Champions League quartet transfer to Europa League

Champions League quartet transfer to Europa League

United finished top of Group A on Tuesday night, while Chelsea finished second behind Group C winners Roma on goal difference.

"It doesn't always mean that [it's easy] in the Premier League as we all know".

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Conte says Chelsea fear no-one in Europe's elite club competition, but reckons the strength in depth of the domestic league makes winning the European Cup hard for English clubs.

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However, with the competition now taking a break until February, domestic matters are at the forefront of Azpilicueta's mind, with Chelsea currently 11 points behind Manchester City and three behind Manchester United in third place in the Premier League, while they also face Bournemouth in the EFL Cup quarter-finals this month before they enter the FA Cup in January.

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"We have to show to deserve to go through to the next round in the Champions League".

After Liverpool had won the Champions League in 2005 but finished fifth in the Premier League, they were given special dispensation by UEFA to compete in the qualifying rounds alongside their Merseyside neighbours.

And while Tottenham had the best showing in the Champions League group stage of any club, their success domestically has waned, falling to sixth place, four points out the final Champions League berth.

Roma: Bayern Munich, FC Basel, FC Porto, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk. Furthermore, only four times in the last 14 years has a full complement of La Liga teams reached the last 16.

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