The 2018/19 Champions League season marks 11 years since Manchester United defeated Chelsea in the Champions League Final.
The final marked the third successive year a Premier League team had made the final.
The Premier League was established in 1992 to professionalise the game in England and allow British clubs to compete with the best teams in the world.
The 2008 Champions League Final signalled that the Premier League had reached the pinnacle of European football by housing the two best teams in Europe.
After the victory in Moscow, United would lose two UCL finals to Barcelona in 2008/09 and 2010/11, while Chelsea would win the trophy in 2011/12.
But since Chelsea’s heroics in Munich, Premier League sides have had to play second fiddle to Spanish, Italian and German teams.
Real Madrid’s victory earlier this year was their fourth Champions League victory in five years and the fifth year in a row the trophy was won by a Spanish side.
Last season Liverpool became the first English team to reach the final since Chelsea in 2012.
With Real Madrid in transition period this year following the departure of the Cristiano Ronaldo, the Champions League title race is a wide-open.
Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint Germain and Real will still be the favourites for the crown this season, but all four teams have shown vulnerabilities in the tournament in recent years, which is good news for Premier League teams.
Liverpool reaching the final last season resurrected confidence in Premier League sides competing in the Champions League.
The Reds attacking, free-flowing style saw them score 46 goals in the 2017/18 edition.
The front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane combined for 31 goals, making them one of the most lethal attacking trios in world football.
The Reds hopes of winning the final was hampered by a shoulder injury to Mohamed Salah and two errors by goalkeeper Loris Karius.
Since the defeat in the final, the Reds have boosted their squad by adding Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.
The added depth to the squad has helped Liverpool sit top of the Premier League table with five straight victories.
Another Premier League team set to take the Champions League by storm this season is Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s side are one of the most potent teams in world football. City won the 2017/18 Premier League title by a record 19 points and scored 106 goals.
City was also dominant in the Champions League, until they were bundled out in the quarter finals by Liverpool.
The Sky Blues have once again started the Premier League season strongly and have only dropped two points in their opening five games.
Guardiola has won the Champions League twice as the manager of Barcelona in 2008/09 and 2010/11 but has failed to progress past the semi-final stage in the last seven years.
But with the likes of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne, City will be one of the strongest sides in this year’s competition.
Manchester United and Tottenham and the final two Premier League teams in the Champions League. Both sides on their day have the potential to be dark horses for the crown.
Tottenham recorded victories over Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in last season’s competition, before being eliminated by Juventus in the Round of 16.
Manchester United were also eliminated in the Round of 16 by Sevilla last season, but with manager Jose Mourinho winning the final on two occasions with Porto and Inter, United are well equipped to go deep in the tournament.
While other European teams are in a midst of transition, Premier League teams are well equipped to win Champions League silverware.