Chelsea: Outlining Their Champions League Group H Opponents

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Chelsea: Outlining Their Champions League Group H Opponents
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The draw has been made, the stage is set.

The groups for the UEFA Champions League have been decided, and the action will commence in just over a fortnight's time.

It is only natural that each group and the teams that have been pitted against one another will go under microscope until the games begin.

Speaking of that, all eyes were on the Group of Death after Thursday night's draw was made. Each match will be a titanic battle, they say; the four sides in Group D are all champions of their respective leagues, one mustn't forget.

Nonetheless, all those who well and truly know a thing about Europe's elite club competition will tell you that there isn't the concept of an easy group in the Champions League anyway.

Defending champions Chelsea can't really complain about their draw. Things could have worked out far worse.

Their task of getting through to the knockout stages seems rather straightforward at the first thought. However, presumption is often the biggest undoing of those who fail.

Juventus and Shakhtar Donetsk are indeed quality opposition, and Danish side FC Nordsjaelland are an unknown quantity, so things could get tricky for the Blues.

Here's a close observation of the three clubs that could be a thorn in Chelsea's side as Roberto Di Matteo's boys attempt to secure their passage into the next stage of the tournament.

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