The draws have been made and the fixtures are ready.
The UEFA Champions League 2011-12 will start today with several big games to watch out for. Premier League heavyweight Chelsea take on a relatively young but aspiring Leverkusen side at home in their opening fixture.
Last season's Bundesliga runners-up boast of industrious and talented young stars who could very well pose a big threat to their more experienced and successful rivals. But Chelsea have history on their side, as well as the experience and quality which is starting to show with each passing day.
The match will be a mouth-watering clash of tactics. Here we will look into what we could expect.