Premier League clubs to discover Champions League fate as Man City face tough draw

Despite being crowned Premier League champions at the end of last season Manchester City face the prospect of a difficult draw for the group stage of the Champions League, the Daily Telegraph has reported. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all also waiting to learn their fate but the seeding system means they should expect an easier time of it than Roberto Mancini’s City.

City will be in pot two even though they are the reigning champions of England – their recent ascendency to European football has left their co-efficient, the rating on which the seeds are determined, lagging behind a number of other teams. Chelsea, the defending Champions League winners, Arsenal and recent finalists Manchester United are amongst the top seeds.

That means City could theoretically be drawn in a group containing the champions of Spain, Italy and Germany, with Real Madrid the first seeds, Juventus third and Borussia Dortmund fourth.

Pot One: Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Porto, Milan.

Pot Two: Valencia, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit St Petersburg, Schalke, Manchester City, Braga, Dynamo Kiev.

Pot Three: Olympiakos, Ajax, Anderlecht, Juventus, Lille, Spartak Moscow, Paris Saint-Germain, Galatasaray.

Pot Four: Celtic, Borussia Dortmund, BATE Borisov, Dinamo Zagreb, CFR Cluj, Malaga, Montpellier, FC Nordsjaelland.

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