Update: Semi-final fixtures

Fenerbahce v Benfica
Basel v Chelsea

Basel, Benfica and Fenerbahce join Champions League holders Chelsea in Friday's UEFA Europa League semi final draw, to be held in Nyon, Switzerland.


Where to Watch Draw Live

The draw starts at 11.15 am BST, with Eurosport providing live coverage in the UK. Click here to watch the draw live online, via UEFA's official Web site.


Chelsea, who overcame Rubin Kazan 5-4 on aggregate last night, are now the only representative from Britain in the two European competitions. The Blues' London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, crashed out 4-1 on penalties to Swiss champions Basel, after the two sides' played out a 4-4 draw over the two legs.

The other English outfit, Newcastle United, were eliminated by Benfica, with the Portuguese side progressing 4-2 on aggregate. Also in the last four are Fenerbahce, who beat Lazio 3-1 over the two legs.

Chelsea are looking to become the fourth club in history to win all three major UEFA titles. The west London side won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1971 and 1998, before last season's Champions League. And a Europa League triumph will complete the treble and place them alongside Juventus, Ajax and Bayern Munich.

Benfica, two-time European champions and five-time runners-up, are also looking for their first Europa League triumph, while Basel and Fenerbahce are making their semi final debuts in a European competition.

First leg matches will be played on 25 April and the return games on 2 May. UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino will conduct the draw, assisted by former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. The final will be played on Wednesday 15 May, at Ajax's Amsterdam ArenA.

Team to Watch: Benfica

The Portuguse side entered the competition in the knock-out stages, like Chelsea, after getting eliminated from the Champions League; they were in a group that included Barcelona. Jorge Jesus's men overcame the likes Bayern Leverkusen and Bordeaux in convincing fashion before beating Newcastle in the last round. Benfica gave Chelsea a tough time in the Champions League quarter final last season and will be confident of their chances, if drawn against the Blues again.

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