Chelsea’s best and worst case Champions League Round of 16 draw scenarios facing Graham Potter

On Monday morning, high-ranking executives from clubs across European football will gather at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon for the Champions League Round of 16 draw. Those from Chelsea will be in attendance as Graham Potter and his players discovered who they will take on in the first knockout stage.

Chelsea head into the draw as group winners. The Blues managed to overcome a difficult start – they lost away at Dinamo Zagreb and drew at home to FC Salzburg – to qualify for the Round of 16 with a game to spare. Although progress did come at something of a cost with Wesley Fofana, Reece James, and Ben Chilwell all suffering significant injuries.

Having replaced Thomas Tuchel after matchday one, Potter has enjoyed his early experience of the Champions League. “The quality of the opponent I would say [is the biggest difference] – and the quality of the team we have. We are Chelsea so the quality of players is incredibly high.

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