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Villarreal and Valencia drawn together in Europa League quarter-final

Villarreal and Valencia drawn together in Europa League quarter-final

"His potential as a player is very, very, high".

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti believes that it will be a hard challenge for his team to play Arsenal in the Europa League, but it will be one that the club and the fans will certainly relish.

He said: "In the last period, every time he has been on the pitch, he was able to play really very well".

Higuain's replacement, Olivier Giroud, netted a flawless hat-trick in a dominant performance by the Blues, with Marcos Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi also getting on the scoresheet in a 5-0 win.

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Should Chelsea win the Europa League, as they did in 2013, it would offer them an alternative route to next season's Champions League. Physically, technically, he is improving tactically. You know very well my relationship with the city, with the people.

Hudson-Odoi also continued his fine run in the competition with a fourth goal in Europe this season and while Walker thinks he will only get better, Giroud could act as the ideal role-model for him. "I'm happy for him, but he has to keep the feet on the ground because he can improve more".

Sarri's former club Napoli also progressed to the last eight on Thursday after a 4-3 aggregate win over Salzburg, but the Italian says he would only like to meet the Partenopei for the final in Baku on May 29.

The France worldwide has scored nine goals in Europe but has seen his first-team opportunities in the Premier League restricted by Sarri, with Gonzalo Higuaín signed on loan in January. "It would be hard to play them with my history with the club". Eintracht Frankfurt's star striker Luka Jovic scored a delicious chip to secure the victory and put them through to the quarter-finals. I think that we played a very, very good first half. A Napoli final again from Maurizio Sarri's position would be pretty exciting.