With the qualifying round now done, we know the potential opponents for the two English sides who are competing in the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2015/16. The final will played at the Mapei Stadium, Reggio Emilia.

The draw will be made on Friday the 20th of August with Liverpool among the 16 teams that are seeded and Chelsea among those unseeded.

The seeded teams are:

1. FFC Frankfurt (GER)
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
FC Rosengård (SWE)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Brøndby IF (DEN)
Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
Glasgow City FC (SCO)
WFC Zvezda-2005 (RUS)
FC Barcelona (ESP)
FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
FC Bayern München (GER)
FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk (RUS)
Liverpool LFC (ENG)
ASD CF Bardolino Verona (ITA)
KIF Örebro DFF (SWE)

The unseeded teams are:

R. Standard de Liège (BEL)
Chelsea LFC (ENG)
Olimpia Cluj Napoca (ROU)*
ŽFK Spartak Subotica (SRB)*
FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern (AUT)
FC Twente (NED)*
ACF Brescia Femminile (ITA)
SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
PK-35 Vantaa (FIN)*
FC PAOK Thessaloniki(GRE)*
FC BIIK-Kazygurt (KAZ)
Stjarnan (ISL )*
LSK Kvinner FK (NOR)
KKPK Medyk Konin (POL)*
ZFK Minsk (BLR)*

*won qualifying round group

No club can meet a team from their own association.
The seeds will play the second leg at home.
Matches to take place 7/8 & 14/15 October.

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Liverpool will have an easy draw with travel being the biggest problem should they draw the team from Kazahkstan. All the unseeded should not be a big challenge for the Reds. They could meet the former Arsenal academy player Rachel Pitman who got through the qualifying round with her Icelandic team Stjarnan.

Chelsea have a 40% chance of getting a very difficult draw as they will hope to avoid the following teams: title holders Frankfurt, Bundesliga winners FC Bayern, former winners and League runners-up Wolfsburg, former winners Olympique Lyonnais, Champions league runners-up Paris St. Germain both from France and FC Rosengard from Sweden with their star players Marta, Bachmann and former Gunner Anita Asante.

The other nine seeded teams should be beaten by a Chelsea side at full strength and we could have another battle of Britain should Glasgow City be drawn against the Blues. In terms of travel, they would certainly like to avoid the two Russian teams.

The round of 32 ties will be played after the end of the FA WSL season with the first leg to be played three days after the final league games. The second leg will be played a week later. The Round of 16 games will be played in November deep into the FA WSL off-season break.