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Holders Chelsea face Champions League early bath

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Defending champions Chelsea face the ignominy of becoming the first title-holders to fail to advance to the Champions League knockout stage as the final round of group fixtures takes place on Wednesday. 

Chelsea supporters wave banners protesting against Chelsea's Spanish interim manager Rafael Benitez during the English Premier League match at West Ham United on December 1. Defending champions Chelsea face the ignominy of becoming the first title-holders to fail to advance to the Champions League knockout stage as the final round of group fixtures takes place on Wednesday.

A comprehensive 3-0 defeat at Juventus a fortnight ago left Chelsea's title defence hanging by a thread and the Blues' destiny out of their hands, as a draw between Group E frontrunners Shakhtar Donetsk and Juventus in Ukraine would consign Rafa Benitez's side to the Europa League.

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