The London based sides were paired with minnows in Europe with Arsenal getting a tricky tie to face Sporting Lisbon.
Chelsea, Arsenal draw minnows
Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal have discovered their group stage opponents.
The group stage awards were held in Monaco and also crowned following his efforts to help Atletico Madrid to the title.
The defending champions however will not take part in this season's edition but the competition which is known to cause upsets provided an intriguing group phase.
The 48 teams were divided into 12 groups with the top two from each group progressing to the round of 32 knock out stage.
2018/19 Europa League draw in full
Group A - Bayer Leverkusen, Ludogorets, FC Zurich, AEK Larnaca
Group B - Red Bull Salzburg, Celtic, RB Leipzig, Rosenborg
Group C - Zenit St Petersburg, FC Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Slavia Prague
Group D - Anderlecht, Fenerbache, Dinamo Zagreb, Spartak Tranava
Group E - Arsenal, Sporting Lisbon, Qarabag, FC Vorskla
Group F - Olympiakos, AC Milan, Real Betis, Dudelange
Group G - Villarreal, Rapid Vienna, Spartak Moscow, Rangers
Group H - Lazio, Marseille, Frankfurt, Apollon Limassol
Group I - Besiktas, Genk, Malmo, Sarpsborg
Group J - Sevilla, Krasnodar, Standard Liege, Akhisharspor
Group K - Dynamo Kiev, FC Astana, Rennes, Jablonec
Group L - Chelsea, PAOK, BATE Borisov, Vidi FC
After the conclusion of the draw, the group stages of competition begins on Thursday, September 20 and the final will be played at the Baku Olympic Stadium Azerbaijan on Wednesday, 29 May 2019.
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