Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, and (in fact) Man Metropolis are all alive and within the spherical of 16, which begins in a few month (Feb. 16). The trail to the quarters for Chelsea and Metropolis seems to be somewhat simpler — the previous play LOSC, a group they beat twice within the 2019-20 group stage, and the latter face Sporting Portugal — than their EPL compatriots.
With the spherical a month away, Chelsea has time to fix the Romelu Lukaku situation (or make it worse). The Blues fiery begin cooled off fast sufficient, with the connection between supervisor Thomas Tuchel and the striker devolving.
Liverpool face Serie A-leading Inter Milan who simply added a Supercoppa trophy to their locker through a one hundred and twentieth minute aim from Alexis Sanchez (Sure, that Alexis Sanchez) in a 2-1 win over Juventus within the ultimate. Inter has scored probably the most objectives in Serie A (51) and allowed the second fewest (16), and can most positively make the most of Italian soccer ways — shithousery and bus parking — the longer the matches keep even.
Coincidentally, evenly matched is how I’d describe Man U and Atletico, who’re each having down seasons by their requirements. Silver linings are all United have left within the 2021-22 marketing campaign and advancing within the Champions League can be a large win for them as a result of they certain a shit aren’t successful it.
Apart from robust competitors, the one case in opposition to Metropolis is Pep has but to win this trophy as their supervisor, and he has a poor behavior of overthinking and tinkering, resulting in unexpectedly early outs or upsets within the ultimate.