Who could Premier League teams draw in the Champions League?

Jueves, 07 Dic, 2017

CSKA Moscow will continue in the UEFA Europa League while Benfica, who did not win a single point, are eliminated.

Premier League clubs are able to sign and retain top players, while also attracting the leading coaches in the game - including Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte.

The draw for the Last 16 will commence in Nyon on Monday afternoon.

In the other match of the group, Anderlecht defeated Celtic 1-0 in Glasgow.

There has not been heavy investment on transfer fees or salaries like at Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

On the match itself in London as Chelsea finished level on 11 points with Roma but adrift due to their head-to-head record, Conte added: "I think it was a good game".

Even winning the Champions League last season saw Real Madrid collect marginally less cash than English newcomer, Leicester, which only reached the quarterfinals. We tried to create some chances in the second half.

St Juste was barely on the pitch for 20 minutes of Feyenoord's win over Napoli but his contribution more than made up for that.

Liverpool, of course, have a total absence of quality in defence - this is a side for whom 3-0 is a dangerous lead. We should have won.

Chelsea winger Willian has claimed that the club have to focus on the Premier League and domestic cups after their disappointment in the Champions League. It's important to note that teams can not be drawn against a side from their own country, nor can they be drawn against a side who they faced in the group stages.

Romelu Lukaku's clinical finish to equalise silenced a few doubters and ended a run of only one goal in 12 games.

In that time, the 28-year-old has established himself as a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge, giving consistently solid displays at left-back and right-back before slotting seamlessly into a back three in Conte's defensive system. Goals shouldn't be a problem.

Finally, the least likely draws for Liverpool are against Bayern Munich and Porto as the chances of being drawn against those sides is 15.3%.

"But having got through to the last 16, Chelsea can concentrate on their Premier League form now".

Were handed a real tough group alongside AS Roma and Atlético Madrid, but the Blues managed to secure their place in the next round by finishing second. "When you play this way and create so much you must be satisfied", Conte said.