A SUPERCOMPUTER has predicted this season’s Champions League winners… and that’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 out and lift the trophy in Istanbul on June 10 after Friday’s thrilling quarter-final draw.
On the other hand, the odds are not in Chelsea’s favour.
Graham Potter’s team only got a five percent chance of winning the tournament from FiveThirtyEight.
Only AC Milan has had a smaller chance of winning the trophy than two-time winners Chelsea, who face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals.
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Even if they get past Los Blancos, the Stamford Bridge side will face the winners of Man City vs Bayern Munich in the semi-finals.
City have yet to win the coveted prize, with defeat to the Blues in the 2021 final being the closest they’ve come to winning the tournament.
But Guardiola and co have had a 28 percent chance of winning the Champions League this year.
That’s the biggest chance of any of the eight remaining teams, and comes despite a tricky quarter-final draw against Bayern.
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The German giants are the second most likely team to win the tournament, according to the supercomputer, with an 18 per cent chance – suggesting that the winner of the tie will go all out.
Serie A high-flyer Napoli, who will face AC Milan in the quarterfinals, has the third best chance of winning the tournament.
Napoli had never reached the round of 16 of the Champions League until this year, but now has a 17 percent chance of winning the tournament outright.
They have a better chance of lifting the trophy than defending champions Real Madrid.
The 14-time winners have been given a 13 percent chance of winning the tournament.
That is ahead of Benfica (ten percent) and Inter (six percent), who will compete against each other in the next round.
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