England’s Four Champions League Representatives – Who Can Go All The Way?
The Premier League is trying to re-establish its dominance in the Champions League this year and have a good chance of doing so with four teams going for it.
The Premier League is trying to re-establish its dominance in the UEFA Champions League this year and have a good chance of doing so with four teams all heading towards the knockout stages of the competition for the first time in some years.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are among the favorites at bookmakers such as SportsBettingDime.com to lift the much-coveted trophy this year. In seven of the last nine finals there has been an English side contesting the final. The last one to win the trophy was Chelsea in 2011, when they defeated Bayern Munich in a penalty shootout at the Allianz Arena.
All four teams currently sit top of their respective groups as we head into the last two games, so it looks odds on that they will progress to the next phase. Arsenal’s position is arguably the most perilous as they have a tough group that includes Napoli, Borussia Dortmund and Marseille. With a trip to Italy on Matchday 6, Arsene Wenger will hope results go his way in the next round of games and his side can seal qualification with a game to spare, but there is still the chance that 12 points might not be enough for the north Londoners, which is truly unbelievable.
After ten games, Arsenal remain top of the Premier League thanks to nine consecutive games without loss, but they were eliminated from the Capital One Cup by Chelsea, who are hot on their tails in the league. Jose Mourinho’s side beat Schalke on Wednesday 3-0 to move ever closer to sealing qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League and who would bet against ‘The Special One’ lifting the cup with a third team?
Manchester United are off the pace in the Premiership as they slowly adapt to life under David Moyes. The Red Devils occupy eighth spot and are nine points adrift of the leaders so have it all to do to retain their trophy. However, they are sitting top of Group A in Europe and could seal qualification with a win next time out, and United could be a dangerous outfit in the last 16 should they make it.
Manchester City have already made it through to the next phase for the first time in their history with an impressive win over CSKA Moscow, and the Sky Blues will be looking to go all the way under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.
So out of the four English representatives, who has the best chance of winning the Champions League? We’ll leave they to you to decide!
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