Giroud hat-trick helps Chelsea ease into Europa quarters

Napoli beat Red Bull Salzburg 4-3 on aggregate in the Europa League last 16

Napoli beat Red Bull Salzburg 4-3 on aggregate in the Europa League last 16

That's all for today! "I am really very happy for him and for the hat-trick, and I am really very happy with him".

Maurizio Sarri said he hopes to meet Napoli in the Europa League final after watching Chelsea storm into the quarterfinals of the competition with a 5-0 rout of Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine. "We played a wonderful first half and managed the game in the second half".

Despite Arsenal coming out of the hat second, this time the first leg of the quarter-finals will be at the Emirates on April 11, with the Gunners heading to Napoli a week later, because of a potential clash with Chelsea's tie against Slavia Prague.

And for the first time in history, clubs will also learn who they could face in the semi-finals, with a draw for that round also taking place.

Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for Sunday's Premier League visit to Everton, which could see them move level with fourth-placed Arsenal.

And accordingly the victor of the third quarter-final will play the victor of the second in the semi-finals.

Kalidou Koulibaly salutes the Napoli fans
Kalidou Koulibaly salutes the Napoli fans

The club celebrated qualification to the quarter final stage after overcoming RB Salzburg 4-3 on aggregate despite losing 3-1 on Thursday, however, this injury news will surely put a dampener on what has otherwise been a great week for the club.

Sale Marchetti, secretary general, is in control of the draw.

The road to the final in Baku is shaping up to be a long, hard slog for Arsenal, who could be forgiven for feeling a twinge of envy at Chelsea being drawn against Slavia Prague and then facing a semi-final against one of Eintracht Frankfurt or Benfica.

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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.

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