sport news Ancelotti: Premier League to challenge in Champions League

Carlo Ancelotti expects Champions League to be tougher this year There could be five English teams in the group stage should Liverpool qualify Chelsea and are both returning after missing out last year 

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 07:37 BST, 1 August 2017 | Updated: 07:37 BST, 1 August 2017

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Carlo Ancelotti expects the intensity of the Champions League to step up this season with increased competition from some of the big English clubs.

Chelsea and are both returning to Europe's biggest stage, and they could be joined by Liverpool if they win their play off later this month.

No Premier League side has won the competition since Chelsea in 2012, with last year's best performers, Leicester, knocked out in the quarter finals by

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