Giroud hat-trick helps Chelsea ease into Europa quarters

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"The potential of Loftus-Cheek is very high".

Maurizio's Sarri's side are now sixth in the Premier League, three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, but with a game in hand. "So, for me, it will be very hard to play against them in Naples".

Olivier Giroud has warned he is not prepared to settle for a back-up role at Chelsea and the 32-year-old striker insists his fitness records remain among the best at the club.

The ex-Arsenal star kept quiet about what the future may hold for him but reiterated that he was happy to have helped Chelsea advance to the final eight of the Europa League.

"I feel a lot of trust and belief from the manager, I get on very well with him".

"I thought he was terrific", Walker said.

A very favourable tie for the Premier League club, as they take on Czech side Slavia Praha.

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We knew after the first leg even if we lost, if we played our game we could win and go to the next round'. Every team is now important and it's going to be very hard .

"I prefer to face them in the final", he added.

"If you give someone like Giroud space in the six-yard box that's how good he can be".

Portugal takes on Germany as Benfica are drawn with Eintracht Frankfurt for the third quarter-final.

Insigne is of course the biggest miss for the Serie A side, as a vital source of creativity and goals - as well as leadership since Marek Hamsik left to play out his career in the Chinese Super League.

Whereas Chelsea or Slavia Prague will face either Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt, Villarreal or Valencia will be Napoli or Arsenal's next opponents in the Semi-Finals.

And it was Arsenal who had to compromise since they had finished below Chelsea in the Premier League last season. The Serbian worldwide will be able to face his parent side.

Elsewhere, Napoli wrapped up a 4-3 aggregate victory over last season's semi-finalists Salzburg despite a 3-1 second-leg loss in Austria. I've gone for a few draws this week and I don't see this being any different.

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