Chelsea to face Sparta Prague

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Chelsea_Japan1 REUTERS Chelsea will play in the Europa League after they were eliminated from the Champions League.

London – European champions Chelsea will play Czech side Sparta Prague in the last 32 of the Europa League after the draw was made in Switzerland on Thursday.

The west London club dropped down into the competition after becoming the first reigning European champions to fail to get through the group stage of the Champions League.

Among the other ties, Premier League Tottenham Hotspur will face Ligue 1 Olympique Lyon and Europa League holders Atletico Madrid take on Rubin Kazan.

Five-times European champions Liverpool face Russian side Zenit St Petersburg.

The first legs will be played on February 14 with the return fixtures a week later. – Reuters

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