Bayern vs Chelsea team news, lineups, stats, and prediction | Champions League preview


After playing a one-sided first leg at Stamford Bridge back in February, Chelsea and Bayern will go toe-to-toe in the reverse fixture of Champions League R-16 at Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich, after winning Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal, will be looking to secure their place in the quarterfinals of CL when they meet Frank Lampard’s Chelsea on Saturday evening.

Chelsea, who finished 4th in the Premier League, will go all guns blazing against mighty Bayern after a disappointing display against Arsenal in FA Cup final.

Bayern will be fresher as compared to London-based club and Hansi Flick side will replicate their post-restart form against injury-hit Chelsea.

The Bavarians took a resounding 3-0 lead when these two sides met in the first leg six months back at Stamford Bridge.

Serge Gnabry netted twice in the first leg
Serge Gnabry netted twice in the first leg

Top News 2: Team News

Christian Pulisic won't be available for Bayern clash
Christian Pulisic won't be available for Bayern clash

Frank Lampard is facing a selection headache as Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azplicueta and Pedro not available for the reverse fixture due to injuries.

The misery does not end here for Lampard as Marcos Alonso and Jorginho has been banned from the game after receiving a row of bookings in the competition.

When it comes to goalkeeping, Chelsea may start with Willy Caballero ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was dropped from the starting XI in Blues’ last two games.

As for Bundesliga Champions, they will be without Kingsley Coman, out due to muscular injury, and Benjamin Pavard.

Other than that, all players are fit and available for Bayern and fans may see the prolific Robert Lewandowski along with assist-king Thomas Muller and in-form Serge Gnabry on the pitch.

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Top News 3: Stats, Lineups and Prediction

Frank Lampard facing selection dilemma ahead of Bayern clash
Frank Lampard facing selection dilemma ahead of Bayern clash

Bayern Munich are scoring goals for fun as Hansi Flick men scored record-breaking 93 goals in 32 domestic games.

On the other hand, Chelsea have worst defensive record amongst top-half teams in Premier League, conceding 54 goals in 38 games, so Lampard has to keep his tactics match Bayern’s front line.

Predicted Lineup Bayern: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Gnabry, Muller, Perisic; Lewandowski

Predicted Lineup Chelsea: Caballero; Zouma, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Barkley, Kovacic, Emerson; Mount, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi

Prediction: Given how many goals Chelsea are leaking and how lethal Bayern’s attack is, their clash is expected to be full of goals. And we are expecting Bayern to beat Chelsea with a margin of 3 goals. 6-0 on aggregate.

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