An epic clash that will remind us of the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final is scheduled to take place as Chelsea attempt to capture the German Champions at Stamford Bridge. It will be an interesting match-up of the Round of 16 tie since both teams have scored in the last 4 meetings, but the Blues have netted the opener in 3 games.
Chelsea head into the 1st leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Bayern Munich after a morale-boosting victory over Tottenham Hotspur. But Bayern’s Lewandowski has been in sensational form this season, with 10 goals already in the Champions League and he hasn’t stopped yet. Meanwhile, the German outfit make their trip to Stamford Bridge having maintained top spot in the Bundesliga after a hard-fought win against Paderborn.
Chelsea has 24% chance of winning its game Bayern Munich. Check out the live coverage details and match facts.
When Is The Chelsea Game?
Event: 2019-20 UEFA Champions League
Game: Chelsea VS Bayern Munich
Date: 26th February, Wednesday
Location: Stamford Bridge (London)
Chelsea Game Live Coverage
In the US, live streaming will be available on TNT Broadcasting and Univision NOW.
BT Sport 2 will stream the match live for viewers in the UK.
For football fans in Canada, DAZN will live stream the event and Optus Sport is the official broadcaster of Champions League matches in Australia.
According to bet365, the betting odds of Chelsea VS Bayern Munich match is fixed as:
Chelsea – 4.20
Bayern Munich – 1.80
Draw – 3.90
This will be the 5th meeting between the clubs and the first since Chelsea lost in the UEFA Super Cup in 2013 in which Frank Lampard played. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski has scored 38 goals in 31 matches in all competitions this season for the Germans and would be the one to watch out for.
During Bayern’s last visit to the English capital, they won 7-2 against the Spurs in a high-scoring affair and have a better chance of scoring more goals in this fixture.
Head to Head
Chelsea and Bayern Munich have faced off against each other on 4 occasions in Europe and they all have ended with neither club being able to keep a clean sheet. The last 2 contests were the 2012 Champions League final and 2013 UEFA Super Cup, both being decided by penalties, with both teams winning one of them.
As for Bayern, their only visit to Stamford Bridge came in April 2005 in a game that saw 2 goals from Lampard, help Chelsea to a 4-2 victory. With an interesting past behind them, this clash will bring out the best of both teams as they look to advance in the competition.
The UEFA Crossroads
The 29-time German champions won’t make any mistakes as Chelsea will head in as the underdogs, since they were knocked out at this stage by eventual champions Liverpool last season. The hosts have lost just one of their last 14 European home games, an interesting stat considering their poor form at home in the Premier League.
In contradiction to the Blues form, Bayern are now unbeaten in 12 straight European away games netting more than 2 goals in every game. To add on to their rivalry, the in-form Germans will look to avenge Chelsea for snatching away the 2012 Champions League title via penalty. As for Frank Lampard, managing Chelsea once again through the knockout rounds should be challenging as a manager.
Defenders: Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger
Midfielders: James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Willian, Mount
Bayern Munich Lineup:
Defenders: Kimmich, Alaba, Hernandez
Midfielders: Odriozola, Tolisso, Thiago, Davies, Coutinho, Gnabry
Although Chelsea are on a high after the success over Spurs, this represents a tougher challenge for the Blues. While Bayern had issues at the back on Friday, they also possess too much quality for their hosts at Stamford Bridge. Establishing themselves as the better side of the lot, the Bavarians should expect an expressive performance from Chelsea on Wednesday.