Champions League draw: Who could Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea face?

Champions League draw

All major European leagues have now returned and our attention will soon turn to the greatest club competition of them all - the Champions League.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the second leg of the final qualifiers will take place before the draw on Thursday evening.

But who will be competing for European glory at the  Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia come May 28?

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Well, their first step will be progressing through the group stage.

And ahead of the conclusion of the final qualifiers, we’ve decided to speculate who will be competing and who the English sides could face.

Let’s take a look at the possible pots after we’ve predicted the outcome of the qualifiers ahead of their second legs.

Pot one: Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, Inter Milan, Sporting Lisbon, Lille.

Pot two: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund.

Pot three: Porto, Ajax, RB Leipzig, Atalanta, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, RB Salzburg, Benfica

Pot four: Besiktas, Dynamo Kiev, Brugge, Young Boys, AC Milan, Malmo, Wolfsburg, Sheriff Tiraspol

Quiz: Can you name these obscure Champions League winners?

So, what does mean for the proposed groups?

Well, let’s take a look at the toughest and easiest possible opponents for each English side.

Both Chelsea and Manchester City find themselves in pot one, while Liverpool and Manchester United are in pot two. Sides from the same nation are unable to been drawn against each other in the group stages.

Chelsea

Toughest group: Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, AC Milan
Easiest group: Sevilla, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Sheriff Tiraspol

Chelsea

Manchester City

Toughest group: Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, AC Milan
Easiest group: Sevilla, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Sheriff Tiraspol

Manchester City

Liverpool

Toughest group: Bayern Munich, Ajax, AC Milan
Easiest group: Sporting Lisbon, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Sheriff Tiraspol

Liverpool

Manchester United

Toughest group: Bayern Munich, Ajax, AC Milan
Easiest group: Sporting Lisbon, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Sheriff Tiraspol

Manchester United

When is the Champions League draw?

The draw for the group stage will take place in Istanbul on Thursday 26 August at 5pm BST.

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Where can I watch the Champions League draw?

European football governing body Uefa will stream the draw live on their website.
In the UK, BT Sport will also air the draw live on BT Sport 2 HD and the broadcaster’s site.

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When does the Champions League start?

Matchday 1: 14/15 September
Matchday 2: 28/29 September
Matchday 3: 19/20 October
Matchday 4: 2/3 November
Matchday 5: 23/24 November
Matchday 6: 7/8 December

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Who are the favourites to win the Champions League?

Odds to win Champions League
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