Champions League

Champions League

Scouting reports, Opta facts, analysis, video and much more - Sky Sports provides in-depth profiles of the British clubs' Champions League prospects

All five British clubs begin their Champions League group stage campaigns this week and there are some mouth-watering games in store over the coming months in Europe's greatest club competition.

Arsenal, Celtic, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United will all have their targets but in their way stand some of the best teams, players and managers from around the continent.

Here, we profile each individual club, provide opposition scouting reports, pick out the danger men, select some Opta facts and look back at a few previous finest hours.

Click below for full profiles:

Premier League champions Manchester United are beginning life after Sir Alex Ferguson. How will group-stage debutant David Moyes get on against Bayer Leverkusen, Shakthar Donetsk and Real Sociedad in Group A? Click here to read a full profile.

Britain's most-recent kings of Europe, Chelsea, and the club's returning manager, Jose Mourinho, will be quietly confident after being drawn in Group E with Basel, Steaua Bucharest and Schalke. Click here to read a full profile.

Manchester City have endured two miserable group stage campaigns in their previous Champions League outings and so new boss Manuel Pellegrini has been briefed with the task of making improvements. How will they do in Group D with defending champions Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen? Click here to read a full profile.

Arsenal have never been able to fulfil the dream of winning the Champions League and they face another tough task this season after coming out of the pot along with last season's runners-up Borussia Dortmund, Rafa Benitez's Napoli and Marseille in Group F. Click here to read a full profile.

After gloriously surpassing expectations in last season's tournament, Celtic will again be relishing a tag as underdogs in a Group F group of death containing familiar foes Barcelona, Ajax and AC Milan. Click here to read a full profile.

What will be the outcome in the match Man Utd vs Bayer Leverkusen?

  • Man Utd
  • Draw
  • Bayer Leverkusen