2018/19 UEFA Europa League group stage as it stands

Atlético have been crowned 2017/18 winners, but how is next season's UEFA Europa League group stage shaping up?

Aves celebrate winning the Portuguese Cup and earning a UEFA Europa League berth
Aves celebrate winning the Portuguese Cup and earning a UEFA Europa League berth ©Getty Images

Next season's UEFA Europa League group stage is beginning to take shape, with 15 of the 17 automatic qualifiers now known (qualified teams in bold).*

NEXT SEASON'S CHANGES

ESP: Villarreal, Real Betis
GER: Leverkusen, Eintracht
ENG: Chelsea, Arsenal
ITA: Lazio, AC Milan
FRA: Marseille, Rennes
RUS: Krasnodar
POR: Aves
UKR: Vorskla
BEL: Anderlecht
TUR: Akhisarspor
CZE: Jablonec
SUI: Luzern/Zürich

There will, once domestic seasons have concluded, be 17 teams assured of a UEFA Europa League place next term. A further 21 group stage berths will be decided via qualifying in the summer while ten more clubs transfer from the UEFA Champions League.

*All based on provisional standings as of 20 May 2018 with the access list decided by the UEFA association club coefficient rankings as of the end of 2016/17. Line-up for next season's UEFA Europa League will be subject to final confirmation by UEFA in the summer.

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