Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville says English clubs are once again beginning to impose themselves in European competition after starting the UEFA Champions League campaign in impressive fashion.
His comments come after a disappointing period for Premier League clubs in the elite continental competition, Chelsea being the last English outfit to make it to a Champions League final when they won the crown in 2012.
But all five Premier League teams currently in the Champions League lead their respective groups with unbeaten records. Neville appeared on BBC Radio 5 live and said: “It’s not too early to say the tide is changing. The performances alone are saying that. We could get two or three clubs into the quarters or semi-finals.”
Real Madrid remain 4/1 (5.00) favourites to retain their title despite drawing 1-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday, while perfect Manchester City are the most fancied English outfit and are priced at 6/1 (7.00) with Sky Bet.
That’s after they continued their perfect run in the contest with a 2-1 win over Serie A leaders Napoli earlier in the week.
Manchester United and Chelsea are also in the crown conversation at odds of 10/1 (11.00) and 14/1 (15.00), respectively, although Spurs and Liverpool are outsiders at this stage, both listed at 25/1 (26.00).
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2017-18 Champions League Winner Odds
Real Madrid: 7/2 (4.50) 4/1 (5.00)
Paris Saint-Germain: 9/2 (5.50)
Manchester City: 6/1 (7.00)
Barcelona: 6/1 (7.00)
Bayern Munich: 13/2 (7.50)
Manchester United: 10/1 (11.00)
Chelsea: 14/1 (15.00)
Juventus: 18/1 (19.00)
Tottenham Hotspur: 25/1 (26.00)
Liverpool: 25/1 (26.00)
Atletico Madrid: 40/1 (41.00)