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Loftus-Cheek could be one of Europe's best - Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri got his wish to avoid former club Napoli after the Italian side were drawn to face Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

The Gunners reached the last-eight after overturning a 3-1 deficit to beat French side Rennes 3-0 in the second leg of their last-16 tie.

The Italians are now second in Serie A to Juventus and have already shown their pedigree this season by beating Liverpool and drawing twice against Paris Saint-Germain in this season's Champions League group stages.

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"We started very well".

"He is improving", Sarri said to BT Sport of Loftus-Cheek. You know very well my relationship with the city, with the people.

Even though Higuain is set to be available for selection at Goodison Park this weekend, Sarri may well decide to give Giroud a first Premier League start of the year following his impressive performance in the week.

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Speaking after his hat-trick against Dynamo Kiev, Giroud said: "I'm a competitor and I want to play every single game and to be happy on the pitch".

Teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi continued his own fine Europa League form, slotting in his fourth goal of the tournament after racing clear with 12 minutes remaining.

First, the Chelsea boss has welcomed Loftus-Cheek's return to full fitness, before going one further, stating the England worldwide will be one of the continent's most touted midfielders in the near future. Physically, technically, he is improving tactically. "He can become one of the best midfielders not only in England but in Europe".

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Napoli were fortunate to progress to the quarterfinal after suffering a 3-1 defeat in the reverse tie against RB Salzburg, making it on a 4-3 aggregate score courtesy of Arkadiusz Milik's important away goal. Valencia sneaked past Krasnodar thanks to a stoppage-time victor from Goncalo Guedes in the dying moments of the second leg.

The 19-year-old Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov's 85th-minute effort looked set to dump out the Spaniards on away goals, but Portugal global Guedes came off the bench to send Valencia through.

Meanwhile, German club Frankfurt are perhaps the competition's dark horses considering they have got high quality attacking options in the shape of Luka Jovic, Sebastien Haller and Ante Rebic.

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