After a disappointing start in the first leg of the Champions League, Chelsea will be looking for redemption as they head to take on Bayern Munich. The Champions League knockout stages schedule for Saturday with kickoff at 10 pm.
A lot has transpired over the six months since the side met at the Stamford Bridge. Bayern Munich went on to defend their Bundesliga title unopposed. The side clinched their eight Bundesliga title with a couple of games of spare.
It has not been a promising show for the Blues since their home defeat to Bayern Munich. The side went on to lose to Arsenal in a controversial FA Cup final. However, Lampard will cherish with his side finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
A major worry for the former Blues is the injury crisis ahead of the clash. Eight first-team players are unavailable ahead of the trip. This forces him to call on a young squad to take on their opponents ahead of the match.
Given the high scoring form shown by Bayern Munich, the Blues will be worried about overturning a 3-1 loss in the first leg. The side has not had an easy time at the knockout stages after nearly edging off side Ajax in the group stages.
Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have four games against each other with Bayern taking home two wins and two matches ending in a draw. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Bayern 1-0 Marseille
Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern
Wolfsburg 0-4 Bayern
Bayern 3-1 SC Freiburg
Werder 0-1 Bayern
Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-0 Wolves
Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea
Man United 1-3 Chelsea
Chelsea 1-0 Norwich City
Bayern Munich Team News
Gnabry is always on-form when it comes to a North London side have netted a brace in the first encounter at Stamford Bridge. Kingsley Coman is unavailable for the match with muscular problems. Benjamin Pavard is ruled out of the match, leaving space for Kimmich to take the left-back spot.
Chelsea Team News
Christian Pulisic went down with a hamstring injury during their FA Cup defeat and remains on the sidelines. Another injury woe is Captain Azpilicuelta, who also went with an injury during the FA. The last injury blow is Pedro, who picked a shoulder injury. Other doubts ahead of the match include Kante with Kovacic and Jorginho out with a suspension.
Prediction and Odds
The injury toll for the Blues will prove too much to take on a fully fit and in-form Bayern Munich side with a two away goal advantage.
Bayern Munich Win
Goals Over 2.5
Gnabry to Score