Two Chelsea stars makes Champions League best XI, [UEFA Full list]

UEFA on Thursday included Chelsea’s Jorginho and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann in the Champions League best XI team.

UEFA disclosed this in a post via its website today following the conclusion of the Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixtures on Wednesday night.

Recall that Chelsea defeated Lille to qualify for the Champions League last-8, while Villarreal eliminated Juventus from the competition.

Below is UEFA’s best XI team in the Champions League ahead of the last-8:

Goalkeeper: Gerónimo Rulli (Villarreal) – 10 points

Defenders: Pervis Estupiñán (Villarreal) – 9 points, Stefan Savić (Atlético) – 9 points, Pau Torres (Villarreal) – 12 points, Alejandro Grimaldo (Benfica) – 10 points, Renan Lodi (Atlético) – 13 points.

Midfielders: Christian Pulišić (Chelsea) – 10 points, Jorginho (Chelsea) – 6 points, Arnaut Danjuma (Villarreal) – 8 points.

Forwards: Darwin Nuñez (Benfica) – 9 points, Antoine Griezmann (Atlético) – 7 points.

Jamie Carragher names club to finish top four after Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool

Jamie Carragher has made his Premier League top-four prediction following Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night.

The prestigious Champions League spot is being keenly contested by Arsenal in fourth place, Manchester United in fifth, West Ham in sixth and Tottenham in seventh, all separated by minor points.

In recent weeks, Mikel Arteta’s side have emerged as the favourites to clinch that position but their six-match unbeaten run was brought to an end by title-chasing Liverpool.

Second-half goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a ninth successive win.

Arsenal still have at least one game in hand over all of their nearest rivals, and Carragher expects them to finish fourth.

“The fight for Arsenal is to get into the top-four,” he told Sky Sports.

“Forgot Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City Arsenal’s results have been poor against them[the three top teams mention]…[but] they [Arsenal] are a better team than United and Spurs. I think Arsenal will just do it.”

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