Chelsea Champions League draw: Blues to face Ajax, Valencia and Lille in 2019 group stage

Jack Rathborn
The Independent
Champions League draw live Chelsea latest: Getty
Champions League draw live Chelsea latest: Getty

Chelsea will play Ajax in Group H of this season's Champions League group stage.

The Blues are back in the competition after a year out and enter as Europa League winners.

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Joining Frank Lampard's side and last year's semi-finalists are Valencia and Lille in what appears to be a wide open group.

Champions League group stage draw key details

When and where is the Champions League draw?

The draw will take place in Monaco on Thursday, August 29.

Expect proceedings should get underway at around 5pm.

How can I watch the draw?

The draw will be available to watch for free on Uefa’s official website with a live stream, while BT Sport will provide coverage and analysis across their platforms.

Alternatively Independent Football will have you covered with a live blog to follow on the move or at work.

Key dates

The play-offs will take place on August 20-21 and 27-28.

Matchday one of the group stage will take place on September 17-18.

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