Five Premier League clubs will compete for Europe’s most prestigious club prize this season. Manchester United’s victory over Ajax in the Europa League final ensured they will be competing for the Champions League.
However, the route to the final in Kiev could prove longer for some clubs than others.
Here’s the breakdown on the draw dates for the Champions League and which sides the English clubs could face in the competition.
Liverpool take a 2-1 lead over Hoffenheim in their play-ff as the Reds aim to get in next Friday’s group stage draw. Their second leg is on Wednesday August 23.
Here are the draw dates for this season’s Champions League.
The draw for the group stage will be in Monaco on Thursday, August 24 at 5pm BST. You can follow all the news from the Principality on Football Week’s live blog.
Round of 16
March 16 2018
13 April 2018
English clubs seeds for the Champions League draw
The Pot One contains Champions League reigning champions and the champions of the top seven league across Europe.
Therefore Chelsea are guaranteed to be in pot one for the draw.
Pots 2, 3 and 4 contain the remaining teams, seeded on their club coefficiant ratings. Manchester City and Manchester United are guaranteed to be in pot 2.
Tottenham are in pot 3, as their co-efficient ranking is lower than Europa League winners United.
Who could Chelsea play in the Champions League?
Antonio Conte’s side could face Barceona, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund or FC Porto.
Roma, RB Leipzig, Basel, Feyenoord and Anderlecht are to be considered possibilities.
Who could Manchester United play in the Champions League?
The Red Devils could be drawn with cup holders Real Madrid or Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Monaco or Spartak Moscow.
There are also chances of Jose Mourinho’s side welcoming Roma, RB Leipzig, Basel, Feyenoord and Anderlecht to Old Trafford.
Who could Manchester City play in the Champions League?
Like their rivals United, Man City are in pot two and face the prospect of playing the same teams.
Therefore they will definitely play one of the following: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Monaco or Spartak Moscow.
They will also draw Roma, RB Leipzig, Basel, Feyenoord or Anderlecht.
Who could Tottenham play in the Champions League?
They will play one team from pot one which includes: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Monaco or Spartak Moscow.
Who could Liverpool play in the Champions League?
Liverpool need to win their Play-off fixture in order to book their place in the group stages.
A total of 20 teams play in the play-off round but because the Reds are seeded for the draw, it would mean they will play a weaker opposition.
They could currently play: Steaua Bucharest, Young Boys or Nice.