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Chelsea v Barcelona is the most likely tie of the Champions League last-16 draw – Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk

Chelsea v Barcelona is the most likely tie of the Champions League last – 16 draw, while Liverpool and Manchester City face a per cent chance of a trip to Madrid … but Tottenham will hope odds pay off in a pairing with Valencia

• Chelsea vs Barcelona is the most likely pairing in Champions League last – 16
• for the first time, all are from England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France
• Clubs from the same country and the same group cannot be paired together
• This means the probabilities of each last – tie can be calculated

• Man City and Liverpool are on course for Madrid trip to play Real or Atletico
• Tottenham also have a high chance of going to Spain to play Barca or Valencia

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Chelseacould well find themselves on a collision course with (Barcelona) ************ in the last – of the Champions League with that the most likely outcome from Monday’s draw.

A calculation of the probabilities of each pairing shows that Liverpool

an d Manchester City are most likely to face a trip to Madrid to play either Real or Atletico.

Tottenham , meanwhile, will be thrilled if they avoid the likes of Barcelona, ​​Juventusand Paris Saint-Germain and pull out their most likely tie against Valencia.

Chelsea could be on a collision course with Lionel Messi and Barcelona in the last –

It could mean a tricky assignment for Frank Lampard and his Chelsea team in the next round

Liverpool could be on course for a swift return to Madrid, where they lifted the trophy in June

The **********Twitter account LaLigaenDirecto,run by mathematics graduate Fran Martinez, has calculated the percentage chances of each club being drawn together in the last –

The 16 teams that have made it through have been divided into two pots – those that finished top of their groups will be seeded and will play a team that finished second.

However, at this stage of the competition, teams from the same country and teams that have just played in the same group cannot be drawn against each other.

While this immediately reduces the possible opponents for each team, their chances of being matched to a particular team are also affected by the number of clubs from each country that have qualified and which pot they’r e in.

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********** Because *** Tottenham Had Bayern in their group, and cannot play City or Liverpool at this stage, they have a higher probability of drawing a Spanish club, either Valencia ( (******************************************************************* (per cent (or Barcelona)) *************************************************************************************. )., who won their group, can’t be paired with Spurs, Chelsea or group opponents Atalanta. That increases the chances of getting a Spanish team, with either of the Madrid sides likely.The same applies to Liverpool, who could face a quick return to Madrid after they won the Champions League there last season. They cannot play against Spurs, Chelsea or Napoli.

The last – 18 draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday at am UK time.