Full list of Europa League draw rules that Arsenal and Chelsea fans must know

ARSENAL and Chelsea will discover their routes to the Europa League final this morning – so here’s everything you need to know before the draw.

Arsenal won 3-0 at home to Rennes last night to overturn the two-goal deficit they had from the first leg.

A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang alongside a bullet header from Ainsley Maitland-Niles sealed their spot in the last eight in a competition in which manager Unai Emery has a great record.

The Spaniard, who won the Europa League title in three consecutive seasons with Sevilla, said: “I said to the players today, I am excited about this competition. It’s not just because you can get to the Champions League through this competition.

“It’s also because it’s one title and I think we can feel the possibility to win one title, doing this way with a difficult moment like today and playing also against big teams.”

Chelsea, meanwhile, swept aside Dynamo Kiev with consummate ease, winning 5-0 in Ukraine to claim an 8-0 aggregate win.

Olivier Giroud bagged a hat-trick in Kiev to make him the competition’s top scorer with nine goals, with manager Maurizio Sarri saying: “”Olivier is, for us, a very important player.

“I am really very happy for him and for the hat-trick, and I am really very happy with him.”

As both sides discover their fate today, here’s everything you need to know…

Europa League draw rules and details – what Arsenal and Chelsea fans must know
– The draw will take place at 12pm UK time in Nyon, Switzerland after the Champions League draw

– After the quarter-final, the semi-final draw will also take place so teams will know their route to the final (the home team for the final in Baku will also be drawn)

– Remaining teams: Arsenal, Benfica, Chelsea, Frankfurt, Napoli, Slavia Prague, Valencia, Villareal

– There is no country protection – so teams from the same national league can play each other

– The sides drawn first in a tie will play the first leg at home. HOWEVER, due to a decision by the local authorities, if Arsenal and Chelsea are both drawn to play at home in the same week, Arsenal will be forced to reverse their fixtures because they finished lower than Chelsea in the Premier League last season

– Like in the past two rounds, if the two teams involved in a tie score the same number of goals over the two legs, the team which scores more away goals qualifies for the next stage

– If the tie goes to extra-time, away goals count double in that 30-minute period. If the tie is not settled in extra-time, it goes to penalties

– Quarter-final dates: April 11 and 18

– Semi-final dates: May 2 and 9

– Final date: May 29

– Unlike other rounds, all games will kick off at 8pm UK time (although exceptions can be made)

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