2019/20 Europa League group stage as it stands

Seventeen teams qualify automatically for the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Manchester United, winners in 2017, return to the UEFA Europa League
Manchester United, winners in 2017, return to the UEFA Europa League ©Getty Images

This season's UEFA Europa League winners were crowned on Wednesday when Chelsea overcame Arsenal in Baku, but the 2019/20 group stage had been taking shape already.

Seventeen teams qualify automatically for the group stage, with beaten finalists Arsenal now joining the 16 sides previously confirmed as participants.

Among them are former winners Sevilla (2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016), Manchester United (2017) and Mönchengladbach (1975, 1979). Meanwhile, Ukraine's Oleksandriya will make a UEFA group stage debut, and for KV Mechelen a first European campaign in 26 years awaits.

2019/20 UEFA Europa League group stage as it stands

Five-time winners Sevilla return
Five-time winners Sevilla return©AFP/Getty Images

ESP: Getafe, Sevilla
ENG: Arsenal, Manchester United
ITA: Lazio, AC Milan
GER: Mönchengladbach, Wolfsburg
FRA: Rennes, Saint-Étienne
RUS: CSKA Moskva
POR: Sporting CP
UKR: Olexandriya
BEL: KV Mechelen
TUR: Beşiktaş
AUT: Wolfsberg
SUI: Lugano

Teams in bold have qualified subject to final confirmation by UEFA

United's 2017 Europa League triumph
United's 2017 Europa League triumph

Who else will line up in the 2019/20 group stage?

In all, there will be 48 sides in the group stage:

17 automatic qualifiers
21 play-off winners
6 UEFA Champions League play-off losing teams
4 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round losing teams

Do we know the draw seedings?

For the group stage draw, the teams are divided into four pots based on their UEFA club coefficients. So far we have:

104.000 Sevilla (ESP)
101.000 Arsenal (ENG)
78.000 Manchester United (ENG)
62.000 Beşiktaş (TUR)
50.000 Sporting CP (POR)
48.000 CSKA Moskva (RUS)
40.000 Wolfsburg (GER)
37.000 Lazio (ITA)
29.000 Mönchengladbach (GER)
23.000 Saint-Étienne (FRA)
20.713 Getafe (ESP)
19.000 AC Milan (ITA)
11.699 Rennes (FRA)
7.980 KV Mechelen (BEL)
7.780 Olexandriya (UKR)
6.250 Wolfsberg (AUT)
6.000 Lugano (SUI)

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