Chelsea will entertain Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday evening at the Stamford Bridge for the first leg of the round of 16, here are the details you need to know ahead of the clash between the two teams.
The host will be without N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi is doubtful for the clash against the German Champions Bayern Munich.
Kante and Pulisic are both out due to abductor injuries and won’t be available for the clash.
The German Champions will be without defender Niklas Sule, he is ruled out with a knee injury, while Ivan Perisic is out with an ankle problem.
Javi Martinez is back to the fold after missing six weeks of action.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Both teams have squared off on four occasions in Europe.Chelsea and Bayern Munich’s last Champions League encounter was the 2012 final – the London side won 4-3 on penalties (1-1 a.e.t.) at Bayern’s Allianz Arena.
The Blues won their last match in the domestic scene against Tottenham Hotspur and they are on the track to hit the best form they displayed at the start of the season.Chelsea has not been in the best of form lately, the win against Spurs was the second win in their last five games, having drew two and lost one.
The Bavarian has been in great form this season they have just a draw in their last five outings with the remaining four finishing in victory for the Bundesliga Champions.
Bayern Munich is considered as one of the favourites to win this season’s Champions League.
Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Willian, Mount; Abraham
Neuer; Kimmich, Alaba, Hernandez; Odriozola, Tolisso, Thiago, Davies; Coutinho, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Chelsea 1-4 Bayern Munich