The draw has now been made with Arsenal gifted perhaps the easiest of the ties, the Gunners facing Ligue 1 side FC Monaco.
Manchester City and Chelsea both face tough tests against Barcelona and PSG respectively, City up against a Barca side who are third favourites at 11/2 to go all the way in the competition. Chelsea will clash with PSG for the second time in two seasons, Mourinho hopeful that his side can repeat last season’s outcome when the Blues dumped the French champions out of the tournament.
Bet365 have a wide range of specials available for the Champions League and Chelsea are up for grabs at 4/6 to manage to go further in the competition than either of their Premier League rivals. Indeed, the bookie have 6/1 available for all three English sides to make it through to the quarter-finals.
Arsenal see their price cut from 5/1 to 15/8 should they proceed further then both Chelsea and Manchester City following their relatively easy draw against Monaco. Pellegrini’s Manchester City are now 11/2 to get past Barcelona and proceed further than both English rivals.
Barcelona will being a certain Luis Suarez back to these shores when they visit the Etihad Stadium for the first leg against Manchester City. David Luiz will face his old club Chelsea when the West Londoners travel to Paris for the first leg on February 17th. Diego Costa is up for grabs at 13/8 to score more than Zlatan Ibrahimovic over both legs of this round.
Real Madrid remain joint favourites to manage back-to-back European titles at 5/2 alongside 2012/13 champions Bayern Munich. Barcelona are up for grabs at 11/2 with Chelsea the favourite English club to clinch the Champions League title at 7/1. Man City have drifted out to 16/1 following their draw with Barcelona and Arsenal are now 20/1 to go all the way.
All odds were correct at time of posting.