Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand, both former Premier League players, have identified the four favourite clubs to win the Champions League this season.
Following the conclusion of the round of 16 second-leg games on Wednesday night, Cole and Ferdinand announced their favourite clubs to win the Champions League.
Chelsea overcame Lille, while Villarreal defeated Juventus.
Manchester City, Chelsea, Villarreal, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, and Benfica are the remaining eight teams in the Champions League last eight.
When asked to choose his favourite club to win the Champions League, Cole told BT Sport, “I think they’re four favourites.”
“The other English teams, Man City and Liverpool, are favourites for me and it’s a flip of a coin between them on the day. And then I put Bayern just above Chelsea.”
Asked to rank the remaining Champions League contenders, Cole noted that, right now, he would go for Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Villarreal, Benfica.”
On his part, Ferdinand said he would go for Man City, then Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Villarreal, Benfica.