Which EPL Side Has Best Shot at Champions League Glory?

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Which EPL Side Has Best Shot at Champions League Glory?
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You don't need a pundit to tell you the significance of the UEFA Champions League in global football. Even the layman knows it is the the ultimate prize on the European club circuit, and winning the competition grants your club the status of undisputed kings of a continent crazy about the beautiful game.

Being a part of what is arguably the most decorated domestic league in the world, as well as possessing massive individual fanbases, it comes as no surprise that English clubs carry an immense weight of expectation when we speak of the Champions League.

Chelsea were the last English side to triumph in the competition, back in 2011-12, with Didier Drogba and Petr Cech delivering memorable performances as the Blues lifted the cup in Munich.

Last season was obviously a forgettable one from an English perspective, as none of the nation's four representatives made it past the round of 16. Meanwhile, sides from Germany and Spain fared well in the Champions League.

Although the final was staged at Wembley, both teams contesting it were from the Bundesliga, an organization fast emerging as a major threat to the Premier League in terms of popularity and the quality on show.

The group stages of the 2013-14 edition of the UEFA Champions League will soon be upon us, and the English lot must be keen to improve on their showings, if not go all the way in the competition.

Here, I assess the chances of each of the four Premier League clubs competing for top honors in Europe's most prestigious club tournament.

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