Chelsea vs Bayern match preview:
A few months ago when they were away in London, the Bavarians, led by Nika Kovac, managed to score seven goals. Current coach Flick would probably be pleased if his team against Chelsea was able to score at least a third of that amount.
Chelsea team news:
Chelsea are not in such a good form and are fairly inconsistent, but still have won most of their matches. They have won 5 times in the last 10 matches. In the Premier League, they are fourth with 13 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses.
In the Champions League, they played in Group H finished second with a goal difference of 11: 9. We believe they will be able to score in this match, as they have scored 9 goals in the last 5 home matches. If they finish the match without a goal the chances of passing will be drastically reduced.
Lampard won’t have Kante at his disposal again, and he is expected to play with three defenders again while Alonso and James will play offensive backs.
Probable lineup: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, James, Jorginho, Kovačić, Mount, Willian, Giroud.
Bayern team news:
Bayern is currently in much better shape than their opponent tonight. They have triumphed in 8 of their last 10 matches in all competitions. A series of good results allowed them to climb to the 1st place in the Bundesliga.
In the Champions League they did a great job in Group B as they won all 6 games, scoring an impressive 24 goals. Still, they averaged almost one goal per game. Also, they have scored 15 goals in the last 5 away games, so we expect them to continue in this trend, because having a goal in London would make it much easier for them to get ahead of their rematch.
Flick has no problem with injuries. Pavard will play on the back again, Kimmich in the back midfielder position.
Probable lineup: Neuer, Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Kimmich, Thiago Alcantara, Coman, Muller, Gnabry, Lewandowski.
Chelsea enterS this match after an impressive 2-1 win against Tottenham, but it must be acknowledged that the hosts are not in top form and probably have an impossible mission ahead – to defeat a team that plays fantastic under Hansi Flick.
Chelsea have been struggling as standard against strong teams this season, and given their deficiencies in defense and hellish attack by the Bavarians (Lewa, Gnabry, Coman, Muller), it is not excluded that he can get the ball out of his net more than once.
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