Four Premier League clubs have qualified for this season’s European Cup
The 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage draw will take place on Thursday August 30 at 5pm UK time.
The gala is set to be staged at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and will be live on talkSPORT 2.
England’s top four clubs from the 2017/18 Premier League season will represent the country in the 2018/19 Champions League campaign.
Champions Manchester City lead the way, with Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool joining them.
But what pots are they all in for the draw, and who does this mean they will be able to face?
What pot at Manchester City in?
As the champions of England, Manchester City are automatically inserted into Pot One alongside the champions from the rest of Europe’s top eight leagues.
What pot are Manchester United in?
After all the champions are assigned to pot one, the rest of the draw is sorted by each club’s UEFA coefficient ranking. This means that Manchester United enter Pot Two as their ranking of 82.000 puts them among the best in Europe.
What pot are Tottenham in?
Like Manchester United, Spurs are also in Pot Two. Their club coefficient ranking of 67.000 is just about high enough to sneak them into the pot.
What pot are Liverpool in?
Liverpool’s pot will be decided by Wednesday night’s play-off game between Benfica and PAOK. The Reds are currently set to enter Pot Two as their club coefficient ranking is 62.000, however if Benfica win and qualify for the group stage, then they will push Liverpool down to Pot Three as the Portuguese club have a coefficient of 80.000.
PAOK achieved a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the tie in Lisbon last week, and host the second match in Thessaloniki with an away goal advantage in their favour.
Full list of pots are as follows:
Pot One – Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus, PSG, Lokomotiv Moscow
Pot Two – Borussia Dortmund, Porto, Manchester United, Shakhtar, Napoli, Tottenham, Roma
Pot Three – Schalke, Lyon, Monaco, Ajax, CSKA Moscow
Pot Four – Club Brugge, Galatasaray, Young Boys, Inter, Hoffenheim, AEK
To Be Decided – Liverpool (Pot Two or Three), Valencia (Pot Three or Four), Viktoria Plzen (Pot Three or Four)
Plus Three More Play-Off Winners – Red Star Belgrade or Red Bull Salzburg, Bate Borisov or PSV Eindhoven, Benfica or PAOK