After the creation of the Europa Conference League (a third-tier competition which sits underneath the Champions League and Europa League) there are now 32 teams in the Europa League group stage instead of 48.
That means that the quality is even more concentrated and some huge clubs are in the Europa League group stage this season, including Galatasaray, Lazio, Lyon, Monaco, Napoli, Fenerbahce, Olympiacos, Rangers, Celtic and Bayer Leverkusen, to name just a few of the leading contenders.
Premier League clubs Leicester City and West Ham United qualified for the group stage of the Europa League, as both Brendan Rodgers and David Moyes have their sights set on a deep run in the competition.
Below you will find everything you need to know about the Europa League for the 2021-22 season.
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