Champions League: Chelsea face toughest challenge as English sides land favourable draw

Tom Homewood
Assistant Producer
The Champions League Trophy stands on display during the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 29, 2019. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Reigning champions Liverpool will face Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in the UEFA Champions League as they look to defend their title and lift the trophy for the seventh time.

Last season’s runners-up, Tottenham will face Bayern Munich as their toughest opponents in Group B, while Chelsea will play an Ajax side whose young squad stunned Europe with their run to the semi-finals last season, as well as Valencia and Lille in a tough group for Frank Lampard’s first season in charge.

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Premier League champions Manchester City take on the long trip to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk, as well as Dinamo Zagreb and Champions League debutants Atalanta.

Group F looks the most exciting foursome with Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague battling it out for the two positions to qualify for the knockout stages.

The 32 teams that qualified for this seasons competition have been split into eight groups of four and will battle it out to be crowned the best team in Europe.

Group A:

Paris Saint-Germain

Real Madrid

Club Brugge

Galatasaray

Group B:

Bayern Munich

Tottenham

Olympiacos

Crvena zvezda

Group C:

Manchester City

Shakhtar Donetsk

Dinamo Zagreb

Atalanta

Group D:

Juventus

Atletico Madrid

Bayer Leverkusen

Lokomotiv Moscow

Group E:

Liverpool

Naopli

Salzburg

Genk

Group F:

Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund

Inter Milan

Slavia Prague

Group G:

Zenit Saint Petersburg

Benfica

Lyon

RB Leipzig

Group H:

Chelsea

Ajax

Valencia

Lille

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