Europa League draw: Chelsea, Arsenal gets favourable draw in last 32 matches

London clubs Chelsea and Arsenal have been given relatively easy opponents in the round 32 fixtures of the Europa league following Thursday draw.

Chelsea is to face Swedish club, Malmo while Arsenal was pitted against BATE Borisov.

In other fixtures, Scottish club Celtic, unseeded for the draw will take on Valuncia, Benfica is paired with Galatasaray, Sporting Lisbon face another La Liga side Villarreal, while Serie A side Lazio will play five-time winners Sevilla.

With UEFA rules stipulate that two teams cannot play in the city on the same night, so Chelsea - who also topped their group and play their second leg match at home - Chelsea will play Malmo on Thursday Feb 14, with Arsenal having to play their first leg of the tie on Wednesday, February 20 at 5pm, a day earlier than the other Europa League last-32 ties.

The final is set to take place at Baku's Olympic Stadium  in Azerbaijan, on May 29.

Full result of the draw:

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