Champions League group stage draw - All you need to know

Luke Newton

The draw for this year's Champions League group stage will commence, and it will be great to see a very familiar name in one of them balls.

When?

Thursday, August 24th, 5pm BST.

What TV channel is it on?

The draw will be shown live on BT Sport 2 or via live stream on uefa.com.

What teams are involved this year?

Pot 1

Pot 2

Pot 3

Pot 4

Real Madrid

Barcelona

Napoli

Celtic

Bayern Munich

Atletico Madrid

Tottenham

CSKA Moscow*

Chelsea

PSG

Basel

APOEL*

Juventus

Borussia Dortmund

Olympiacos

Feyenord

Benfica

Sevilla

Anderlecht

Steaua Bucharest*

Monaco

Man City

Liverpool*

Maribor

Spartak Moscow

Porto

Roma

Karabakh*

Shakhtar Donetsk

Man Utd

Besiktas

Leipzig

The blues are the only English side in Pot 1 of course, as we are the Champions of England.

Remember: No team can draw another from their own country or from the same pot.

What will be Chelsea's worst possible group?

  • Chelsea
  • Barcelona
  • Napoli
  • RB Leipzig

or

  • Chelsea
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Roma
  • RB Leipzig

As the Blues are in Pot 1, Chelsea are unable to be drawn alongside the likes of Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.

Our 'easiest' possible group can turn out to be:

  • Chelsea
  • Porto
  • Besiktas
  • Maribor

Let's all hope we have more luck in the draw than Arsenal.

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