Chelsea have almost a one in three probability of drawing Real Madrid, when the draw for the Champions League Round of 16 is conducted on Monday, according to MisterChip.
The Blues, who are the current holders of the trophy, could only finish second in their group, following a disappointing 3-3 draw at Zenit.
Thomas Tuchel’s men will now be paired against top European opponents in the next round.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have a marginally higher chance of being paired against Villarreal or Inter Milan.
Manchester United and Manchester City, who finished top of their groups, have a slightly higher chance of playing Atletico Madrid or Inter Milan next.
The eight group winners – Ajax, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Liverpool, Lille, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid – will be seeded in the draw.
They will be paired with one of the unseeded group runners-up – Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Red Bull Salzburg, Sporting Lisbon and Villarreal.
Teams from the same country cannot face each other at this stage of the competition, which is why Chelsea will not be drawn against Liverpool or the two Manchester clubs.
Champions League: Real Madrid vs Chelsea ‘most likely’ Round of 16 tie