The Champions League 2014-15 group stage draw has been confirmed and this time Chelsea have been drawn into Group G alongside Schalke, Sporting Lisbon and Maribor – considered the easiest group draw among the others.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 28, 2014
The Blues have never faced either Sporting Lisbon of Portugal or Slovenian champions Maribor but they did play against the German side Schalke last year. Undoubtedly, Chelsea will be comfortable favourites to top in Group G.
Here’s the best reaction from Chelsea fans to the draw:
Have Chelsea ever had a tough group draw? The Champions League is kind to the Blues.
— Natter Football (@NATTERFOOTBALL) August 28, 2014
Liverpool, City & Arsenal will probably get through but they’ll have to field their strongest XI & we won’t – advantage Chelsea?
— ParkedTheBus (@ParkedTheBus) August 28, 2014
Struggling to recall last time Chelsea had a tough Champions League group. Should breeze through group with Schalke, Sporting and Maribor
— tariq panja (@tariqpanja) August 28, 2014
Tough draw, again, for Manchester City. Good one for Liverpool and Arsenal. Easy one for Chelsea. #ChampionsLeague
— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) August 28, 2014
I wonder if Chelsea will ever see a testing Champions League group in my life time
— Adam Jones (@adamjones_28) August 28, 2014
Good draw for the English. Chelsea should be happy, Liverpool thrilled, City tense, Arsenal confident.
— Paul Kelso (@pkelso) August 28, 2014
I still reckon each of the four English teams will qualify. Although perhaps only Chelsea finishing top.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) August 28, 2014
Another Champions League draw, another good group for Chelsea, another second place finish for Arsenal, another group of death for City…
— Matthew Alrick Brown (@alrickbrown) August 28, 2014
First ever trip to Maribor in Slovenia rounds off Chelsea’s draw. Likely to be a much demand for the 13,000 seats at their Ljudski vrt home.
— Dan Levene (@BluesChronicle) August 28, 2014
Chelsea got a fantastically easy group. Great news for Mourinho as they’ll be able to carefully focus on the Premier League title race.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) August 28, 2014