welcome Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Saturday at 8:00pm.
The Bavarians have already secured the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal and hold a comfortable 3-0 lead going in the second leg, keeping their hopes of a sixth Champions League trophy high.
For Chelsea, Saturday represents a chance to pull of a shock result and one of the biggest comebacks in Champions League history, as well as the opportunity to bounce back from their FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal last weekend. Should that not happen, then the curtains will close on Frank Lampard‘s first season as a Chelsea manager, with Champions League football secured for 2020/21.
Where to live stream the game:
US: FuboTV* host Galavision, which is broadcasting Bayern Munich vs Chelsea. Those without a Fubo account already who are interested in streaming the game live can do so while taking advantage of their seven-day free trial by following the simple steps below.
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Where to watch Bayern Munich vs Chelsea on TV:
- UK: BT Sport 1, BT Sport Extra 1
- US: CBS All Access
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Bayern Munich & Chelsea’s previous line-ups:
- Bayern Munich (vs Bayer Leverkusen): Neuer; Pavard*, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Gnabry, Muller, Coman*; Lewandowski.
- Chelsea (vs Arsenal): Caballero; Azpilicueta*, Rudiger, Zouma; James, Kovacic, Jorginho*, Alonso*; Mount, Giroud, Pulisic*.
Benjamin Pavard is out for Bayern Munich and Kingsley Coman is a doubt, but Hansi Flick can choose from an otherwise fully fit squad. However, Chelsea will be forced to make a number of changes from the defeat that lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Christian Pulisic have been ruled out due to hamstring injuries, while Jorginho and Marcos Alonso are both suspended – the latter getting sent off in the first leg. Pedro, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour are also injured, with N’Golo Kante and Willian are doubts.
Player to watch:
There aren’t too many people expecting Chelsea to come away from Bayern with a positive result and given their defence frailties and injuries, Robert Lewandowski could have a field day.
The Polish striker is currently the Champions League’s top scorer this season, netting 11 goals so far, including one in the first leg at Stamford Bridge. However, Lewandowski’s more telling contribution came through two assists as Chelsea‘s defenders struggled to deal with him.
In the Champions League this season, Lewandowski is averaging a goal or assist every 41 minutes, providing or scoring against every team he faced. The only team given a break from Lewandowski in the Champions League this season was Tottenham Hotspur in the final group game, as the Polish striker was rested, though he did fill his boots in the 7-2 win earlier in the campaign.
Despite Bayern not having played competitive football in just over a month, Lewandowski enters Saturday’s game in frightening form, scoring in each of his past seven games across the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal, with a total of 10.
Should Lewandowski score against Chelsea, the Bayern striker will take a step closer to the record for most goals in a single Champions League campaign. The record currently stands at 17, set by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013/14, but multiple strikes against Chelsea would make that tally attainable, though Lewandowski would be hampered by the altered format for the remainder of the campaign.
Scoreline prediction: Bayern Munich 3-0 Chelsea
- In the entire history of the European Cup and Champions League, no team has ever won by three or more goals in the first leg of a knockout match away from home and failed to progress, going through on all 92 previous occasions.
- Bayern have won their first seven Champions League games this season, scoring 27 goals and conceding just five. Only one team has ever won their first eight matches of a campaign, with Barcelona winning their first nine in 2002-03 across the two group stages, before going out in the quarter final.
- Chelsea have conceded 12 Champions League goals this season, last conceding more during the 2008-09 campaign (13) when they reached the semi-final. The most goals they’ve conceded in a season was back in 1999-2000 (14).
Stats courtesy of Opta
Champions League 2019/20 recent form:
- Bayern Munich: WWWWW
- Chelsea: WDDWL