Chelsea have been drawn in opposition to Wolfsburg and Juventus in the group stage of this season’s Women’s Champions League, whereas Arsenal will play reigning champions Barcelona.Chelsea misplaced final 12 months’s last to Barcelona in Gothenburg however had been seeded in pot one for Monday’s draw having gained the Women’s Super League.
In the competitors’s first-ever group stage, the Blues had been positioned in Group A and will come up in opposition to a Juventus staff who’ve gained the final 4 Serie A titles and are managed by former Arsenal head coach Joe Montemurro.Emma Hayes’s aspect will even come up in opposition to DFB Pokal holders Wolfsburg, having crushed them in the quarter-finals final season, and Swiss champions Servette – who overcame Glasgow City to succeed in this stage of the competitors.Despite the powerful draw, Chelsea will nonetheless be favourites to progress as group winners, with the highest two from every of the 4 teams qualifying for the quarter-final stage this 12 months.
Barcelona’s Vicky Losada lifts the trophy after beating Chelsea 4-0 in final season’s Women’s Champions League last
Arsenal got here by way of two qualifying rounds to succeed in the group stage having completed third in the WSL final season.
As properly as dealing with Barcelona in Group C, the Gunners will tackle Hoffenheim and HB Koge.
Lyon, essentially the most profitable membership in the competitors’s historical past with seven titles – together with 5 consecutive wins from 2016 to 2020 – are in Group D with Bayern Munich.Group-stage matches begin on October 5-6 and finish on December 15-16, with the ultimate in Turin on May 22, 2022.Full draw:Group A: CHELSEA, Wolfsburg, Juventus, ServetteGroup B: Paris Saint-Germain, Breidablik, Real Madrid, KharkivGroup C: Barcelona, ARSENAL, Hoffenheim, HB KogeGroup D: Bayern Munich, Lyon, BK Hacken, Benfica