Champions League: John Terry names four teams to win trophy after Round of 16 draw
Former Chelsea captain, John Terry, has named four clubs he feels can win the Champions League this season following the round of 16 draw on Monday.
According to him, they are: Manchester City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
The last-16 fixtures have been confirmed after a controversial redraw in Nylon.
Chelsea take on Lille, while Liverpool play Inter Milan.
Manchester City face Sporting Lisbon, while Manchester United will take on Atletico Madrid.
And sharing a picture of the full draw, Terry gave his verdict as to who he thought would lift the trophy.
Chelsea and the luck of the Champions League draws
Chelsea’s rollercoaster performances in the UEFA Champions League group stages meant it exited Group H as the runner-up.
While this is an improvement over the last trophy defence’s campaign in 2012/13, the Blues still could (and should) have come out as a group winner.
Their second-place finish meant they would be drawn against one of four group winners in the Round of 16: Ajax, Bayern Munich, Lille or Real Madrid.
The presentation of those options saw Chelsea stare reality in the face, there weren’t any matches against Malmo left, this is the UCL getting serious.
UCL: I’m not mad but Man U could win Champions League – Paul Ince
Former Manchester United star, Paul Ince, has made a rather shocking prediction that the club could win the Champions League this season. Ralf Rangnick’s men have booked a date with Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 of the competition.
United had played a LaLiga outfit, Villarreal in the group stages, beating Diego Simeone’s men home and away and topping the group after losing their first game.
And Ince, a two-time Premier League title holder, reckons that the Red Devils could go all the way due to the nature of knockout football.
Brentford vs Man Utd: Tuesday’s Premier League match postponed after visitors report Covid cases
Man Utd recorded a “small number” of positive Covid-19 cases among players and staff following Saturday’s Premier League match at Norwich; club shut down first-team operations at their Carrington training complex on Monday; fixture at Brentford will be rescheduled in “due course”
Manchester United’s Premier League fixture away to Brentford on Tuesday night has been postponed due to a Covid outbreak among the visitors’ squad.
United made a request to the Premier League to postpone the fixture after being forced to close first-team operations at their Carrington training complex on Monday afternoon.
The club said they recorded a “small number” of positive Covid cases among first-team players and staff who took lateral flow tests on Sunday, a day after they beat Norwich 1-0 at Carrow Road.
Those positive results were confirmed after PCR tests were undertaken on Monday, and those who have the virus are currently isolating.
A statement from United on Monday night read: “Given cancellation of training and disruption to the squad, and with the health of players and staff the priority, the club requested the match to be rearranged.
“The Premier League board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors.
“Manchester United regrets the inconvenience caused to Brentford FC and to the fans of both clubs by Covid-19.”
Norwich manager Dean Smith has urged all fans to get their Covid booster jabs so they can keep attending football matches.
What Thomas Tuchel has done to kickstart Chelsea’s Premier League title surge ahead of Everton
Thomas Tuchel has done all he can to ensure his Chelsea squad are fresh for the visit of Everton in the Premier League on Thursday.
Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea’s first-team squad enjoyed two days off after overcoming Leeds United(Image: Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Thomas Tuchel has made no secret of the fact Chelsea’s players have been overworked in December. The main reason for that is the Blues’ lengthy injury list but the fixture schedule has also been unrelenting.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer / Dec 13, 2021