Whilst avoiding German champions Wolfsburg would have been favourable, in terms of difficulty we managed to avoid some of the tougher teams in the Champions League draw.

Sir Alex Ferguson reckons we’ve got the toughest group of all English teams though because of the distance we have to travel.

So just how far are we going to have to travel over these next few months?

Manchester United

September 12th – 5.30pm – Spurs AWAY (200 miles)
3 days
September 15th – 7.45pm – Beskitas AWAY (1675 miles)
5 days
September 20th – 1.30pm – City HOME
6 days
September 26th – 3pm – Stoke AWAY (43 miles)
4 days
September 30th – 7.45pm – Wolfsburg HOME
3 days
October 3rd – 5.30pm – Sunderland HOME
14 days
October 17th – 3pm – Bolton HOME
4 days
October 21st – 7.45pm – CSKA Moscow AWAY (1575 miles)
4 days
October 25th – 2pm – Liverpool AWAY (50 miles)
6 days
October 31st – 5.30pm – Blackburn HOME
3 days
November 3rd – 7.45pm – CSKA Moscow HOME
5 days
November 8th – 4pm – Chelsea AWAY (205 miles)
13 day
November 21st – 5.30pm – Everton HOME
4 days
November 25th – 7.45pm – Besiktas HOME
3 days
November 28th – TBC – Portsmouth AWAY (240 miles)
7 days
December 5th – TBC – West Ham AWAY (215 miles)
3 days
December 8th – 7.45pm – Wolfsburg AWAY (545 miles)
4 days
December 12th – TBC – Villa HOME

Total CL miles: 3795
Total miles: 4748
3 days rest – 5
4 days rest – 5
5 days rest – 2
6 days rest – 2
7 days rest – 1
More than 7 days rest – 2 (International break)

Chelsea

September 12th – 3pm – Stoke AWAY (170 miles)
3 days
September 15th – 7.45pm – Porto HOME
5 days
September 20th – 4pm – Spurs HOME
6 day
September 26th – 3pm – Wigan AWAY (210 miles)
4 days
September 30th – 7.45pm – Nicosia AWAY (1997 miles)
4 days
October 4th – 4pm – Liverpool HOME
13 day
October 17th – 12.45pm – Villa AWAY (125 miles)
4 days
October 21st – 7.45pm – Atletico Madird HOME
3 days
October 24th – 5.30 – Blackburn HOME
7 days
October 31st – 3pm – Bolton AWAY (220 miles)
3 days
Novermber 3rd – 7.45pm – Atletico Madrid AWAY (785 miles)
5 days
November 8th – 4pm – United HOME
13 days
November 21st – 3pm – Wolves HOME
4 days
November 25th – 7.45pm – Porto AWAY (820 miles)
4 days
November 29th – 4pm – Arsenal AWAY (7 miles)
6 days
December 5th – 3pm – City AWAY (205 miles)
3 days
December 8th – 7.45pm – Nicosia HOME
4 days
December 12th – 3pm – Everton HOME

Total CL miles: 3602
Total miles: 4539
3 days rest – 4
4 days rest – 6
5 days rest – 2
6 days rest – 2
7 days rest – 1
More than 7 days rest – 2 (International break)

Liverpool

September 12th – 3pm – Burnley HOME
4 days
September 16th – 7.45pm – Debrecen HOME
3 days
September 19th – 5.30pm – West Ham AWAY (227 miles)
7 days
September 26th – 3pm Hull HOME
3 days
September 29th – 7.45pm – Fiorentina AWAY (928 miles)
5 days
October 4th – 4pm – Chelsea AWAY
13 days
October 17th – 3pm – Sunderland AWAY (165 miles)
3 days
October 20th – 7.45pm – Lyon HOME
5 days
October 25th – 2pm – United HOME
6 days
October 31st – 3pm Fulham AWAY (212 miles)
4 days
November 4th – 7.45pm – Lyon AWAY (635 miles)
5 days
November 9th – 8pm – Birmingham HOME
12 days
November 21st – 12.45pm – City HOME
3 days
November 25th – 7.45pm – Debrecen AWAY (1149 miles)
4 days
November 29th – 1.30pm – Everton AWAY
6 days
December 5th – 3pm – Blackburn AWAY (40 miles)
4 days
December 9th – 7.45pm – Fiorentina HOME
3 days
December 12th – 3pm – Arsenal HOME

Total CL miles: 2712
Total miles: 3356
3 days rest – 5
4 days rest – 4
5 days rest – 3
6 days rest – 2
7 days rest – 1
More than 7 days rest – 2 (International break)




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