West Ham are in the competition for the first time in five seasons – The Foxes once again missed out on Champions League football on the final day of the domestic season, but are considered one of the favourites to win this competition.
When is the Europa League draw?
Date: The Europa League group-stage draw takes place on Friday, August 27, 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Which teams have qualified for the Europa League so far?
- England: Leicester City, West Ham
- Spain: Real Sociedad, Real Betis
- Italy: Napoli, Lazio
- Germany: Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen
- France: Lyon, Marseille
- Portugal: Braga
- Russia: Lokomotiv Moskow, Spartak Moskow
- Belgium: Genk
- Denmark: Midtjylland
- Czech Republic: Sparta Prague
The remaining group-stage spots will be decided via the play-offs, which conclude this week, and those who drop out of Champions League contention.
Europa League draw rules
The 32 qualified teams will be split across four pots of eight based on club coefficient rankings.
As ever, clubs from the same league cannot be drawn into the same group.
Europa League group-stage fixture dates
Matchday 1 | 16 September
Matchday 2 | 30 September
Matchday 3 | 21 October
Matchday 4 | 4 November
Matchday 5 | 25 November
Matchday 6 | 9 December