Chelsea vs Bayern Munich predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Champions League match tonight

Chelsea face a talented Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie tonight as underdogs.

With the two sides sharing a rich history together in this competition, namely from the 2012 final, in which the Blues clinched their first Champions League crown.

Didier Drogba’s penalty heaped misery on the Bavarians, who had entered the final in a confident mood, with fans draping a banner inside the Allianz Arena that read: “Our city, our stadium, our cup”.

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Bayern would rebound nicely a year later, edging their domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund in another classic final at Wembley for their fifth title.

Here are the predicted line-ups for the game at Stamford Bridge.

What time is Chelsea v Bayern Munich?

The match kicks off at 8pm GMT at Stamford Bridge, London.

How can I watch on TV?

The game will be shown on TV in the UK, and can be watched on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate – coverage starts at 7pm.

Can I stream it online?

Yes, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Team news

N’Golo Kante will miss out for Chelsea as Frank Lampard reported that the midfielder is a few weeks away from returning to the starting eleven after a thigh injury. Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also out, while Pedro, who missed the Tottenham game with a minor injury, is back in the squad, as is Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who was an unused substitute on Saturday.

Javi Martinez (thigh), Ivan Perisic (ankle) and Nicklas Süle (torn ACL) are all out injured for the Germans. 

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Willian; Giroud. (3-4-2-1).

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Thiago; Gnabry, Muller Coman; Lewandowski. (4-2-3-1).


Chelsea 1-2 Bayern Munich. Although Chelsea come in to the game on a high after their 2-1 win against Tottenham, they are suspect defensively and unlike Spurs, Bayern’s attack will punish them. Bayern themselves are coming into the game on sublime form and after their convincing display in London against Spurs already this season, it is hard to see another outcome.   

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