West Ham, Leicester & Rangers: Everything you need to know about the UK’s Europa League & Europa Conference League semi-finalists

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By Josh Barker Published: April 27, 2022 2:33 pm
Last Updated: April 27, 2022 3:16 pm

 Everything you request   to cognize  astir  the UK’s Europa League & Europa Conference League semi-finalists

The United Kingdom is inactive going beardown successful each 3 European competitions this year. The Champions League last is expected to person astatine slightest 1 English broadside competing for the trophy, whilst the Europa League and Europa Conference League are being represented by West Ham, Rangers and Leicester City.

West Ham and Rangers volition look disconnected with Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig respectively successful this year’s Europa League semi-finals, whilst Leicester instrumentality connected AS Roma successful a Europa Conference League semi-final aboriginal this week.

Here is everything you request to cognize astir the trio’s European travel truthful acold and going forward.

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The travel truthful far

West Ham

West Ham are presently experiencing a history-making run that, nary substance the result going forward, volition unrecorded agelong successful the representation of the Hammers’ faithful.

West Ham were drawn successful Group H of this season’s Europa League alongside Dinamo Zagreb, Rapid Vienna and Genk.

And, isolated from successful their past radical game, by which constituent they had already qualified for the knockout rounds, West Ham dominated their radical – winning 4 and past drafting one.

The eastbound Londoners were past paired against Europa League specialists Sevilla successful the Round of 16, a necktie they were expected to lose, particularly aft the archetypal limb which they were dealt a 1-0 decision in.

However, a Tomas Soucek equaliser and an extra-time onslaught from Andriy Yarmolenko was capable to publication West Ham a spot successful the quarter-finals for the archetypal clip successful their history.

David Moyes and co. past took connected French outfit Lyon, drafting 1-1 successful the archetypal limb earlier picking up a 3-0 triumph distant from location successful the reverse fixture.

Leicester City

Like West Ham, Leicester City began 2021/22 successful the Europa League. However, a daze nonaccomplishment to Legia Warszawa followed by a gully with Spartak Moscow and a decision to Napoli successful their last radical crippled resigned the Foxes to the Europa Conference League.

From here, Leicester smashed minnows Randers FC 7-2 implicit 2 legs of a qualifying necktie earlier seeing disconnected Stade Rennais and PSV successful Round of 16 and quarter-final matchups.

Rangers

Rangers besides began 2021/22 successful the Europa League, but their run got disconnected to a nightmare commencement erstwhile they mislaid their opening 2 games vs Lyon and Sparta Prague.

However, the Scottish outfit past picked up wins implicit Brondby IF and Sparta Prague arsenic good arsenic drafting to Brondby and Lyon successful the 2nd meetings betwixt the pair.

This was capable for Rangers to clinch 2nd spot successful their group, drafting them against Borussia Dortmund, who had fallen retired of the Champions League, successful the Round of 16.

Despite being dense underdogs vs BVB, Rangers bushed the German broadside 4-2 and drew the reverse limb 2-2. An awesome accomplishment adjacent if Dortmund could not telephone upon Erling Haaland for some legs.

Star men

West Ham: Declan Rice

West Ham person a fig of players who person performed admirably successful this year’s contention including Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma.

None, though, person impressed much than Declan Rice. The midfielder is West Ham’s skipper contempt lone being 23 and it is casual to spot why.

Rice led by illustration crossed West Ham’s Europa League travel to day and has besides netted an awesome 3 goals successful 8 outings contempt being a antiaircraft midfielder.

Leicester City: Patson Daka

Despite precise seldom completing 90 minutes for Leicester, Patson Daka is the Foxes’ apical scorer successful European contention this term.

The 23-year-old scored 5 successful six Europa League radical games this play and has netted a further 1 and provided 1 assistance successful 4 Europa Conference League ties, with said assistance starring to the all-important victor vs PSV successful the quarter-finals.

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Rangers: James Tavernier

Rangers’ prima antheral during their 2021/22 Europa League run has astir surely been James Tavernier.

Even though helium is simply a right-back, the Rangers skipper has scored a staggering six goals and provided 2 assists successful 11 Europa League outings this term.

The bulk of those extremity contributions person travel successful immense games arsenic well, with lone 1 assistance and nary goals successful the radical stages.

Chances of winning

West Ham

With a afloat acceptable squad, West Ham would beryllium 1 of if not the favourite to triumph the Europa League heading into the semi-finals.

However, with Craig Dawson presently their lone acceptable centre-back, 2 legs vs an intense, pacey, originative Eintracht Frankfurt whitethorn beryllium excessively overmuch for Moyes and co.

Odds: West Ham are presently 2/1 to triumph the Europa League with bet365.

Leicester City

Leicester City are the joint-favourites to triumph the Europa Conference League on with Marseille.

However, if the Foxes bash assistance the trophy, they volition surely person had to enactment for it.

Jose Mourinho, contempt his diminution successful caller years, remains thing of an adept successful high-profile cupful games, with Tammy Abraham and co. definite to origin Leicester each sorts of issues successful the semis.

Marseille – the broadside Leicester volition apt look successful the last – are besides having an fantabulous 2021/22, sitting 2nd successful Ligue 1 with a superb antiaircraft record.

Leicester are presently 9/4 to triumph the Europa Conference League with bet365.

Rangers

Despite causing a large upset against Dortmund, Rangers are, and astir apt rightfully so, wide outsiders to triumph the Europa League.

They are facing arguably the champion broadside near successful the contention successful the signifier of RB Leipzig successful the semis and, adjacent if they nary marque it past them, which seems unlikely, West Ham and Frankfurt are, connected paper, amended teams than the Scottish outfit.

Rangers are presently 8/1 to triumph the Europa League with bet365.

This nonfiction was edited by Ben Browning.

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