UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw

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Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has been struggling with a stomach ache

The Italy forward is one of three players who may struggle to feature, with centre-back Vlad Chiriches and holding midfielder Amadou Diawara also sidelined with injury.

"The potential of Loftus-Cheek is very high".

"Callum needs to do it as well and take these opportunities when they come along". "I'm happy for him, but he has to keep the feet on the ground because he can improve more".

Maurizio's Sarri's side are now sixth in the Premier League, three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, but with a game in hand.

"We saw with his goal what he is capable of. So, for me, it will be very hard to play against them in Naples".

The Champions League will witness an all English quarter-final tie when Tottenham take on Manchester City, but the Europa League has not thrown up such a mix.

The arrival of Gonzalo Higuain as the replacement for Alvaro Morata in January once again hurt his chances of establishing himself as a regular starter domestically though.

Hudson-Odoi continued his eye-catching Europa League campaign with a goal and an assist at the Olympic Stadium, and Sarri was encouraged by the 18-year-old's display - while sounding a familiar note of caution.

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Reid, however, believes Ireland need to continue scouring the country for players who might be eligible to play for them.


"I thought he was terrific", Walker said.

He has scored nine goals in this competition. Four very interesting quarter-final ties, with Arsenal v Napoli looking to be the clash of the round.

In the other half of the draw, Benfica have been drawn to face Frankfurt, whilst Chelsea have perhaps been given the most favourable draw after being paired with Slavia Prague.

Napoli are second in Serie A and are one of the stronger sides left in the competition. The Serbian global will be able to face his parent side.

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

An all-Spanish affair for the second quarter-final. I've gone for a few draws this week and I don't see this being any different.

"Chelsea are probably one of the favourites and the performance last night proves why".

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