UEFA Europa League Day 1 Preview: Chelsea travel to Greece without Hazard as Arsenal host Vorskla

Football fans across the world gear up for the debut matchday of the UEFA Europa League group stage.

 

Chelsea vs. PAOK

The key clashes include a Hazard-less Chelsea vs. PAOK in Greece, as Arsenal get ready to host Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea have chosen to rest key man Eden Hazard and are without Ruben Loftus-Cheek, out due to injury, while PAOK will be without Leo Matos, out due to suspension.

Potential XI’s follow –

Chelsea – 

Caballero, Alonso, Cahill, Christensen, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Ampadu, Barkley, Willian, Morata, Moses

PAOK – 

Paschalakis, Varela, Crespo, Vieirinha, Matos, Mauricio, Canas, El Kaddouri, Biseswar, Jaba, Karelis

 

Source: whoscored.com

 

Arsenal vs. Vorskla

Source: Arsenal.com

In the other key clash, Arsenal host Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium in their bid to win their first trophy under new manager Unai Emery.

Valencia are without the injured Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny, while Juventus are without Douglas Costa.

There are no suspensions for this match for either side.

Potential XI’s follow –

Arsenal – 

Leno, Monreal, Mustafi, Holding, Lichtsteiner, Guendouzi, Torreira, Welbeck, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette

Vorskla –

Shust, Artur, Dallku, Perduta, Chesnakov, Kobakhidze, Rebenok, Sharpar, Skylar, Kulach, Careca

 

Source: whoscored.com

 

The other matches of the day include Akhisar Belediye vs. Krasnodar, Besiktas vs. Sarpsborg, Dynamo Kiev vs. Astana, Genk vs. Malmo, , Lazio vs. Apollon Limassol, MOL Vidi FC vs. BATE Borisov, Marseille vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, Rapid Wien vs. Spartak Moscow, Rennes vs. FK Jablonec, Sevilla vs.Standard Liege, Villarreal vs. Rangers, AEK Larnaca vs. FC Zurich, Celtic vs. Rosenborg, Dinamo Zagreb vs. Fenerbahce, F91 Dudelange vs. AC Milan, FC Copenhagen vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, FC Spartak Trnava vs. Anderlecht, Ludogorets vs. Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiakos FC vs. Real Betis, RB Leipzig vs. Red Bull Salzburg, Slavia Prague vs. Bordeaux and Sporting Lisbon vs. Qarabag FK.

By Aditya Singh