Champions League draw for English Premier League teams
On Thursday, the Champions League draw took place for the 2020-2021 Champions League tournament. With 32 teams in the hunt to try and win the trophy, the excitement is through the roof for things to get underway later this year.
For the English Premier League, there are several teams who will be looking to raise the trophy high into the sky next spring. So, how did their draws turn out for the Champions League group stages?
Liverpool FC Champions League draw favors the English champions
After winning the Champions League in 2019, Liverpool had an early exit in its most-recent campaign.
However, the Liverpool FC news from Thursday is that they're in Group D with Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland. The Reds are the overwhelming favorites to win the group and move on to the knockout stages.
Manchester City Champions League news is exciting for fans
As for Manchester City FC, they also got some great Champions League news, as the club was drawn into Group C with Porto, Olympiacos and Marseille.
This is considered to be one of the less competitive groups in the tournament, with Manchester City expected to also dominate the Champions League Group C table.
Champions League Group E for Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC hasn't won the Champions League since 2012, but their journey to once again lift the cup will have them in Group E. They're joined by Europa League champions Sevilla, along with Krasnodar and Rennes.
For Chelsea, the fans will be eager to see how the new additions of the club help them perform in the Champions League. This of course includes Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, who have both already made a strong impression in the English Premier League.
Note: Manchester United, which finished third in the English Premier League table last season, has been placed in Group H with Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul.