Manchester United also get a place in the top five.
As much as fans are now used to short passing in modern Champions League football there are still plenty of aerial duels to be won among Europe’s elite.
Here are the most successful teams in this year’s competition when challenging for the ball in the air – statistics courtesy of WhoScored.
5. Chelsea – 57.4% of aerial duels won
Without the presence of a burly striker such as Didier Drogba in the side it’s perhaps something of a surprise the Blues feature so high on the list.
However, they remain a physical team with the likes of Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic and John Terry at the back, along with new signing Nemanja Matic’s presence in midfield.