UEFA changes to hit Premier League sides

UEFA changes to hit Premier League sides

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Premier League sides will be hit by a new Champions League law change which affects the way teams are seeded.

As of the 2015-16 campaign, the eight top seeds will be the champions of Europe’s top seven leagues and the competition holders.

Previously, teams were seeded based on UEFA rankings. These were based on a team’s results in Europe.

That meant that last season, Chelsea and Arsenal were both in the same pot for the group stage draw.

But as there are no English sides left in the competition this season, there will only be one team from the Premier League in pot one next season. This will most likely be Chelsea.

UEFA hope that the change leads to more of Europe’s major clubs meeting each other in the group stage.