Tottenham, Arsenal and Leicester have learned their fate after the draw for the Europa League group stage was made.
The three Premier League sides will be the English representatives in the tournament, looking to go further than last year – when Manchester United reached the semi-finals.
Tottenham had to navigate the qualifying rounds to reach the group stage, booking their place after beating Maccabi Haifa 7-2 in a play-off.
Jose Mourinho’s side will play as the top seed in Group J, where they will play Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets, Austrian side LASK and Belgium’s Royal Antwerp.
It will mark a return to Bulgaria for Spurs, after they beat Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the qualifiers.
Leicester automatically reached the group stage after finishing fifth in the Premier League. As a second seed, they will play in Group G, alongside Braga from Portugal, AEK Athens from Greece and Zorya Luhansk from Ukraine.
It’s the first time Leicester have been in Europe since 2016-17, when they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Arsenal confirmed their place in the competition by winning the FA Cup. They are the top seed in Group B, in which they will face Austrian side Rapid Vienna, Norwegian outfit Molde and Irish champions Dundalk.
The Gunners are hoping to go further than last season, when they were eliminated in the Round of 32.
Meanwhile, Celtic are in Group H with Sparta Prague, AC Milan and Lille, while Rangers are in Group D with Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Poznan.
The group stage begins on 22nd October. This year’s final will take place in Gdansk on 26th May 2021.
Europa League draw in full
Hapoel Beer Sheva
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Red Star Belgrade