Everything you need to know about the Champions League round of 16 draw

Following our progression to the Champions League knockout stages courtesy of victory over Lille, we will now take our place in the draw for the round of 16. Here we have all the details on it and who we could play...

When is the Champions League draw?

The draw takes place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday 16 December. It starts at 11am UK time. 

How can I watch the draw? 

UEFA will be streaming the draw live on their website, while in the UK it will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 10.45am. 

Who could Chelsea play in the Champions League next round? 

As one of the eight runners-up, we can face any of the group winners aside from Valencia, who were in our group, and any team from the same national association, in this case Manchester City and Liverpool.

That leaves our possible round of 16 opponents as:


Bayern Munich


Paris Saint-Germain

RB Leipzig

Who else has qualified for the Champions League round of 16? 

Five other teams are confirmed runners-up, with two more still to be decided on Wednesday night. 

Borussia Dortmund



Real Madrid


Shakhtar Donetsk or Atalanta or Dinamo Zagreb

Atletico Madrid or Bayer Leverkusen

How does the Champions League draw work?

The group winners (seeded teams) are at home in the second legs, so Chelsea will be playing at Stamford Bridge in the first leg. 

No team can play a club from their UEFA Champions League group or a side from the same national association.

Further restrictions will be confirmed before the draw.

When do the Champions League round of 16 ties take place?

The first legs are scheduled for 18, 19, 25 and 26 February, with the second legs on 10, 11, 17 and 18 March.

Kick-offs are at 8pm UK time.

The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final is on 20 March.