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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte warns fans over Champions League expectations

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte warns fans over Champions League expectations

Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham all won on a historic Champions League night for English football.

The Champions League last-16 draw will take place in Nyon on Monday, December 11 at 11am GMT.

Manchester City: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Basel, Real Madrid, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Porto or RB Leipzig.

Recall that the results of Tuesday's matches decided the next participants of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League - "Barcelona", "Bavaria", "Besiktas", Manchester city, PSG, real Madrid, Tottenham and Chelsea have added "Basel", "Juventus", "Roma" and "Manchester United". The group winners will be at home in the second leg.

Conte says Chelsea fear no-one in Europe's elite club competition, but reckons the strength in depth of the domestic league makes winning the European Cup hard for English clubs.

Cesar Azpilicueta is aiming to put the disappointment of Chelsea's failure to top their Champions League group behind him and focus on the Blues' domestic commitments.




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.

As such, the Blues will now get a more hard draw in the next round of the competition.

He said: "With five [English] teams to go through to the next round means the level of this league is very high".

With Premier League clubs struggling, La Liga teams have unquestionably taken a stranglehold of the competition, with the past four winners of the competition all hailing from Spain's top flight - Barcelona lifted the trophy in 2015 while Real Madrid won it in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Helped in no small part by a ruthless 7-1 victory over Celtic, the Parisiens set a new record of 25 goals at the group stage, smashing the previous record of 21 set by Borussia Dortmund in 2016.

Accordingly, both the sides are aware of the club they could potentially be up against in the final 16.


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