The Blues will avoid the likes of La Liga champions Barcelona, Premier League winners Manchester City and Serie A champions Juventus.
However they could still face Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane’s side are in pot 2 and therefore maybe come up against club legend Eden Hazard if he makes the switch to Spain.
Chelsea will be in pot 1 for Champions League group stage next season after beating Arsenal
Following the 4-1 victory over the Gunners, Hazard told BT Sport: ‘I’ve taken my decision already, I’ve said that two weeks ago.
‘Now it depends on the club, both clubs. I’m just waiting like the fans wait, we will know in a couple of days.
‘I think it’s a goodbye, but in football you never know. My dream was to play in the Premier League, I did it for seven years. Maybe now it’s time for a new challenge.’
The Blues could face Real Madrid and therefore maybe Eden Hazard if he makes the switch
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE POTS
POT 1: Liverpool or Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Zenit St Petersburg
POT 2: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Porto (must qualify), Liverpool or Tottenham, Napoli, Borussia Dortmund, Shakhtar Donetsk, Ajax (must qualify)
POT 3: Celtic (must qualify), Inter Milan, Benfica, Dynamo Kiev (must qualify), Lyon, FC Salzburg, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica
POT 4: Lille, RB Leipzig, Genk, FC Copenhagen (must qualify), Lokomotiv Moscow, Galatasaray, Atalanta, Dinamo Zagreb (must qualify)