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Another Champions League season is upon us, with some interesting groups being drawn. But which teams will advance to the knockout stages from their respective groups and which teams will finish third and go on to play in the knockout stages of the Europa League? Here are my predictions…
Group A
Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco & Club Brugge
Europa League winners Atletico have had a rather awkward start to their domestic league season, but will still qualify from this group. They have added some good new signings to bolster their midfield …

Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Lampard, Terry, Cahill, Willian (93), Ramires, Eto’o (85), Oscar (82), Hazard (subs: Luiz, Torres (85), Mikel, Schurrle (82), Ba, Schwarzer, Kalas (93))

Galatasaray team: Muslera, Eboue (77), Telles, Kurtulus (67), Chedjou, Kaya, Yilmaz (54), Felipe Melo, Drogba, Inan, Sneijder (subs: Burdisso, Gulselam, Hajrovic (77), Bulut (54), Balta (67), Sarioglu, Ceylan)

Didier Drogba returned to his former stomping ground but could not prevent a Chelsea victory as his former club recorded a comfortable victory. Two first half goals from Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill sealed the win. Ramires and Willian were …

Galatasaray were the pacesetters in the winter transfer break in Turkey. After securing the services of Australian full-back Lucas Neill from Everton on a one-and-a-half-year agreement, the Lions went on to make two more loan signings bringing in Jo from Everton and Dos Santos from Tottenham. Neill has made a steady start at his new club looking assured and composed in his first three league games. Jo scored in his second appearance before his injury and Dos Santos has yet to come out of the blocks.
The signing of Neill will undoubtably …