It may only be gameweek four of the 2017-18 Champions League campaign, but attention is already turning towards the knockout stages of the competition.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Man City, Tottenham and Liverpool are all confident of reaching the last-16 of the competition following a strong opening from each Premier League side so far.

Some teams have had it easier than others up to this point, but the knockout stages will be the real rest of their mettle as Europe’s best sides focus their attentions on the ultimate prize in European club football.

Here’s everything you need to know about the draw…


When and where is the draw?

The draw will take place in Nyon, Switzerland on December 11. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 11am GMT.

In Pictures | Champions League gameweek 3 | 2017-18


How can I watch the draw?

The draw will be streamed live on Uefa’s official website. You can also follow all of the drama on Standard Sport’s live blog.

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Key points

  • There will be two seeding pots: one of the group winners, and the other of runners-up.
  • No team can play a club from their group or from their own association – that means Premier League clubs avoid each other until the quarter-final stages, should any of them get that far.
  • The seeded group winners will be the away team in the first legs on 13-14 and 20-21 February, and have home advantage in the second legs on 6-7 and 13-14 March.

Future draw dates

  • Quarter-finals: March 16, 2018
  • Semi-final and Final: April 13, 2018

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Future knockout game dates (all 2018)

  • Round of 16, first leg: February 13 and 14, February 20 and 21
  • Round of 16, second leg: March 6 and 7, March 13 and 14
  • Quarter-final, first leg: April 3 and 4
  • Quarter-final, second leg: April 10 and 11
  • Semi-final, first leg: April 24 and 25
  • Semi-final, second leg: May 1 and 2
  • Final: May 26

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/uefa-champions-league-2017-last-16-draw-date-start-time-when-when-knockout-stage-a3672786.html