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When is the UCL quarter-final, semi-final and final draw? Date, time, how to watch, Chelsea’s opponents



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Chelsea will discover their path to the Champions League Final on Friday when the draw is made, after overcoming Borussia Dortmund last week.

Graham Potter‘s side will learn their fate when the draws are made from UEFA’s headquarters in Switzerland on Friday, with Chelsea‘s route to the final confirmed as the quarter-final, semi-final and final draws are conducted.

The two-time Champions League winners managed to knock out Dortmund across the two legs despite heading into the second leg 1-0 down. Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz ensured Chelsea’s European campaign didn’t come to an end to progress the Blues into the last eight.

Chelsea will be hoping to go all the way this season, with the final taking place on Saturday 10th June 2023 at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Turkey as Istanbul hosts the showpiece event.

Ahead of Friday’s draw, Absolute Chelsea has all of the details you need to know as the competition heads into its latter stages.

When is the Champions League draw?

The draw for the Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals will take place on Friday 17th March 2023 from 11am (UK).

The semi-final draw will take place once the quarter-final draw has taken place, seeing clubs learn their routes to the final in Istanbul.

The home and away team for the Champions League final in June will also be determined on Friday once the quarter-final and semi-final draws have been made.

How can I watch the UEFA Champions League draw?

The UEFA Champions League draw will be live on BT Sport 1 for viewers in the United Kingdom and will also be streamed on the UEFA website.

Who could Chelsea face in the quarter-finals?

  • AC Milan (ITA)
  • Bayern Munich (GER)
  • Benfica (POR)
  • Inter Milan (ITA)
  • Manchester City (ENG)
  • Napoli (ITA)
  • Real Madrid (ESP)

When are quarter-final and semi-final ties being played?


  • First leg: April 11 or April 12
  • Second leg: April 18 or April 19


  • First leg: May 9 or May 10
  • Second leg: May 16 or May 17