Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City eagerly await Champions League draw

Liverpool must get used to competing with Europe's best teams once again. Photo: PA

Chelsea and Arsenal, should the Gunners win their play-off against Besiktas, will be in pot one for the Champions League group-stage draw on Thursday, with Manchester City in pot two and Liverpool in pot three.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the best and worst possible outcomes for the English quartet.


Best: Chelsea, Basle, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor

Worst: Chelsea, Paris St Germain, Ajax, Roma


Best: Arsenal, Basle, Sporting, Maribor

Worst: Arsenal, PSG, Ajax, Roma


Best: Benfica, Manchester City, Olympiacos, Maribor

Worst: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Roma


Best: Benfica, Basle, Liverpool, Maribor

Worst: Real Madrid, PSG, Liverpool, Roma