certainly have a lot of work to do if they want to make the final, but it seems they are on the kinder side of the draw and anything can happen in a one-off match. A Napoli final again from Maurizio Sarri's position would be pretty exciting.

"It's important for me to stay mentally strong for the rest of the season, stay fit and work on my body so when I get the opportunities I can do well and help the team".

"Everton will double up on Eden Hazard and try to suffocate the game".

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