Bayern Munich legend names Chelsea, three others as potential winners of this season’s Champions League

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Lothar Matthaus has suggested that Chelsea are among the favourites to lift the Champions League this season.

The Blues have kicked off the defence of their crown in a relatively positive manner, having won three out of their four group games – with the only defeat coming away from home against Juventus.

Talking to Marca, he said: “For me, the favourites for the Champions League are Chelsea, Liverpool, City and Bayern Munich.

“Barcelona have their problems and Atletico have always been a dangerous team, but they are not as good a team as Liverpool or City.”