Ancelotti’s Napoli faces Arsenal in Europa League
Ancelotti, who won the 2010 English Premier League in the first of his two seasons as Chelsea coach, avoided his former team in Friday’s draw.
First leg games are played on April 11, when Arsenal will host Napoli. Return games are on April 18.
With Napoli in a comfortable second place in Serie A, Ancelotti looks sure to lead the team back into the Champions League next season.
Arsenal and Chelsea, however, might need a path into the top-tier competition next season by taking the place reserved for the Europa League winner. Both are in a tight race for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
The London clubs avoided each other in the semifinals pairings that were also made on Friday.
Arsenal or Napoli were drawn to play Villarreal or Valencia, and Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt would be at home first against Chelsea or Slavia Prague.
The final is on May 29 at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.