Chelsea has been a dominant force in the Champions League. After their famous victory over Barcelona in the Semi-finals and then going on to beat Bayern at their home ground, this team has shown nothing is impossible. With Mourinho taking command of the Blue Brigade it looks more likely to be their season. Let’s see what they have this time.
Schalke has been in bad form in German Bundesliga and they have reflected same in the Uefa Champions League but with a new signing of Kevin Prince Boateng and with the magic of Huntelaar one cannot judge their potential.
Basel is Swiss football club who has been doing great in the recent past. They are defending champions of the Swiss Super League and were knocked out in the semi-finals of the Uefa Europa League in 2012-2013 by Tottenham Hotspur and that too in a penalty shoot-out. This team looks promising and u never know what they can bring out in the competition.
F.C. Steaua Bucuresti is a Romanian professional football club who has been at the top in the Romanian League. Although they have been in top flight in the Romanian League but they have got some serious competitors when it comes to UEFA Champions League. Let’s see haw they do it here.
The 2 probable teams to qualify from the group are of course the Blue Brigade Chelsea and the team from the Hitler’s land Schalke.
Arsenal often known as the Gunners with serious setbacks of players like Nasri, Fabregas and Van Persie leaving the clubs have still managed to qualify for the Champions League. They have performed well than other EPL teams like Manchester United and Manchester City. With new signings of Mesut Ozil and players like Ramsey and Walcott this team can do wonders. Let’s see what they have in bag for this year’s Uefa Champions League.
Marseille is a football club in France who is performing great and manages to finish in the top four and had has been a regular face at the Uefa Champions League. Last season, they finished second below Paris Saint Germain but were not able to reflect their performance in the Champions League but they will be looking to change this thing this year around .
S.S.C. Napoli F.C.
Napoli is a professional football club in Italy who has been a regular member both at the Italia Serie A and UEFA Champions League. They have failed to perform at high levels but with new signings like Reina, Albiol, Callejon and Higuain and the most shocking Rafa Benitez as the manager, this team shows a lot of promise.
Borussia Dortmund F.C.
Dortmund- a team that showed the world having big names in the squad is not what is about winning. They demolished a perfect looking Real Madrid side with the likes of Ronaldo, Ozil, Benzema, Marcelo, Ramos and many other legends in the semi-finals and almost took out Bayern in the final of the Champions Legaue and that too without their star player Mario Gotze. This team looks like they will repeat their last year heroics.
Group F looks like the group of death with all the 4 teams capable of reaching the knockout stages. Each team has to play out of their skins to move further in the tournament but still my gut feeling goes with the team in Black and Yellow Borrussia Dortmund and the team from the British soil Arsenal.