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Ian Wright names the four teams who will make the UCL semi-finals

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The 2017/18 Champions League matchday three is set to take place this week, with Tottenham's trip to Real Madrid the standout fixture of the round.

Los Blancos have won the elite European competition in three of the last four seasons and Zinedine Zidane's side are the favourites to win it once again.

Despite their underwhelming start in La Liga, Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo have kicked off their Champions League campaign in dazzling form.

Manchester United, Besiktas, PSG, Chelsea, Spurs, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City are the eight teams with an 100% record after two matches.

Arsenal failed to qualify for the first time in the 21st century but - under Foreign managers - English clubs appear ready to challenge the big boys once again.

Jurgen Klopp's out-of-sorts Liverpool are the only of the five English teams who have stumbled, drawing each of their opening two group games.

In his column in The Sun, retired Arsenal striker Ian Wright has named the four teams he believes will go the furthest in this season's Champions League.

"As far as City are concerned, I fully expect them to go further than any other English side in this year’s Champions League.

Manchester City v Stoke City - Premier League

"I actually fancy them to make the last four, along with Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG.

"If it works out that way, you would hope City get drawn against the French team, because Barcelona and Real’s experience of life at the business end of the competition gives them a massive edge."

Despite the riches at their disposal, Manchester City have only reached the Champions League semi-finals on one occasion - losing to Real Madrid 1-0 on aggregate in 2016.

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Under Pep Guardiola's auspices, top-of-the-table City are producing some of the best football Premier League fans have ever witnessed.

They are averaging an incredible 3.63 goals per game following Saturday's 7-2 win over Stoke and are on course to score a record breaking 138 goals.

Chelsea currently hold the record goal tally for a Premier League season, racking up a a total of 103 under Carlo Ancelotti in 2009-10.

Chelsea Training and Press Conference

With Kevin De Bruyne pulling the strings in midfield, City are on course to absolutely smash Chelsea's record.

Guardiola appears to finally have City playing the way he desires and Ian Wright isn't the only one who expects them to compete on multiple fronts this season.

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