Chelsea will discover our UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final opposition on Tuesday lunchtime. Here is everything you need to know about tomorrow’s draw…
The Blues advanced to the quarter-finals as winners of Group D. Four victories and two draws saw us emerge from the group stage with an unbeaten record and ambitions to reach the final at San Mames in Bilbao on 25 May.
Barcelona, Lyon, and Paris Saint-Germain join us as group winners and each will be drawn against one of the four runners-up in the shape of Ajax, Benfica, Brann, and BK Hacken. We cannot face the latter with clubs unable to play each other if they met in the group stage.
When and where is the draw?
The draw for the knockout stage of the 2023/24 UEFA Women’s Champions League will take place in Nyon, Switzerland on Tuesday 6 February.
How can I follow the draw?
You can follow proceedings as they unfold on UEFA’s official website, where it will be streamed live from midday (UK time).
When will the matches be played?
The quarter-final ties will be played across two legs and having progressed as group winners, we will be the away side for the first leg on either 19/20 March.
We will return home for the second leg which will take place on 27/28 March, with confirmed dates and kick-off times to be announced after the draw concludes.
Who can Chelsea play in the quarter-finals?
Eight teams that finished in the top two in their respective groups are eagerly waiting to discover their quarter-final opponents, with four group winners seeded and drawn to face the four runners-up.
No club can face a side they played in the group stage, ruling out a reunion between ourselves and BK Hacken, which means we will be pitted against Benfica, Brann or Ajax at the quarter-final stage.
Once the quarter-final ties have been set, the teams will be further paired to decide the potential semi-final ties. There will also be a draw to establish the home team for the final, for administrative reasons.