Looking at the other English sides in the competition, Wolves have been drawn in Group K with Besiktas, Braga and Slovan Bratislava, another competitive pool, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side have a comparatively easier draw with some long haul away days to Partizan, Astana and AZ Alkmaar.
Scottish champions Celtic will face some heavyweight opposition in Lazio, Rennes and CFR Cluj, while Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side also have a tough draw in the form of Porto, Young Boys and Feyenoord.
Elsewhere in the draw, tough groups have been formed in C and J, in which all the teams are of a decent quality and competition for knockout stage spots will be fierce. This year’s competition looks set to be highly competitive.
Here is the draw in full:
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Sporting CP (POR)
CFR Cluj (ROU)
Standard Liège (BEL)
Vitória SC (POR)
Young Boys (SUI)
CSKA Moskva (RUS)
İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)
Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Manchester United (ENG)
AZ Alkmaar (NED)
When does the group stage begin?
The Europa League group stage runs from Thursday 19 September to Thursday 12 December.
- 19 September: Group stage, matchday one
- 3 October: Group stage, matchday two
- 24 October: Group stage, matchday three
- 7 November: Group stage, matchday four
- 28 November: Group stage, matchday five
- 12 December: Group stage, matchday six
The draw for the round of 32 draw will take place on 16 December in Nyon.