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What Are The Potential Champions League Draws For The Premier League Clubs?

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What Are The Potential Champions League Draws For The Premier League Clubs?

As we edge closer to the start of the Champions League season, many clubs around Europe will be nervously waiting for Thursday's draw.

The final qualifiers are being played this week before Thursday where clubs will finally be able to start planning their route to the final in Saint Petersburg on May 28.

Depending on the luck of the draw, each Premier League team could either have an extremely difficult or easy path to the knockout rounds.

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As all the qualifiers have not finished, below are the current pots for the draw:

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.

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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.

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As many of the Premier League clubs will look to steal the trophy from Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea, these are the most difficult groups that each club could get on Thursday:

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Chelsea

Toughest group: Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, AC Milan
Easiest group: Sevilla, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Sheriff Tiraspol

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Manchester City

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Toughest group: Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, AC Milan
Easiest group: Sevilla, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Sheriff Tiraspol

Liverpool

Toughest group: Bayern Munich, Ajax, AC Milan
Easiest group: Sporting Lisbon, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Sheriff Tiraspol

Manchester United

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Toughest group: Bayern Munich, Ajax, AC Milan
Easiest group: Sporting Lisbon, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Sheriff Tiraspol

The draw for the group stage will take place in Istanbul at 5pm for British viewers and it will be streamed live on the UEFA website and BT Sport.

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Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Football, Manchester United, Champions League

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