Chelsea Europa League favourites

  • Last Updated: February 22 2013, 8:21 GMT

Chelsea are the 15/4 favourites to win the Europa League after Eden Hazard's late strike gave them a 2-1 aggregate win over Sparta Prague and a spot in the last 16.

Eden Hazard celebrates Chelsea making it through.
Eden Hazard celebrates Chelsea making it through.

bwin offer the standout price with a general 7/2 available. Other firms are as short as 3/1 about the Blues' chances.

The Londoners next face Steaua Bucharest but questions remain about manager Rafael Benitez's future and the Spaniard is 8/1 with Sky Bet in the next Premier League manager to leave market. Ladbrokes go just 7/2.

Tottenham (9/1 with BetVictor, Stan James and Betway) and Anzhi Makhachkala (9/1 general) - who next face Newcastle - are battling it out in the betting behind Chelsea.

Spurs, who knocked out Lyon in the last 32 thanks to a late goal from Mousa Dembele, face Inter Milan (12/1 with Coral) next.

Last 16 draw

Plzen v Fenerbahce
Benfica v Bordeaux
Anzhi Mackhachkala v Newcastle
VfB Stuttgart v Lazio
Tottenham v Inter Milan
Levante v Rubin Kazan
Basel v Zenit St Petersburg
Steaua Bucuresti v Chelsea

The Magpies can be backed at 25/1 (Ladbrokes, 188bet) to lift the trophy following a 1-0 win on the night, and on aggregate, against Metalist Kharkiv.

Liverpool won't be playing in the last 16 after losing to Zenit St Petersburg on away goals.

The Russian side, winners of the competition when it was known as the UEFA Cup back in 2008, can be backed at 11/1 with bwin for glory and Benfica are also considered contenders at a general 10/1.

Atletico Madrid had been favourites going into the knockout stage but they were ousted by Rubin Kazan, who are now 16/1 shots with Ladbrokes and 188bet to lift the trophy at the Amsterdam ArenA on May 15.