The stage is set with Man United & Chelsea looking good heading into the group stage. Arsenal & Man City are a different story…
It’s been a few years since Man United & Chelsea were in the Champions League final, but today’s draw certainly give them a leg up in getting there – certainly compared to their Premier League rivals.
Champions League draw predictions
Champions League draw: Chelsea’s HARDEST & EASIEST possible groups
While Arsenal got placed into one of the toughest groups, United and Chelsea will be pretty relieved to see who they are up against. As for City, yet to reach the quarter-finals of the competition, this group of death would have meant near-certain elimination last year, but now it is not too clear.
Here is a breakdown of the eight Champions League groups:
Two of Europe’s best scoring teams face off as Zlatan & Cavani take on Ronaldo, Bale & Benzema. Ibrahimovic also makes a homecoming to his old Swedish stomping grounds.
Louis van Gaal must be extremely excited. Between getting arguably the weakest Pot One team plus a Wolfsburg team that may soon lose Kevin De Bruyne, it should be smooth sailing for the Red Devils.
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