21 August 2017

When is the Champions League draw 2017/18: Who could Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool Manchester City and Celtic play?

FIVE Premier League teams will compete for Europe’s most prestigious club prize this season.

Manchester United’s victory over Ajax in the Europa League final ensured they will be in the hat for the Champions League.

Five Premier League teams could be playing in the group stages of the Champions League next season
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But the route to the final in Kiev could prove longer for some clubs than others.

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Here’s the lowdown on the draw dates for the Champions League and which sides the English clubs could face.

Draw dates

Liverpool take a 2-1 lead over Hoffenheim in their play-off as they aim to get in next Friday’s group stage draw.

The second leg is on Wednesday, August 23.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are in pole position to snatch the last top four spot
Liverpool will play in the Play-off round of the Champions League

Here are the draw dates for this season’s Champions League…

Group Stage

The draw for the group stage will be in Monaco on Thursday, August 24 at 5pm BST.

Round of 16

December 11


March 16 2018


13 April 2018

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English clubs seeds for the Champions League draw

Pot One contains Champions League holders and the champions of the top seven leagues across Europe.

Therefore Chelsea are guaranteed be in pot one for the draw.

Pots 2, 3 and 4 contain the remaining teams, seeded on their club coefficient ratings.

Manchester City and Manchester United are guaranteed to be in pot 2.

Tottenham are in pot 3, as their co-efficient ranking is lower than Europa League winners United.

Kante has won two Premier League titles in successive seasons with Leicester and Chelsea
Chelsea will play in pot one of the Champions League group stage draws
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Who could Chelsea play in the Champions League?

The Blues could face Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund or Porto.

Roma, RB Leipzig, Basel, Feyenoord and Anderlecht are also possibilities.

Barcelona then beat Man United once again in the final two years later
Chelsea could meet Barcelona in the Champions League group stages
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Who could Manchester United play in the Champions League?

Jose Mourinho’s side could be drawn with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Monaco or Spartak Moscow.

Roma, RB Leipzig, Basel, Feyenoord and Anderlecht could also face a trip to Old Trafford.

Who could Manchester City play in the Champions League?

Like their rivals United, Man City are in pot two and face the prospect of playing the same teams.

Therefore they will definitely play one of the following: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Monaco or Spartak Moscow.

They will also draw Roma, RB Leipzig, Basel, Feyenoord or Anderlecht.

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Manchester City could take on the likes of Real Madrid or Bayern Munich
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Who could Tottenham play in the Champions League?

They will play one team from pot one which includes: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Monaco or Spartak Moscow.

Who could Liverpool play in the Champions League?

Liverpool need to win their Play-off fixture in order to book their place in the group stages.

A total of 20 teams play in the play-off round but because the Reds are seeded for the draw, it would mean they will play a weaker opposition.

They could currently play: Steaua Bucharest, Young Boys or Nice.

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