Champions League draw simulator: Chelsea group of death, Liverpool and Man Utd spared

GROUP F: Villarreal, Liverpool, Zenit St Petersburg, Besiktas

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would certainly be delighted if this was the outcome on Thursday. Villarreal will provide a strong test, but Zenit and Besiktas should be winnable ties.

GROUP G: Manchester City, Real Madrid, Ajax, Malmo

If Cristiano Ronaldo does join Manchester City this summer then that adds further spice to this hypothetical group. Two European powerhouses in City and Real Madrid facing off twice is what every neutral fan would love to see.

GROUP H: Lille, Juventus, Benfica, Wolfsburg

Full credit to Lille for their heroics in Ligue 1 last season, but this draw would pip them against Ronaldo at Juventus. The Italians would expect to progress with relative ease.