UEFA Champions League 2021: Possible opponents for Chelsea, Man Utd, PSG, Bayern, and more; Check out- With the draws of the Champions League on the 26th of August, let’s look at the possible opponents of big teams such as Chelsea, Manchester United, PSG, and many more. A total of 26 teams have qualified for the Champions League automatically and the remaining 6 will be decided via playoffs. Follow insidesport.co for all the action of the Champions League live.
Defending Champions Chelsea was in Group E last time and had a fairly easy draw with teams like Sevilla, Krasnodar, and Rennes while runners-up Manchester City was in Group A with teams like Porto, Olympiakos, and Marseille.
Chelsea finds themselves in Pot 1 as reigning champions, alongside Prem winners Manchester City and hence could face the same possible opponents.
UEFA Champions League 2021: Possible opponents for Chelsea and Manchester City:
Chelsea could face the aforementioned teams in the Group Stages of the UEFA Champions League. The likes of PSG especially with a reinforced team could cause a problem to Thomas Tuchel’s men.
Best possible group for Chelsea and Manchester City:
Chelsea/Manchester City, Sevilla, Dynamo Kyiv, Sheriff* (If they win play-off 2nd leg)
Worst possible group for Chelsea and Manchester City:
Chelsea/Manchester City, Ajax, PSG, AC Milan
Manchester United and Liverpool will be drawn from Pot 2 and thus, could face the same possible opponents.
UEFA Champions League 2021: Possible opponents for Manchester United:
Best possible group for Manchester United and Liverpool:
Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United/Liverpool, Dynamo Kyiv, Malmo
Worst possible group for Manchester United and Liverpool:
Bayern Munich, Manchester United/Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan
UEFA Champions League 2021: Possible opponents for PSG:
PSG cannot face opponents from its own pot- Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool, Sevilla, and Dortmund. It cannot play clubs from France either.
Best possible group for PSG:
Sporting Lisbon, Ajax, Wolfsburg
Worst possible group for PSG:
Chelsea/Manchester City, Porto, AC Milan, SL Benfica
UEFA Champions League 2021 Pots:
Pot 1: Chelsea, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Lille, Sporting Lisbon.
Pot 2: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund.
Pot 3: Porto, Ajax, RB Leipzig, Atalanta, Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Pot 4: Club Brugge, Young Boys or Ferencvaros, AC Milan, Ludogorets or Malmo, Wolfsburg.
Pot 3 or 4: Shakhtar Donetsk or Monaco, RB Salzburg or Brondby, Benfica or PSV, Besiktas, Dynamo Kyiv, Dinamo Zagreb, or Sheriff Tiraspol.
While the top 4 of the Premier League will be favorites to win the league, they will face tough competition from other sides as well. Even if Manchester City or Chelsea avoid Lionel Messi and co, Pot 2 has teams like Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Dortmund.
When will the UCL 2021-22 group stage draw take place?
The UCL 2021-22 group stage draw will take place on Thursday 26th August at 9:30 pm IST.
Where will the UCL 2021-22 group stage draw take place?
The UCL 2021-22 group stage draw will take place in Istanbul, Turkey.
UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Live: How to watch the group stage draw live?
Fans can watch the UEFA Champions League 2021 live draw on UEFA’s official website.
UCL 2021-22 Live: When and where will the final take place?
The UEFA Champions League 2021-22 final will be held on Saturday, 28th May 2022 at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia.