CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Chelsea in Champions League: group, games, dates, schedule and rivals

Current Champions League holders have been placed in Group H where they will face Juventus, Zenit and Swedish side Malmo.

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Chelsea in Champions League: group, games, dates, schedule and rivals
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Last Thursday, the 32 participants in this year's UEFA Champions League discovered their group stage opponents ahead of the start of the next stage of the competition. The following day, following the completion of both the Conference and Europa League draws,European football's governing body confirmed the dates and kick-off times for the 2021/22 group stage.

Sin tituloThis picture shows the complete draw for the UEFA Champions League football tournament in Istanbul on August 26, 2021. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

UEFA Champions League (2021/22) group stage draw

Group A: Man City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Brugge

Group B: At. Madrid, Liverpool. Porto, AC Milan

Group C: Sporting CP, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas

Group D: Inter, Real Madrid, Shakhtar, FC Sheriff

Group E: Bayern, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv

Group F: Villarreal, Man United, Atalanta, Young Boys

Group G: Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg

Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo

Chelsea group H opponents

Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo

Two solid favourites from Group H stand out as clear candidates to progress to the next stage of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League. Barring any major upsets, both the side from London SW6 and Italian giants should have too much for both the Russian and Swedish champions in Zenit and Malmo respectively.

When do Chelsea's group stage matches take place?

14 September 2021: Matchday 1: Chelsea-Zenit (21:00 CEST/15:00 ET)

29 September 2021: Matchday 2: Juventus-Chelsea (21:00 CEST/15:00 ET)

20 October 2021: Matchday 3: Chelsea-Malmo (21:00 CEST/15:00 ET)

2 November 2021: Matchday 4: Malmo-Chelsea (18:45 CEST/12:45 ET)

23 November 2021: Matchday 5: Chelsea-Juventus (21:00 CEST/15:00 ET)

8 December 2021: Matchday 6: Zenit-Chelsea (18:45 CEST/12:45 ET)