Antonio Conte.

The three clubs Chelsea are likely to face in the Champions League round of 16

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Chelsea's hopes of winning their Champions League group took a major blow on Tuesday night when they were thrashed 3-0 by Roma.

Antonio Conte's side - who drew 3-3 with Roma at Stamford Bridge - are a point behind the Italians in the standings with two games remaining.

Despite recently winning three games on the trot, the Premier League holders appear to be a club on the verge of crisis.

Conte, who has repeatedly voiced his frustration at the Chelsea board, looks unlikely to spend a long time in West London.

They're 4th in the Premier League but have already lost three games - and trail Pep Guardiola's Manchester City by nine points.

Chelsea do appear likely to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, largely due to Atletico Madrid's surprising inability to beat Qarabag.

The Azerbaijani minnows have held Diego Simeone's side to draws home and away over the last fortnight to crush Atletico's European dreams.

"All explanations, after this result, are excuses," Simeone said in his post-match press conference.

Atletico Madrid v Qarabag FK - UEFA Champions League

"We did not start badly, had some chances but could not take them. Then we got anxious, nervous, at end of the first half. We played as we needed to in second half, I have the feeling the team did everything they could do.

"Their goalkeeper had a great game, Qarabag defended very well. Clearly the result is not what we were looking for, and we are in this arm-wrestle with the goal. We must keep insisting to overcome this situation."

Atletico Madrid, yet to win a game in Europe this season, were also previously beaten 2-1 at home by Chelsea.

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League

Chelsea's likely last 16 opponents

There's still two games remaining but Chelsea fans have already been working out their likely opponents in the Champions League knockout rounds.

If they were to finish 2nd, there will likely be only three of four clubs Chelsea can face.

The other four English clubs are currently leading their respective Champions League groups -eliminating a number of potential opponents, as teams from the same country cannot meet until the quarter-finals.


The trio of clubs Chelsea would likely be drawn against would be Barcelona, PSG and Besiktas.

If Real Madrid can top group H above Spurs, they would become a possible fourth opponent in the draw.

Mauricio Pochettino's high-flying Tottenham side host Madrid on Wednesday night following their impressive 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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