Michael Ballack has predicated the winner between Chelsea vs Bayern Munich ahead of Champions League round of 16 first leg clashes against of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge later this month.
The 43-year-old former German international played for both clubs during his career in Bundesliga and Premier League where he won so many trophies.Frank Lampard’s Chelsea finishing second in Group H behind Valencia and qualifying ahead of last season’s semi-finalists Ajax, while Bayern Munich top their group followed by Tottenham Hotspurs will set up the tie for the knockout stage.
That’s the view of former midfielder Ballack after knowing the round of 16 opponents very well having played for both during his career and will be an interested spectator when the two sides clash over two legs but he is not sitting on the fence when it comes to predictions he said via Expression:
“Bayern are favourites, for many reasons,”
“Experience speaks strongly in their favour.
“Chelsea’s transfer ban has compelled them to put their faith in young players. Their manager is new and inexperienced in his job, and that is a big advantage for Bayern.
“The performance levels of Bayern’s players are another plus for them.
They are more stable than they were last autumn.”
Chelsea have a young team, which has the potential to explode. They have mostly young players, a bit like Borussia Dortmund.”
Lampard’s Chelsea face Manchester United on Monday evening while Bayern Munich are next in action on Sunday against Cologne.