After Chelsea, Group E in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League is wide open for exploitation. The group’s teams are nicely spread out all over Europe, with England, Germany, Switzerland and Romania all represented.
How they qualified: Barclays Premier League third place, directly into group stage
Best finish: Winner (2012)
Home stadium: Stamford Bridge / London, England
Coach: José Mourinho
Outlook: New-old coach José Mourinho has a lot of faith in his squad, as well he should. Chelsea should win this group, as it clearly has the largest talent pool at its disposal. Beyond that, Mourinho’s teams start to struggle. A core of his previous team, as well as the team that won this competition two seasons ago, remains at Stamford Bridge, which should give the former champion all the push it needs.
How they qualified: Bundesliga fourth place, defeated PAOK in playoff round
Best finish: Semifinals (2011)
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