By goodness of winning the UEFA Champions League, Chelsea ends up in Pot 1 of the 2021/22 gathering stage draw, which, in typical conditions, wouldn’t be a reason for stress. Cursed as the Blues are, the most recent draw comes after a season that saw seismic changes in top European associations, the results of which will be exposed once the balls are drawn on August 26..”
Paris Saint-Germain surrendered the French title to Lille in 2020/21. In Spain, Atletico Madrid pipped both Barcelona and Real Madrid to the crown. Entomb Milan finished Juventus’ authority over the Italian title. In conclusion, minnows Villarreal crushed powerful Manchester United in the Europa League last. The above assertions are not simply a simple recap of the occasions of the past season yet results that straightforwardly impact the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League bunch stage draw. The entirety of the victors are in Pot 1 close by Chelsea, knocking the majority of the heavyweights into Pot 2.
What precisely are ‘Pots’?
In straightforward terms, they are actually as the word recommends, pots. In those pots are balls addressing each of the 32 members of that version of the Champions League. Pot 1 comprises of group victors from the main six European football affiliations (England, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain), in addition to the Champions League and the Europa League champs. For the excess three pots, groups are positioned according to their UEFA club coefficient and put likewise, which means the eight best-positioned groups out of the 24 leftover go into Pot 2. The equivalent is rehashed for Pot 3 and Pot 4. With that replied, this is what the pots look like in front of the draw:
Chelsea, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Lille, Sporting Club..”
Genuine Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Manchester United, Liverpool, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund
Porto, Benfica, Ajax, Zenit Saint Petersburg, RB Leipzig, Atalanta, Shakhtar Donetsk
RB Salzburg, Sheriff Tiraspol, Besiktas, Dynamo Kyiv, Young Boys, Club Brugge, AC Milan, Wolfsburg