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CHRIS SUTTON: Here is my information to the previous 16 of the Champions League


CHRIS SUTTON’s information to the Champions League final-16: Liverpool are the ONLY English staff I’m not backing to achieve the quarter-finals right after tricky Real Madrid draw… Tottenham and Chelsea should just have more than enough

The Champions League draw threw up some engaging video games for the next round All four English teams are via but I only see three of them surviving Liverpool have a tricky draw with Authentic Madrid subsequent their May well meeting PSG and Bayern Munich will experience off in another tricky round of 16 draw 

RB Leipzig v Manchester City 

Manchester Town are favourites to win this tie, but anybody who claims it is a foregone conclusion is carrying out a disservice to RB Leipzig. They are a talented group — a single that beat City 2-1 in the Champions League group phases very last time. 

Head coach Marco Rose took more than from Domenico Tedesco in September and has acquired them enjoying entrance-foot soccer, with French striker Christopher Nkunku their main danger. Leipzig are very capable of undertaking hurt if given the likelihood by City. 

Just check with Carlo Ancelotti’s True Madrid, who dropped 3-2 to the Bundesliga aspect very last thirty day period.

Prediction: Manchester Town

Manchester Metropolis will be hoping their European fortunes fare otherwise from preceding a long time

Club Brugge v Benfica

Benfica finished prime of a group that contained Paris Saint- Germain, Juventus and Maccabi Haifa. 

They are dominant in Portugal and are an intense, attacking, formidable crew less than head coach Roger Schmidt. 

Club Brugge amazed a several by building it to the knockout phases, but I will say Benfica arrive out on prime in this tie.

Prediction: Benfica

AC Milan v Tottenham

Tottenham are inconsistent but completely capable of profitable this tie. Antonio Conte does not have the biggest Champions League history and Spurs only obtained out of their group by the pores and skin of their tooth when they won in Marseille, but now they are here they need to have to embrace their opportunity towards a threatening Milan workforce.

This tie provides back again memories of 2011 — the infamous Gennaro Gattuso and Joe Jordan brawl. Conte will deliver the aggression on the touchline this time close to, I’m certain. 

And it adds some spice that he previously managed Inter Milan for two seasons with great achievement. I’m predicting Tottenham go by but not without the need of a good deal of drama.

Prediction: Tottenham

Tottenham's Joe Jordan famously got into a heated confrontation with Gennaro Gattuso

Tottenham’s Joe Jordan famously acquired into a heated confrontation with Gennaro Gattuso

Eintracht Frankfurt v Napoli

Napoli are traveling in Serie A with Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia amongst the top rated scorers in Italy. 

Eintracht Frankfurt acquired our admiration by winning the Europa League previous period but I think their Champions League journey will close here. Napoli should be far too potent for them.

Prediction: Napoli

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea

What problems me about Chelsea is they do not seem to know what they are. They looked like a crew devoid of an identity in their 1- reduction to Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. 

Manager Graham Potter has made use of six diverse starting up formations throughout his 12 games in charge — a correct tinkerman. Perhaps by February, he will have found out his most popular workforce and techniques. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang only managed 8 touches in his reunion with Arsenal and Potter demands to get him considerably much more associated on his return to Dortmund. Nevertheless they have their difficulties, I’m backing Chelsea to acquire.

Prediction: Chelsea

Graham Potter will be hoping to steer Chelsea back on track in the round of 16

Graham Potter will be hoping to steer Chelsea back on track in the spherical of 16

Inter Milan v Porto

Presented the prolonged listing of big names at Inter — Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko, Romelu Lukaku et al — they need to be so considerably higher than seventh in Serie A. 

The Champions League is the place they will aim to be thriving this period. In excess of two legs in opposition to Porto, I’m indicating Inter go as a result of.

Prediction: Inter Milan

Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern Munich

Paris Saint-Germain are supremely unsafe with their attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar up entrance. 

But it is when they are out of possession that anxieties me. Do they perform tricky enough without the ball? Bayern Munich’s players surely do, and that is in which this tie could be made the decision.

Prediction: Bayern Munich

PSG have a tough draw - even with Lionel Messi on their side - against Bayern Munich

PSG have a challenging attract – even with Lionel Messi on their aspect – from Bayern Munich

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