The new boss at the Bridge has taken the competition seriously and sees it as winnable silverware – but now fans are waiting with baited breath to see who they face in the knockout phase.
Who can Chelsea face in Europa last 32?
Chelsea breezed into top-spot in Group L, meaning they avoided the difficult seeded clubs, including Napoli and Inter Milan.
Instead, they were drawn against Swedish outfit Malmo, who finished in their Europa League group.
Blues will play the first leg away at Swedbank Stadion before return tie at Stamford Bridge.
When will the matches be played?
The last 32 ties will be played on the February 14 for the first leg and February 21 for the reverse fixture next year.
14 February: Round of 32 first leg
21 February: Round of 32 second leg
7 March: Round of 16 first leg
14 March: Round of 16 second leg
15 March: Quarter-final and semi-final draw
11 April: Quarter-finals first leg
18 April: Quarter-finals second leg
2 May: Semi-finals first leg
9 May: Semi-finals second leg
29 May: Final (Olympic Stadium, Baku)
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