Man City and Arsenal ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea in Uefa coefficient ahead of Champions League dr

Man City and Arsenal ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea in Uefa coefficient ahead of Champions League dr


EUROPE’S top clubs will find out their fate in the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday with the UEFA coefficient determining how each team will fare  Set across five seasons, the ranking currently has Manchester City and Arsenal ahead of defending champions Liverpool  Likewise, Europa League holders Chelsea are below the team they conquered in Baku last season  Real Madrid top the rankings with 146.00 points thanks to their three consecutive crowns, followed by 2015 champions Barcelona  Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Juventus make up the top five thanks to their continual runs into the latter stages of the competition  Top of the tree in Premier League terms are Manchester City, sitting on 106.00 points, having reached the semi-finals twice and quarters once in the past four years  Helping bolster Pep Guardiola’s ranking is the ease with which they have dealt with the group stages  Ten wins in the past two seasons at that stage have accumulated a wealth of points, pushing them past Europa League darlings Sevilla and big spenders Paris Saint-Germain ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one    How Does The Coefficient Work? Club coefficients are based on the results of clubs competing in the Champions League and Europa League  Only the past five seasons are taken into account.  Clubs are awarded points for reaching the group stage, winning or drawing matches, and qualifying for the latter stages  Success in the Champions League is worth more than equivalent runs in the Europa League  Coefficients are then used to determine which Pot qualifiers are in for draws.  The fact Arsenal have reached ninth place comes from their couple of strong Europa League runs of late after a decade of beating the Champions League group stage  Liverpool, meanwhile, sat out European football in 2016/17 along with Chelsea, putting them 11th and 12th in this year’s coefficient, respectively  However, Thursday’s draw won’t see the duo relegated to Pot 2 as the four groupings are only partly based off coefficient scores  Pot 1 is dedicated to the previous year’s winners of the Champions League and Europa League plus the winners of Europe’s top leagues, meaning there is a spot for City, PSG and Zenit  Therefore Real, Atletico and Borussia Dortmund must settle for Pot 2.  The draw takes place in Monaco on Thursday, at 5pm UK time  The Europa League draw is set for noon on Friday, Arsenal and Manchester United in Pot 1 with Wolves in Pot 4 if they progress Premier League Big Six fighting Euro clubs to save League Cup – with new proposal to play FOURTEEN Champions League group games

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