Chelsea will face Czech First League runners-up Slavia Prague in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League after the draw was made at lunchtime.
The Blues demolished Ukrainian outfit Dynamo Kiev in their round of 16 tie with Maurizio Sarri’s men winning 8-0 on aggregate.
Chelsea’s reward for their huge two-legged victory is a tie with Slavia Prague. The Czech side eventually saw off the threat of Spanish club Sevilla in their round of 16 tie to advance courtesy of a 6-5 aggregate success. The Blues will travel to the Czech Republic for the first leg before welcoming Jindrich Trpisovsky’s side to Stamford Bridge a week later.
The UEFA Europa League is Chelsea’s only realistic opportunity of winning silverware this season with The Blues out of both domestic cups and well behind the pace in the English Premier League. Sarri’s side will fancy themselves against most, if not all, of the sides left in this season’s competition.
The first leg against Slavia Prague will be staged at the Sinobo Stadium on Thursday 11 April while the return leg is scheduled to take place one week later. It has been announced that both matches will kick-off at 8pm.
Should Chelsea beat Slavia Prague, they will take on either Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals.