Find Out Who Arsenal, Chelsea & Man City Could Get in Champions League 2nd Round

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The UEFA Champions League group stage was complete on Wednesday night as three of the four Premier League teams successfully made it through to the round of 16.

Manchester City progressed as group winners on Tuesday night before Chelsea joined them with a comfortable 2-0 victory over FC Porto at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal made hard work of what looked like an easy group to progress from, but an impressive 3-0 victory at Olympiacos meant Arsène Wenger’s side have now made it past the first group stage in each of the past 16 seasons.

Here are the possible opponents for each of the three remaining English clubs, ordered by UEFA coefficient club ranking:

Arsenal

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg, VfL Wolfsburg

The Gunners would really want to avoid any of the three Spanish sides.  If they had to pick one right now you might have to go with Real Madrid.  Neither Wolfsburg or Zenit would be considered favourites if they drew the Premier League side.

Chelsea

Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Benfica, PSV Eindhoven, Roma, Gent

The Premier League champions were eliminated by Paris Saint-Germain last season and Juventus reached the final.  These two would give José Mourinho’s a real tough challenge to reach the quarter-finals.  Roma has the potential to cause an upset whilst any of the other three sides would make Chelsea heavy favourites.

Manchester City

Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain, Dynamo Kiev, PSV Eindhoven, Roma, Gent

Paris Saint-Germain are the only team Manchester City would really want to avoid here.  Benfica aren’t nearly as strong as they have been in recent seasons, since the loss of manager Jorge Jesus.  Avoid the French champions and Roma and City should cruise into the final eight.

The draw takes place at 11am on Monday (14 December) morning.

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