The Premier League is the go-to league at the moment in Europe after three of their teams have made it to the quarterfinal stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League against all odds. We may have predicted this number making it to the round of 16 but making it further? Well, unless the folks at Footiehound are psychic.
The likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City are in the next stage of the competition and have ignited hopes that the UCL title can end up in England this season. However, can these clubs make their numbers count?
England currently has the highest number of representatives remaining in the competition and this is a good one although there is the concern of an all Premier League encounter. Regardless, they’ve been impressive in the competition this season.
Liverpool have been struggling recently in the Premier League but appear to have a formula for winning when it comes to UEFA Champions League encounters.
The ease with which they breezed past Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig in the course of a rough patch was a good one. Having progressed, it remains to be seen if they can keep up and maintain the good form in Europe. We wait to see who they’ll be drawn against on Friday.
Asides from Bayern Munich who are favorites for the UCL title, the Citizens are one of the teams to beat in the competition this season. However, there is still a small concern or theory of them being drawn against the easiest teams to beat.
They are already being tipped to be drawn against Porto who seem to be the whipping boys at this stage of the competition. Well, underrate your rival at this stage of the competition at your peril.
Regardless, Pep Guardiola’s tactical masterclass is the major season the Citizens have progressed this far. Could this be their year of triumph in the UCL? We wait for the draws on Friday.
Thomas Tuchel has undoubtedly rejuvenated this Chelsea side who are now very well drilled and seem unbeatable. A few weeks back, very few would have envisaged them going past Atletico Madrid to the quarters when the round-of-16 draws were made.
However, Tuchel’s arrival has sparked a revival at Stamford Bridge and some folks are like; Could this be a Roberto Di Matteo season all over again? Well, we wait for the outcome of the draws on Friday.
The English sides have the numerical advantage and we’ll be looking forward to seeing if they can make it count. We’re looking forward to seeing how many of them can progress to the last 4 of the competition. These sides have their destinies in their hands and we wait to see how they fare, going forward.