Easier Euro draw for champions

Frank Dalleres
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PREMIER League title winners will be guaranteed an easier draw in the Champions League from next season under a shake-up set to be rubber-stamped by European governing body Uefa.

The champions of Europe's top seven leagues – England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Russia and Portugal – plus the competition's holders will make up the top eight seeds.

That is a change to the current system which is based on past performance in Uefa competition and saw Arsenal among the top seeds despite finishing fourth and Manchester City in with fellow title winners Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow.