Data: Chelsea England's best hope in Champions League, Liverpool tipped to qualify

Champions League Trophy

All four of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are expected to make it through to the knockout stages, with Real Madrid the favourites to lift their 11th European title.

Chelsea are the English side to beat in Europe this season as they are rated the side fourth most likely to win the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho's side are given are 11.9% chance according to data analysis from Bloomberg Sports with Real Madrid tipped to defend their crown with a 19% chance.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona are second and third favourites for the competition with three of last season's four semi-finalists expected to be in the mix yet again for Europe's biggest footballing prize.

One surprising number may be last season's finalists and current La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are only given a 4.9% chance.

UCL BSPorts Projections Wheel

Liverpool are heavily fancied to qualify from Champions League Group B according the data, but are the least likely of the English clubs to win the trophy with 2.4 of a chance.

Despite yet another difficult group, Manchester City are given a 6.7% likelihood compared to Arsenal's 4.9%.

Liverpool have an 88% chance of getting through Group B in second place behind Real Madrid, and both Arsenal and Chelsea have topped their groups in the projections, with Arsenal expected to face a tough fight for top spot with Borussia Dortmund in Group D. Man City are expected to finish runners-up to Bayern Munich in their group.

Explaining how the data works, Bill Squadron, President of Bloomberg Sports, said: "BSports are adding our mathematically-derived predictions to the Champion’s League debate, just as we did with the projections for the top five European leagues last month.”

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