Bayern Munich vs Chelsea
Stadium: Allianz Arena
Betting Odds: Bayern Munich 1.40; Draw 5.50 ; Chelsea 6.50
Probability of Win: Barcelona 69%; Draw 17% ; Napoli 14%
- Bayern Munich will be playing Chelsea at Allianz Arena with the aggregate score 3-0.
- In the history of Champions League, no team has ever conceded 3-0 away lead at home.
- Bayern Munich and Chelsea have faced in Allianz Arena twice before. Bayern was victorious in 2005, but Chelsea won Champions League final on penalties in 2012. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard played in both the matches.
- Chelsea had dismal recent record in Champions League, as they are in search of their first win since 2012.
Predicted XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Thiago, Goretzka; Gnabry, Müller, Perišić; Lewandowski
Doubtful: Coman (thigh)
Unavailable: Pavard (ankle)
Misses next game if booked: Kimmich, Thiago
Since the restart, Bayern have been as free-flowing as they were before, eventually clinching the Bundesliga title with some margin. They also won the DFB Pokal.
Under Hans Dieter Flick, the Bavraians have been restored to their best, producing empathic wins week in and week out in Bundesliga.
Meanwhile, Bayern will enter the game as the favourites as they possess a well-built squad. Robert Lewandowski has been in brilliant goal-scoring form this season while Alphonso Davies proved out to be a revelation in the left-back role.
Predicted XI: Caballero; Rüdiger, Christensen, Zouma; James, Kovačić, Barkley, Emerson; Mount, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi
Doubtful: Kanté (hamstring), Loftus-Cheek (hamstring), Willian (unspecified)
Unavailable: Alonso (suspended), Jorginho (suspended), Pulišić (hamstring), Azpilicueta (hamstring), Pedro (shoulder), Gilmour (knee)
Misses next game if booked: Azpilicueta, Zouma
Chelsea have scrapped to secure a place in the top four of the Premier League table, producing some impressive victories against Manchester United and Manchester City after the restart. Frank Lampard also guided his side to FA Cup finals, only to be defeated by fellow Londoners Arsenal.
The Blues are now looking to turn the tide on Bayern despite the absence of a set of players.
Christian Pulisic, who has been Chelsea’s best forward since the restart, suffered a hamstring injury in the FA Cup finals, which will leave him out for the Saturday’s clash.
The Blues will also miss the services of Pedro, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho and Marcus Alonso, with the latter two facing suspension.