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Bayern Munich welcome Chelsea to the Allianz Arena in a thrilling champions league second leg clash.
What is it?
This is the 2020 champions league round of 16 second leg match between Bayern and Chelsea.
When is it?
Bayern vs Chelsea match will be played on 8th August 2020.
What time will the match kick-off?
Bayern vs Chelsea will kick-off at 8pm in the U.K.
In Kenya,the match will kick-off at 10pm.
What TV channel will show Bayern vs Chelsea match?
In the U.S. the match will be aired live on CBS All Access.
In Kenya, find the match live on DSTv on Supersport 11 and Supersport 6.All other African countries except South Africa will view the game on these(SS11 and SS6) two channels.
For South Africa viewers, the match will be live on Supersport 5.
You can also stream the match live on the BT Sport app.
Bayern Munich are leading Chelsea with 3 away goals from the first-leg in London.Key forward Serge Gnabry scored twice while Lewandowski added the third as Bayern demolished Chelsea 3-0 in the second half.Marcos Alonso was sent off after mishandling Robert Lewandowski as he charged into the box.
Bayern who have won their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title,will be favourites to win this tie and the competition.Strikers Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski have scored 6 and 11 goals with the latter being the top scorer of the champions league so far.
Chelsea on the other hand still have not got over their FA cup final loss to Arsenal who lifted their 14th FA cup title on 1st of August.They come into this tie having slim hopes of winning let alone go through.
Either way,Lampard’s men will have to produce something special while keeping Bayern at bay if they are to get anything from this game.
What are the Bayern vs Chelsea team news?
Bayern are expected to miss the services of World cup winners Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman who are out with ankle and thigh problems respectively.
Chelsea have a lot of key players who will either miss or are doubts for the game.First up is captain Cesar Azipilicueta who picked up a harmstring injury during last week’s FA cup final with Arsenal.Promising attacker,Christian Pulisic will also miss due to a harmstring injury.Other key misses include Alonso and Jorginho who are both suspended while Pedro and Glimour have shoulder and knee injuries respectively.Ng’olo Kante,Loftus-Cheek and Willian are doubts.
Bayern vs Chelsea Predicted line-ups
Neuer; Kimmich,Boateng,Alaba,Davies; Thiago,Goretzka; Gnabry,Muller,Perisic; Lewandowski
Caballero; Rudiger,Christensen,Zouma,James; Kovacic,Barkley,Emerson; Mount,Giroud,Hudson-Odoi
Here’s what the managers had to say
Hans-Dieter Flick, Bayern coach: “It’s about having respect. We have seen how Chelsea performed since the restart. We will take the same approach as we always do. We can have respect for our opponents, but we also need to focus on our own strengths. We always say the next game is what we’re focusing on 100%. We don’t think about what might come next. We want to win every win and to perform as we know we can, taking the positives into the next game.”
Frank Lampard, Chelsea manager: “I believe we can [turn the tie]. We have to, the players have to. It’s a huge task. We have to understand the situation we’re in. Will be extremely tough. Games have turned to big degrees. We have to believe we have the opportunity to do something special. We’ve got to play with confidence. Can it free us up against a really good team? That’s what I expect to see from the team. We have to tackle this in the right way.”
Ist Prediction: Bayern 3-0 Chelsea.
2nd Prediction: Bayern 2-0 Chelsea.
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