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Who could Chelsea get in today’s Champions League group stage draw?

Just two seasons ago, and with Thomas Tuchel a little over four months in the job, the Blues won their second Champions League crown by beating Manchester City.

Fast forward 15 months, and Chelsea will be hoping Thursday’s group-stage draw gives them a little respite after a humbling start to the new Premier League season, most recently losing 3-0 at Leeds.

Chelsea find themselves to Pot 2 and here’s the lay of the land ahead of the group stage draw.

Champions League pots

Pot 1

Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt, Man City, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Ajax

Pot 2

Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, RB Leipzig, Tottenham

Pot 3

Borussia Dortmund, Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Bayer Leverkusen

Pot 4

Rangers, Dinamo Zagreb, Marseille, Copenhagen, Club Brugge, Celtic, Viktoria Plzen, Maccabi Haifa

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Best-case scenario

  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Chelsea
  • Salzburg
  • Club Brugge

Group of death

  • Real Madrid
  • Chelsea
  • Inter Milan
  • Celtic

The draw for the Champions League group stage is on Thursday, August 25, at 5pm BST.

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