Chelsea Best of English Quartet

  • Last Updated: December 6 2012, 22:18 GMT

Chelsea are 9/1 second favourites for the Europa League after a night when both Liverpool and Tottenham joined the Blues and Newcastle in the last 32.

Chelsea are 9/1 for the Europa League
Chelsea are 9/1 for the Europa League

Last season's Champions League winners slipped into Europe's second-tier cup competition after exiting the elite event despite a 6-1 hammering of Nordsjaelland in their final group game at Stamford Bridge.

And Rafael Benitez's men are behind only defending champions Atletico Madrid in the Europa League markets. The Spanish side are rated 7/1 chances.

With Newcastle already qualified, the 2-0 defeat they suffered against Bordeaux merely confirmed they finished second in their group - and the Magpies are 33/1 outsiders of the four English teams in the competition.

Tottenham are 14/1 shots after reaching the knockout stages with a 3-1 victory over Greek side Panathinaikos at White Hart Lane.

And Liverpool are rated 16/1 chances after midfielder Jordan Henderson's maiden European goal saw Liverpool them into the last 32 with a 1-0 victory over 10-man Udinese.