Premier League clubs who will be playing in the Champions League next season have now known 22 of the 28 opponents they could face in the group stage.


Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea finished in the top four last campaign.

Chelsea, who won are the current Champions League holders and Premier League winners City have both been drawn in Pot 1.

This means they cannot be placed in the same group as each other, Liverpool or Chelsea due to UEFA’s same nation rule.

Pot 1 also has Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Villarreal, Bayern Munich, Sporting Lisbon and Lille.

Man United are in Pot 2 along Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus.

Porto, Ajax, RB Leipzig, Atalanta and Zenit Saint Petersburg are in Pot 3, while AC Milan and Wolfsburg are confirmed in Pot 4.

Besiktas, Dynamo Kiev and Club Brugge have also qualified for the Champions League but they are yet to discover whether they will be in Pot 3 or Pot 4.

This leaves six places remaining in the 32-team group stage.

Champions League qualifying is currently at its third round and those who emerge victorious from the two-legged ties will contest a play-offs to earn their spot in the group stage.

The Champions League group-stage draw will take place on 26 August.