Manchester City handed horror Champions League group stage draw as they will have to travel 3,734 miles to Italy, Ukraine and Croatia with Chelsea set for 1,693 miles of journeys
- Manchester City must travel 3,734 miles in the Champions League group stages
- City face lengthy trips to Ukraine and Croatia and also have to go to Italy
- Chelsea will travel just 1,693 miles with Tottenham travelling 3,584 miles
- Champions League holders Liverpool, meanwhile, will travel 2,377 miles
The draw for the Champions League group stage has been made and Manchester City will have to travel the furthest out of the four English clubs.
Pep Guardiola’s side have been pitted against Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta, and, while they will be confident of progressing to the last-16, the long-distance trips to Ukraine and Croatia won’t be appealing.
In total City will have to travel 3,734 miles in the group stages.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will have to travel 3,734 miles in the group stages
Tottenham also have much travelling to do, with Mauricio Pochettino’s team having to fly a total of 3,584 miles.
The north London side will head to Serbia to take on Red Star Belgrade and Greece to play Olympiacos, while they also have a shorter trip to Germany as they play Bayern Munich.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea will travel just 1693 miles in the Champions League group stages
HOW FAR DO THE ENGLISH TEAMS HAVE TO TRAVEL?
Tottenham: 3,584 miles
Chelsea: 1,693 miles
Liverpool: 2,377 miles
Manchester City: 3,734 miles
Current Champions League holders Liverpool will travel 2,377 miles.
Liverpool face Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, Belgian outfit Genk and Italian team Napoli.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have the shortest distance to travel out of the English sides – 1693 miles.
They will play Ajax of Holland, Valencia of Spain and Lille of France.