Arsenal to face Napoli in Europa League last eight

Arsenal to face Napoli in Europa League last eight

Arsenal to face Napoli in Europa League last eight

Both are in a tight race for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

A hat-trick from Giroud set the tone as the Blues wrapped up a 5-0 - and 8-0 aggregate - victory over Dynamo Kiev to ease into the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday.

'Sometimes we've played with very good quality in the offensive phase, and sometimes not, ' he said.

After his hat-trick against Kiev last week, the World Cup victor was asked if he'd be willing to remain as one of Chelsea's rotation players due to his advancing age - to which he gave quite a strong response.

Chelsea took a 3-0 first-leg lead into the match in Kiev and added an away goal inside of five minutes when Giroud pounced on a Ruben Loftus-Cheek header following a corner and redirected it past Denys Boyko for the opener. So, for the opponents, it was really a very hard situation.

The Frenchman now has nine goals in as many games in the tournament this season and with the Blues advancing to the quarter-finals, it will surely be quite hard to drop the striker. "Higuain had a strong stomach ache with fever". "We played a wonderful first half and managed the game in the second half".

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Chelsea could move level on points with fourth-placed Arsenal this weekend when they take on Everton at Goodison Park.

'In my opinion, Everton, outside the top six, are the best team in the Premier League in terms of technical quality, ' said Sarri.

"[The draw against Arsenal is] a hard but very fascinating challenge for us, for the club and for our fans", Ancelotti said.

Sarri is unsure what kind of reception the 25-year-old will receive but hopes he is not verbally abused by home supporters.

The club were alleged to have employed the Dane's father, Sten, as a scout on the day they signed the player - paying him £11,400 a month for four years - though he did not carry out any scouting duties for Chelsea.

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