Champions League: Chelsea Could Face Bayern, Inter in Group Stage

Champions League: Chelsea Could Face Bayern, Inter in Group Stage

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
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- Champions League could see Chelsea grouped alongside Bayern Munich and Inter Milan

- The Stamford Bridge outfit are in pot Two ahead of the draws which hold this week

- Frank Lampard's men were humbled out of the competition last season by the Bavarians

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Chelsea could possibly face Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, and Rennes in the group stage of this season's UEFA Champions League.

The Blues are in pot Two along with Manchester City and Manchester United while the Premier League champions, Liverpool take their place in Pot One.

Frank Lampard may have played a part in helping the London club beat Bayern to lift the title for the first time in 2012, he will, however, avoid facing them anytime soon over their form.

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The Bavarians recorded a 7-1 aggregate win over the Stamford Bridge side in both legs of their second-round encounters last term.

Champions League: Chelsea could possibly face Bayern, Inter Milan at group stage
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And they went ahead to humiliate Barcelona 8-2 before eventually winning the title with a 1-0 win over Paris Saint Germain.

Antonio Conte's Inter are in the pot Three and the Italian bor manager could be grouped with his former team for the European championship.

SunSport reports that Lampard should have gotten his team ready before the competition kicks off on October 20 - the delay caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.

However, teams are set to have to play six fiercely competitive European ties during the most congested season in history - which will possibly affect their Premier League campaign as well. earlier reported that Antonio Rudiger refused to play for Chelsea in their Carabao Cup defeat against fellow Premier League side Tottenham in a bid to leave Stamford Bridge.

The Blues forced Jose Mourinho and his wards to a 1-1 draw in full time before losing 5-4 on penalties which was a bad result for Frank Lampard.

In the 18-man squad that Frank Lampard presented against Jose Mourinho's team, Antonio Rudiger was not listed in a match which he was expected to play.

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