Chelsea market leaders to claim European crown, with Arsenal next in the betting
Maurizio Sarri’s aim will be to restore Chelsea to the Champions League stage this season, although one way of making certain this happens is by engineering a success in the Europa League.
Sarri’s team have started the domestic season brightly and it’s no surprise to see Chelsea trading at 6/1 to win the 2018/19 Europa League this season, with Paddy Power offering that particular price.
The bookmakers anticipate that there could definitely be an English winner of this competition, with Arsenal next in the betting at 9/1 with Unibet and Unai Emery’s side also have the potential to go deep.
However, it should be borne in mind that we still don’t know eight teams who will be joining the competition at the end of the Champions League group stage.
For example, Liverpool have been drawn in the same group as Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli which means one of these sides is likely to be dropping into the Europa League and potentially becoming favourites.
Atletico Madrid finished third in their Champions League group last season before winning the Europa League, so there are dangers lurking from the top European competition.
Sevilla are in the Europa League this time around and they’re trading as big as 18/1 to win the trophy, with AC Milan available at 25/1 and the same price has been afforded to Bayer Leverkusen.
All odds were correct at time of posting.