Former Premier League stars, Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand have named the four favourite clubs to win the Champions League this season.
Cole and Ferdinand revealed their favourites clubs to lift the Champions League following the conclusion of the round of 16 second-leg fixtures on Wednesday night.
Recall that Chelsea defeated Lille, while Villarreal eliminated Juventus.
The remaining eight teams in the Champions League last-8 are Manchester City, Chelsea, Villarreal, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Benfica.
Asked to name favourite club to win the Champions League, Cole told BT Sport: “I think they are four favourites to win it.
“The other English teams, Man City and Liverpool, are favourites for me and it’s a flip of a coin between them on the day. And then I put Bayern just above Chelsea.”
Asked to rank the remaining Champions League contenders, Cole added: “Right now, I would go Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Villarreal, Benfica.”
On his part, Ferdinand said: “I would go Man City, then Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Villarreal, Benfica.”
Chelsea fan’s hilarious tweet over Tuchel to Man United rumours goes viral
The uncertainty over Chelsea’s future has led to some rumours and an opinion piece from Jamie Carragher claiming that Manchester United should be interested in Thomas Tuchel.
The Chelsea boss shut down any such talks for this season but the links continue to surface on the internet.
Chelsea fan CFCDUbois had a hilarious take on this rumour that went viral:
The tweet has over 20,000 likes and we have to say that it’s pretty accurate – who would ever swap Chelsea for Man United right now?