Chelsea and Arsenal handed tough Women’s Champions League draw

Tough test: Chelsea manager Emma Hayes  (PA)
Tough test: Chelsea manager Emma Hayes (PA)

Chelsea will take on Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in group matches in the Women's Champions League.

The Women's Super League champions were among the top four seeds in Monday's draw but find themselves in a group containing two of the biggest names in European football as well as Albanian minnows Vllaznia.

PSG reached the semi-finals of the tournament last year and Real Madrid the quarters, where they lost to Barcelona in front of more than 90,000 people.

Chelsea, runners-up to Barcelona in 2021, will look to right the wrongs from last season, when a 4-0 defeat by Wolfsburg condemned them to a hugely disappointing group stage exit.

Arsenal are the other British representatives at this stage after narrowly beating Ajax over two legs and they were also handed a tricky-looking draw.

They must take on defending champions Lyon, who defeated Barcelona in the final last season, and Juventus in Group C as well as Swiss side Zurich.