So, it all starts tonight – Chelsea start their hunt for the Champions League with a home tie against Bayer Leverkusen at 19.45. The other teams that stand in their way of progressing through the first stage are Valencia and Genk.
In relality, the group stage should be a formality but with football you never know …
There will be no Romelu Lukaku who has been left out of the squad, as has young Ryan Bertrand. The former shocked fans, but it is thought AVB wants to keep him for the league games.
The big question is: HOW FAR CAN CHELSEA GO???
By Scott Balaam