The Champions League, Europe’s premier club competition will be back from September, with the Group stage draw set to be conducted on Thursday in Monaco.

England will be represented by Liverpool, who will be defending their title, Europa League winners Chelsea. Manchester City and Tottenham.

Spain will have Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, and Valencia while, Italy will be represented by Juventus, Napoli, Internazionale Milano, Atalanta.

With the draw set for Thursday, what are the key dates for the 2019/20 season?

Season calendar

17/18 September: group stage, matchday one

1/2 October: group stage, matchday two

22/23 October: group stage, matchday three

5/6 November: group stage, matchday four

26/27 November: group stage, matchday five

10/11 December: group stage, matchday six

16 December: round of 16 draw

18/19/25/26 February: round of 16, first leg

10/11/17/18 March: round of 16, second leg

20 March: quarter-final & semi-final draw

7/8 April: quarter-finals, first leg

14/15 April: quarter-finals, second leg

28/29 April: semi-finals, first leg

5/6 May: semi-finals, second leg

Saturday 30 May: final

Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı, Istanbul

Source: UEFA