Chelsea 1-1 Atl├ętico Madrid, Champions League

Eden Hazard celebrates after his shot deflected off Stefan Savic and in for Chelsea's leveller

Despite that, they look capable of breezing past Europa League teams of a significantly smaller standing in the latter stages of the second-tier competition.

Teams from the same group or country can not be drawn against each other, limiting some of the potential match-ups in the first knockout stage.

Chelsea next play at West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday, seeking to continue their run of six wins and a draw in the top flight since the mid-October loss at Crystal Palace.

"We are a top team, so we can face any team".

Firstly, here is how the draw will work.

Group runners-up: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Chelsea, Sevilla, Shakhtar, Porto, Basel. The number of English sides finishing at the top of their group, means that Chelsea only have a few options when it comes round to the draw.

The fact that they can not play Real Madrid again in the next round probably gives them the most favourable list of potential opponents.

The defending champions drew 1-1 with La Liga giants Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to secure a place in the Champions League last-16 draw.

Group winners: Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Roma, Besiktas.

Manchester United: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Real Madrid, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli, Porto or RB Leipzig.

Barca could draw Bayern, Porto, Shakhtar or Basel as well as Chelsea, but a 44% probability is incredibly high for a draw of this nature.

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

The Europa League Round of 32 draw will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyom at 12pm GMT on December 11 with the resulting ties to be played in principle on 15 and 22 February.

Group winners are drawn against second place sides and play away first, with the second legs at home.

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