Next season’s UEFA Europa League group stage is beginning to take shape, with seven of the 17 automatic qualifiers now known.*


ESP: Villarreal, Real Betis
GER: Leverkusen
ENG: Chelsea, Arsenal
RUS: Krasnodar
TUR: Akhisar

There will, once domestic seasons have concluded, be 17 teams assured of a UEFA Europa League place next term. A further 21 group stage berths will be decided via qualifying in the summer while ten more clubs transfer from the UEFA Champions League.

*All based on provisional standings as of 16 May 2018 with the access list decided by the UEFA association club coefficient rankings as of the end of 2016/17. Line-up for next season’s UEFA Europa League will be subject to final confirmation by UEFA in the summer.

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