Supercomputer predicts Champions League winner after exciting quarter-finals draw.. and it’s awful news for Chelsea


A SUPERCOMPUTER has predicted the winners of this season's Champions League... and it's bad news for Chelsea fans. Manchester City and Chelsea are the two remaining Premier League representatives after Liverpool and Tottenham crashed out in the last 16.

And Pep Guardiola's City have been tipped to go all the way and lift the trophy in Istanbul on June 10 following Friday's exciting quarter-final draw . On the other hand, the odds are not in Chelsea's favour.

 Graham Potter's side have been given just a five per cent chance of winning the tournament by FiveThirtyEight. Only AC Milan have been given a lower chance of winning the trophy than two-time winners Chelsea, who face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals.

Even if they do get past Los Blancos, the Stamford Bridge side will take on the winners of Man City vs Bayern Munich in the semi-finals. City are yet to win the coveted prize, with the defeat to the Blues in the 2021 final the closest they have come to winning the tournament.

 But Guardiola and Co have been given a 28 per cent chance of winning the Champions League this year. That's the highest chance of any of the eight remaining teams, and comes despite a tough quarter final tie against Bayern.

The German giants are the second most likely team to win the tournament, according to the supercomputer, with an 18 per cent chance - suggesting the winner of the tie will go all the way. Serie A high-fliers Napoli, who face AC Milan in the quarters, have the third best chance of winning the tournament.

Napoli had never reached the Champions League last eight until this year, but now have a 17 per cent likelihood of winning the tournament altogether. They have a better chance of lifting the trophy than defending champions Real Madrid. The 14-time winners have been given a 13 per cent chance of winning the tournament. That is ahead of Benfica (ten per cent), and Inter (six per cent), who face off against each other in the next round.

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