Perennial Champions League high performers Atletico Madrid finished third in the group. At the same time, our opponents won't be happy to play against us. Things could go from bad to worse tonight as those three clubs will be the only ones Chelsea can face in the next stage of the competition if Liverpool win their group.
Accordingly, both the sides are aware of the club they could potentially be up against in the final 16. We know PSG and Barcelona are very good but we are Chelsea so we have to be ready for everything. Barca are also restricted in terms of who they can face in the last-16 as they cannot be drawn against fellow Spanish sides Real Madrid or Sevilla - or Juventus, who they shared a group with.
Elsewhere Manchester City have already won Group F. However, Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk are still fighting it out for the other place in the knockout stages of the competition. From that point onwards it is a free draw so group-stage rematches and any all-Premier League clashes could be back on the agenda from that point onwards.
The Europa League Round of 32 draw will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyom at 12pm GMT on December 11 with the resulting ties to be played in principle on 15 and 22 February. Chelsea were through to the knockout stages, but blew their chance to finish in first place and earn an easier draw.
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