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When is the Champions League group stage draw, what TV channel is it on, can I live stream free and what are the pots?

THE Champions League is back as Chelsea, armed with Romelu Lukaku, look to defend their title.

The Blues were surprise 1-0 winners over Man City in last year’s final as Thomas Tuchel picked up the trophy just four months into the job.

Chelsea are looking to retain their Champions League title


Chelsea are looking to retain their Champions League titleCredit: AP

When is the Champions League group stage draw?

  • The Champions League draw will be held on Thursday, August 26.
  • It will commence at 5pm UK time – 6pm CET and 7pm in Turkey.
  • The draw is being held in Istanbul.

What TV channel is the Champions League group stage draw on and can I live stream it?

  • The Champions League draw is live on BT Sport 1.
  • Coverage commences at 4.45pm.
  • To stream it live, head to the BT Sport app or the Uefa website.

Can I watch the Champions League draw for free?

  • Yes. The Uefa website is free to watch for all while viewers with an EE phone contract can get a free trial of BT Sport.

What are the Champions League draw pots?

Pot 1

  • Chelsea (ENG)
  • Villarreal (ESP)
  • Atletico Madrid (ESP)
  • Manchester City (ENG)
  • Bayern Munich (GER)
  • Inter Milan (ITA)
  • Lille (FRA)
  • Sporting CP (POR)

Pot 2

  • Real Madrid (ESP)
  • Barcelona (ESP)
  • Juventus (ITA)
  • Manchester United (ENG)
  • Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
  • Liverpool (ENG)
  • Sevilla (ESP)
  • Borussia Dortmund (GER)

Pot 3

  • Porto (POR)
  • Ajax (NED)
  • Atalanta (ITA)
  • RB Leipzig (GER)
  • Zenit Saint Petersburg (RUS)

Pot 3 or 4

  • Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) or Monaco (FRA)
  • Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) or Brondby (DEN)
  • Benfica (POR) or PSV (NED)
  • Besiktas (TUR)
  • Dynamo Kiev (UKR)
  • Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) or Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA)

Pot 4

  • Club Brugge (BEL)
  • Young Boys (SUI) or Ferencvaros (HUN)
  • AC Milan (ITA)
  • Ludogorets (BUL) or Malmo (SWE)
  • Wolfsburg (GER)

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