Champions League: Barcelona among teams Chelsea could face in round of 16

Champions League: Barcelona among teams Chelsea could face in round of 16

- Champions League round of 16 draw will be held on Monday, December 14 at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland

- Chelsea sealed a place in the last 16 of Champions League after they finished top in Group E

- The Blues booked their place with a game to spare after their huge win over Sevilla

- The West London club remain unbeaten in the European competition this season but they could be handed a very tough opponent in the round of 16

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Chelsea are among teams who will be seeded for the Champions League round of 16 draw on Monday, December 14 in Nyon, Switzerland.

Champions League: Barcelona among teams Chelsea could face in round of 16
Barcelona and FC Porto are among the teams the side could draw in the next stage of the competition. Photo by Chloe Knott.
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The Blues confirmed their place in the knockout stage of the competition having finished top of Group E with 14 points.

The side booked their place with a game to spare thanks to their huge win over Sevilla in match week five before holding Krasnodar to a 1-1 draw in their last fixture to maintain their unbeaten run in the European tournament.

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However, despite sealing a top spot in their pool, Metro UK reports the side could still draw a big team in the next round.

The west London side already have an idea who they could possibly face in the last 16.

With both Liverpool and Man City finishing as group winners, Chelsea can be drawn with any of the runners up except Sevilla.

Barcelona, who suffered a 3-0 defeat to Juventus are perhaps the biggest name Frank Lampard may have to contend with.

Portuguese side FC Porto and Lazio, who qualified at the expense of Belgian giants, Club Brugge are the other teams they could draw.

From Group A, Chelsea could face Atletico Madrid or Borussia Monchenglabach in Group B, while in Group D, the Stamford Bridge outfit could face Atalanta.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that the duo of Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi will be out of action for two weeks each.

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During the Blues' Premier League win over Leeds United, Ziyech sustained hamstring injury and the Morocco international is now recuperating.

Before the Blues' Champions League game against Krasnodar, Hudson-Odoi also sustained hamstring in training which ruled him out of the encounter.

These two players have been accessed by Chelsea's medical team, and Lampard is optimistic that they would return to training in two weeks.

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