Nightmare! Look at these Prem clubs’ possible Champions League group stage draws

first_img Liverpool are aiming to reach the group stage, where it could get very tough indeed 1 Thanks to Manchester United’s Europa League final victory, there is the possibility of having five Premier League clubs in the Champions League group stage next season.Liverpool must face a qualifying round play-off to reach the group stage, where they would join United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City in the draw.For the group stages, teams are placed in four pots of eight clubs, with pot one containing the champions from the eight highest-ranked leagues.Pot two contains the eight highest ranked clubs – based on UEFA co-efficient scores – from the remaining teams, with the next best eight in pot three and the lowest ranked in pot four.Chelsea will therefore be in pot one, and Manchester City and United are guaranteed to be in pot two.Tottenham will be in pot three, where they will be joined by Liverpool if the Reds qualify.English clubs cannot be drawn against each other in the group stage, meaning the toughest and easiest group stage draws for the Premier League sides look like this…Possible nightmare draws for Tottenham and LiverpoolPot one club: Real MadridPot two club: Paris Saint-GermainPot three club: Tottenham or LiverpoolPot four club: RomaPot one: Bayern MunichPot two: BarcelonaPot three: Tottenham or LiverpoolPot four: RomaPot one: JuventusPot two: BarcelonaPot three: Tottenham or LiverpoolPot four: Feyenoord or Celtic (the Dutch club are guaranteed to be in the group stage and pot four, but Celtic must negotiate three qualifying rounds)Possible nightmare draw for ChelseaPot one: ChelseaPot two: BarcelonaPot three: NapoliPot four: Feyenoord or CelticPossible nightmare draw for Man United and Man CityPot one: Real MadridPot two: Manchester United or CityPot three: NapoliPot four: Feyenoord or CelticPossible dream draw for Tottenham and LiverpoolPot one: Spartak MoscowPot two: PortoPot three: Tottenham or LiverpoolPot four: FC Salzburg (Salzburg have to negotiate three qualifying rounds)Possible dream draw for ChelseaPot one: ChelseaPot two: PortoPot three: AnderlechtPot four: FC SalzburgPossible dream draw for Man United and CityPot one: Spartak MoscowPot two: Manchester United or CityPot three: AnderlechtPot four: FC Salzburglast_img

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