The Champions League starts the week after the next.
Thomas Tuchel adds his views on Chelsea’s Champions League draw in the group stage.
While talking in the press conference ahead of Chelsea’s next game against Leicester City (h/t Football.London), manager Thomas Tuchel gave his views on the club’s Champions League group stage opponents for this season.
Chelsea have drawn with AC Milan, RB Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb in this year’s Champions League group. All three clubs are champions in their respective leagues. It would be a big challenge for the 2021 UCL winners.
Chelsea manager spoke to (h/t Football.London): “I only care about our group and we need to be fast with away tickets because Mateo Kovacic’s family is buying all the tickets.It’s always a difficult group. I’ve never experienced Champions League with an easy group. I don’t care about the names. This is the level.”
On paper, the Blues should win enough points out of this group to finish top and avoid a tough tie in the last-16 stage. Although, thinking along those lines would be dangerous territory for the team, which needs to take every team and game seriously.
The Champions League starts the week after the next, though there are three league games coming up for Chelsea before the first group game.
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