Champions League draw LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel as Man Utd, Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea in hat – latest updates

THE Champions League group stage draw is upon us once again.

Four Premier League clubs are going into the hat this afternoon, with Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea set to learn their fate.

  • Start time: 4pm BST
  • TV/Live stream FREE: BT Sport 1/BT Sport app, Uefa website.

Pot 1
Bayern Munich, Sevilla, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit St Petersburg, Porto.

Pot 2
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Ajax.

Pot 3
Dynamo Kiev, RB Leipzig, Inter Milan, Olympiacos, Lazio, Atalanta, RB Salzburg, Krasnodar.

Pot 4
Marseilles, Lokomotiv Moscow, Bruges, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Rennes, Ferencvaros, Midtylland

Follow all the latest updates from Switzerland with our live blog below…

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    HERE WE GO!

    We're moments away from the draw starting!

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    BOUNCE BACK

    Paris SG were within touching distance of their first UEFA Champions League trophy, but they lost in last year's final to Bayern Munich.

    Can Paris SGbounce back this year?

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    NOT LONG TO GO

    We're just over ten minutes away from the Champions League group stage draw!

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    TRICKS AND FLICKS

    Hansi Flick has averaged a trophy every eight games in charge of Bayern Munich…..

    FIVE trophies in 40 games!

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    SONS OF THE GODS

    The De Godenzonen (Sons of the Gods) are ready for this years competition despite losing some of their most valuable assets this summer.

    Hakim Ziyech joined Chelsea and Donny van de Beek joined Man Utd.

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    WISHFUL THINKING

    it's safe to say that United fans do not want to be drawn in the same group as the reigning champions Bayern Munich.

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    HITMAN

    Robert Lewandowski scored 15 goals as well as providing six assists in just TEN Champions League appearances last season.

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    LEWANGOLSKI

    I think we have a winner already.

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    DEFENDING CHAMPS

    Bayern Munich won their sixth UEFA Champions League in strange circumstances at the end of last season.

    The match which saw them beat Paris SG 1-0, was played in an empty Estádio da Luz due to the ongoing coronavirus global pandemic.

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    REDS ON TOP

    Liverpool are the most valuable squad in world football according to Transfermarkt.

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    SIMULATED DRAW

    Here's how a simulated draw played out.

    Chelsea could possibly be drawn in the most difficult group being paired with the Italian champions Juventus as well as Timo Werner's former club RB Leipzig, and French high flyers Rennes.

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    GROUP OF DEATH

    Premier League champions Liverpool, could be given the 'group of death' in today's UEFA Champions League draw.

    The likes of Barcelona and Inter Milan could be drawn in Liverpool's group with both teams in separate pots to the English champions.

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    DINNER DATE

    Still wondering if Messi and Ronaldo have had dinner together yet.

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    LEGENDS COLLIDE

    Messi and Barcelona could be drawn against Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the group stages.

    If they are drawn in the same group, it would be the first time the pair have met at this part of the competition.

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    DRAW POTS

    Pot 1

    Bayern Munich, Sevilla, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit St Petersburg, Porto.

    Pot 2

    Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Ajax.

    Pot 3

    Dynamo Kiev, RB Leipzig, Inter Milan, Olympiacos, Lazio, Atalanta, RB Salzburg, Krasnodar.

    Pot 4

    Marseilles, Lokomotiv Moscow, Bruges, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Rennes, Ferencvaros, Midtylland.

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    GROUP STAGE DATES

    Matchday 1: October 20/21

    Matchday 2: October 27/28

    Matchday 3: November 3/4

    Matchday 4: November 24/25

    Matchday 5: December 1/2

    Matchday 6: December 8/9

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    QUALIFIED TEAMS

    Here are the 32 clubs who will be drawn out of the hat.

    • Spain: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla
    • England: Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea
    • Italy: Juventus, Inter Milan, Atalanta, Lazio
    • Germany: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Borussia Monchengladbach
    • France: Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, Rennes
    • Russia: Zenit St Petersburg, Lokomotiv Moscow, Krasnodar
    • Portugal: Porto
    • Belgium: Club Brugge
    • Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk, Dynamo Kiev
    • Turkey: Istanbul Basaksehir
    • Holland: Ajax
    • Austria: RB Salzburg
    • Denmark: Midtjylland
    • Hungary: Ferencvaros
    • Greece: Olympiacos

    TIME TO STIR SOME BALLS

    Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea find out their fates for the next six European matches in today’s Champions League group stage draw.

    Defending champion Bayern Munich’s six titles are among 47 held by this years lineup for the 66th edition of the European Cup or Champions League.

    Three of the four debutants – Krasnodar, Istanbul Basakehir and Midtjylland – were formed by relatively recent mergers and have a combined age younger than the competition itself.

    The other newcomer, Rennes, dates its history to 1901 but never finished as high as third in the French league until last season.

    A total of 15 countries are represented with Ferencvaros giving Hungary just its second entry in 25 years.

    The top-seeded teams in each of eight groups are the Champions League and Europa League title holders – Bayern and Sevilla, respectively plus league winners of the highest-ranked countries.

    They are: Real Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit St. Petersburg and Porto.

    It means Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo can be drawn in a four-team group with second-seeded Barcelona and Lionel Messi.

    Here's a look at the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, starting one month later than usual in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic:

    Uefa seedings for pots 2 to 4 ranks teams by Champions League and Europa League results in the previous five years.

    Leipzig and Atalanta came out of lowest-ranked pot 4 last season. Both went deep into the knockout rounds and are now in pot 3.

    Italian teams who have rarely been in the Champions League since 2015 Inter Milan, Atalanta and Lazio are in pot 3.

    The lowest-ranked team, No. 135, Ferencvaros, is also from the lowest-ranked country, No. 33 Hungary. It is the only group-stage team to come through four qualifying rounds that started in mid-August.

    No teams from the same country can be put in the same group. It means a group can include teams from each of Europes four highest-ranked leagues. So, it could be Real Madrid, Manchester City, Inter Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach.

    Uefa will ensure teams from Russia and Ukraine are kept apart for security reasons. That rule has been in place since 2014 when Russia annexed the Crimea region from Ukraine and separatist conflict flared in eastern Ukraine.

    Since then, Shakhtar Donetsk has been unable to play at its Donbass Arena home. Shakhtar played its group-stage home games in Kharkiv last season.

    All games in the qualifying rounds were played in stadiums without fans because of the pandemic.

    UEFA hopes some teams, with approval from local public authorities, can let spectators attend when games start on Oct. 20.

    Some games could be played in neutral countries if infection rates spike as winter approaches.

    UEFA said last week the fixture program can be extended from Dec. 9 to Jan. 28 to play any games postponed because of virus cases or travel limits.

    In a normal season, the 32 teams would be line to share prize money of £1.77billion from Uefa.

    That sum is the Champions League clubs share of £2.96bn total revenue from broadcasting and commercial sales for Uefa’s club competitions.

    However, it depends on the competition being played on schedule without disruption from the coronavirus pandemic.

    Last season’s prize money fund lost £523m to pay back broadcasters for disruption and fewer knockout round games.

    The winner in Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium on May 29 can expect to get at least £109m from Uefa.

    All 32 clubs are due a basic fee of 15.25 million euros ($17.8 million) plus more based on match results, shares of national broadcast rights, and a ranking of their historical record in UEFA competitions.

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