Both clubs would prefer to play weaker teams in the next stage of the competition and if Liverpoolfail to win against Spartak tonight either the Russians or Sevilla could become possible opponents for Chelsea in the last 16 stage.
"You must be ready to face the best teams".
Chelsea and Manchester United progressed to the knockout stages, in second and first place respectively, while Celtic claimed third to guarantee European football in the New Year in the form of the Europa League. That means Chelsea can not draw Roma, Manchester United can not be drawn to play against Basel and Tottenham will not be up against their Group H opponents Real Madrid.
Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night which let AS Roma overtake them in the table.
With Roma always expected to beat Qarabag, Chelsea knew only a win would be enough to guarantee top spot.
He said: "With five [English] teams to go through to the next round means the level of this league is very high".
Manchester United: Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus, Sevilla, Porto or Shakhtar Donetsk. If Mauricio Pochettino can keep Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen fit and firing, Tottenham could match their famous run to the quarter-finals in 2011, at least. Group winners will be away in the first legs.
The Europa League Round of 32 draw will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyom at 12pm GMT on December 11 with the resulting ties to be played in principle on 15 and 22 February. From that point onwards it is a free draw so group-stage rematches and any all-Premier League clashes could be back on the agenda from that point onwards.
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