UEFA Champions League 2023/24 power ranking: Arsenal, Man United, Man City and Newcastle rated

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UEFA Champions League team 2023/24 power ranking: Arsenal, Man United, Man City and Newcastle rated

The 2023/24 Champions League group-stage draw has been officially announced, revealing some intriguing group matchups.

Newcastle, making their first appearance in Europe’s top competition since 2002/03, find themselves in a challenging group alongside French champions PSG, seven-time champions AC Milan, and Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund, making it a highly competitive group.

Arsenal can be content with their group, as they are set to face Sevilla, PSV Eindhoven, and RC Lens, which appears to be a favorable draw for them.

Manchester United, on the other hand, have a tough task ahead as they are matched up against Bayern Munich, Galatasaray, and FC Copenhagen in their group.

Manchester City, in contrast, have a relatively straightforward group with RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, and Young Boys, making their path to the next round appear less challenging.

As attention shifts toward predicting which teams have a shot at winning the competition, we have ranked all 32 teams based on their chances of success, ranging from the least likely to the most favored contenders.

UEFA Champions League team 2023/24 power ranking

#32: Royal Antwerp

Royal Antwerp holds the second lowest position in the tournament based on their UEFA coefficient. Barcelona is expected to easily advance through Group H, with Porto likely to secure the second spot. 

Shakhtar Donetsk, having considerable experience at this level, is also part of the competition. 

However, since it’s their inaugural appearance in Europe’s premier competition, it’s challenging to envision anything other than an early elimination for them.

#31 – Young Boys

Another team faces the challenge of overcoming two formidable opponents in Manchester City and RB Leipzig within their group.

While a third-place finish is a possibility, considering Red Star Belgrade as their other rivals, it’s hard to imagine them making a significant advancement in the competition.

#30 – RC Lens

In Arsenal’s group, which might seem like a dream scenario for the Premier League team, there is actually some tough competition. 

Sevilla, despite currently sitting at the bottom of La Liga, boasts a rich European history.

 PSV Eindhoven, on the other hand, has undergone significant changes during the summer transfer window. 

While Arsenal has a genuine chance, both Sevilla and PSV Eindhoven are relatively experienced at this high level of competition.

#29 – Union Berlin

Yet another team making their Champions League debut, and they have shown some promising form this season, currently sharing the top spot in the Bundesliga standings. 

However, their lack of experience at this level could pose a challenge and might ultimately work against them.

#28 – FC Copenhagen

Despite being in Pot 3, it appears that they may face the toughest challenge in Manchester United’s group. Galatasaray, with some notable summer signings, is expected to provide a more formidable test.

#27 – Celtic

They find themselves in a challenging group and have experienced a somewhat difficult start to the season. 

Manager Brendan Rodgers is already under pressure, especially with an upcoming Old Firm meeting this weekend. It will be quite a feat for them to progress from a group that includes tough opponents like Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, and Lazio.

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