Chelsea may have beaten the Spurs side, however, the Bavarian giants present a stern test ahead of the UEFA Champions League first-leg tie. This would see Frank Lampard’s men face the technical German side as hostilities ensue in Europe in midweek.
The Blues scored twice with goals coming from Olivier Giroud and Marcus Alonso within the 15th and 48th minutes of the game respectively when Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur visited. However, against the likes of Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski, Chelsea would be needing to be at their best as action ensues between both European giants.
The Bavarian giants beat SC Paderborn 07 3-2. thanks to goals from Serge Gnabry and a brace from star forward Robert Lewandowski. This should worry the Chelsea and Frank Lampard side as they’ve been unconvincing in the defense of late. Chelsea has got to know that Bayern Munich is ruthless in front of goals as they did while playing against fellow London side Tottenham Hotspur in this season’s group stage. Though Chelsea may have got a better repute at the European stage than Tottenham Hotspurs having beating Bayern Munich 8 years ago in the Champions League final to claim their first European title.
But this doesn’t exonerate Frank Lampard and his Chelsea young guns from defeat against the German giants. Bayern leads the title race in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund trailing in second and third positions. The Bavarian giants have 49 points after winning 15 matches out of a possible 23.
Chelsea on their part is fourth on the log with 44 points while trailing Liverpool, Manchester City, and Leicester City in that order in the Premier League. This shows that the German side has done better than Chelsea obviously this season with a place at the top of the Bundesliga summit. This may have given them an edge going into this clash while acknowledging that the Premier League is arguably tougher than the Bundesliga. Both sides have got their chances in the game while defining the European experience they have both got on the European stage.
Chelsea and Bayern gave themselves the reason for optimism ahead of this tie with a win (narrow) against Tottenham Hotspur (2-1) and SC Paderborn 07 (3-2) in their respective Leagues. The match is already in view even as German international Antonio Rudiger and Manuel Neuer showed their human weakness at the weekend leading to the inability of both sides to keep a clean sheet in the League as battle looms in midweek. All said and done, Chelsea can beat Bayern owing to the quality and home advantage they�ve got going into this fixture
But they must prove it on the pitch with the maximum concentration it requires even as Bayern come for some football business at Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.