Blues backed to make Europa progress

The Europa League starts again on Thursday with Chelsea tipped to progress further in the tournament than their three Premier League rivals.

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Europa League: Four English sides bidding for glory

Europa League: Four English sides bidding for glory

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Bet365 also ranks Rafa Benitez's side as the favourites out of the English quartet to score the most goals during the first legs, with the Blues facing Sparta Prague in the Czech capital.

Tottenham, meanwhile, host Lyon in the first leg, while Liverpool are away to Zenit St Petersburg and Newcastle host Metalist Kharkiv.

2012/13 Europa League (E/W ½ - 1,2)

Atletico Madrid 6/1, Chelsea 13/2, Anzhi Makhachkala 12/1, Inter Milan 12/1,

Napoli 16/1, Liverpool 16/1, Tottenham 18/1, Bayer Leverkusen 20/1, Zenit St Petersburg 20/1, Lyon 20/1, Lazio 20/1, Newcastle 33/1.

To qualify for next round

Zenit St Petersburg Evs, Liverpool 4/5; Newcastle 10/11, Metalist Kharkiv 5/6; Sparta Prague 5/1, Chelsea 1/8; Tottenham 8/13, Lyon 5/4.

To progress the furthest (DH rules apply - win only)

Chelsea 11/8, Spurs 13/5, Liverpool 11/4, Newcastle 11/2.

All English final

7/1

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Highest scoring team (win only)

Chelsea 7/4, Tottenham 11/5, Newcastle 11/4, Liverpool 5/1

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