The draw for this year’s Champions League group stage will commence, and it will be great to see a very familiar name in one of them balls.

When?

Thursday, August 24th, 5pm BST.

What TV channel is it on?

The draw will be shown live on BT Sport 2 or via live stream on uefa.com.

What teams are involved this year?

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Real Madrid Barcelona Napoli Celtic
Bayern Munich Atletico Madrid Tottenham CSKA Moscow*
Chelsea PSG Basel APOEL*
Juventus Borussia Dortmund Olympiacos Feyenord
Benfica Sevilla Anderlecht Steaua Bucharest*
Monaco Man City Liverpool* Maribor
Spartak Moscow Porto Roma Karabakh*
Shakhtar Donetsk Man Utd Besiktas Leipzig

The blues are the only English side in Pot 1 of course, as we are the Champions of England.

Remember: No team can draw another from their own country or from the same pot.

What will be Chelsea’s worst possible group?

  • Chelsea
  • Barcelona
  • Napoli
  • RB Leipzig

or

  • Chelsea
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Roma
  • RB Leipzig

As the Blues are in Pot 1, Chelsea are unable to be drawn alongside the likes of Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.

Our ‘easiest’ possible group can turn out to be:

  • Chelsea
  • Porto
  • Besiktas
  • Maribor

Let’s all hope we have more luck in the draw than Arsenal.

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