Everything you need to know about our return to Champions League football, including details of a special pre-match show and banner display at the Bridge…
After over two months when the focus has been on domestic matters, European football is back as Bayern Munich visit for the first leg of our last-16 tie.
When and where
The match takes place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 25 February. Kick-off is 8pm UK time.
Ahead of this big game the club has worked closely with fans to create a pre-match show befitting of the occasion.
Fireworks will be fired from the top of the East and West Stands before the teams walk out, and those supporters in the Matthew Harding Stand will participate in a mosaic and banner display. It plays on Bayern’s 2012 ‘Our city, our stadium, our cup’ banner, when Chelsea famously won the Champions League in Munich.
In light of this we are encouraging fans to arrive early and take their seats 20 minutes before kick-off so they can enjoy the show.
Press conference info
Frank Lampard will be speaking to the local and foreign media at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening from approximately 6.30pm. There will be full coverage on this website, the 5th Stand app and our official @chelseafc Twitter. Here’s a look at the topics that could be up for discussion…
It will have been a little over 48 hours since the full-time whistle blew at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and how his players have recovered since that intense London derby could be asked of the boss.
He will also provide injury updates, with a number of players having been unavailable for the Tottenham game.
Big European test
We welcome the German champions and five-time European Cup winners Bayern Munich to Stamford Bridge for what promises to be the biggest test of some of our young player’s careers. Lampard spoke in the wake of the draw back in December about how this tie can help his players’ development, and he could expand on that thinking today. For many it will be their first taste of knockout Champions League football.
Bayern Munich were of course the opposition for the best night of Frank Lampard’s career, when we won the 2012 Champions League. He well may be asked for his memories of that evening and perhaps our last two-legged tie against the German side, back in 2004/05, when he scored one of his very best Chelsea goals