Chelsea will discover their next Champions League opponents later this morning and we’ve been taking a closer look at who the Blues could face.

Jose Mourinho’s finished unbeaten and top of Group G meaning they will draw a team who finished runner-up in their pool.

However, they cannot play Premier League rivals Manchester City and Arsenal or Roberto Di Matteo’s Schalke in the first knockout round.

That leaves five potential opponents in the pot for the Blues when the draw takes place in Switzerland at 11am.


Twice winners, the Old Lady finished three points behind last year’s finalists Atletico Madrid in Group A.

Juventus are one point clear at the top of Serie A and boast a truly world-class midfielders in former Manchester United star Paul Pogba and Chilean Arturo Vidal.

Bayer Leverkusen

Managed by Roger Schmidt, Bayer Leverkusen are currently third in the Bundesliga table and finished behind Monaco in Group C.

The German side are organised and difficult to break down, as well as being Andre Schurrle’s former team.

Paris Saint-Germain

Jose Mourinho says he wants to face the French champions because of Paris’ proximity to London, making it an easy journey.

Laurent Blanc’s side is smattered with big-money signings, including ex-Blue David Luiz, and were only beaten to top spot in their group after losing to winners Barcelona.


Basel pipped Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool to second place in Group B on the final matchday of the opening stage of this year’s competition.

Blues winger Mohamed Salah was plying his trade at the Swiss club last season, where he faced his new club in the group stage of the Champions League.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Willian’s former club finished second to Porto in Group H.

Shakhtar are currently playing their home matches in Lviv, more than 600 miles to the west, due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

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