Chelsea are gearing up for a crucial Champions League with Bayern Munich in the round of 16, with the London giants set to host the champions of Germany in the first leg of their highly-anticipated showdown.
Unfortunately, the Blues will be without a few key players for Tuesday’s game. Speaking ahead of the match, Frank Lampard revealed that no one has returned from injury since their recent victory over Tottenham.
Sadly, this means the Premier League side will be without N’Golo Kante for this fixture. The Frenchman picked up an abductor injury in the 2-0 loss to Man United and is expected to be out for three weeks. There was hope of the World Cup winner making a speedy recovery but Lampard has ruled that out.
To make things worse, Kante isn’t their only absentee as the London giants will have to make do without Hudson-Odoi and Pulisic as well. Here is what the gaffer had to say about the injuries (as per football.london):
"Christian, Callum, N’Golo are out.
"Pedro is back in contention after a small injury at the weekend. Callum isn’t far away but not this game. Ruben is fit, in the squad."
Chelsea head into this tie on the back of a confidence-boosting win over Tottenham in the Premier League. That result saw the Blues strengthen their grip on the fourth spot.
Bayern, however, will be a whole new prospect. The German heavyweights scored 10 times against Spurs across two legs in the group stage this season and will be aiming to pull off something similar against Lampard’s youthful squad.
Chelsea vs Bayern München Broadcast Information
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (London)
France: RMC Sport 2, RMC Sport en direct
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Sport 2/HD, TeleClub Sport Live
India: SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 1, Sony LIV
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Portugal: Eleven Sports 2 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Mitele Plus, Movistar Liga de Campeones 1
Turkey: Idman TV, Digiturk Play, beIN Sports Turkey, beIN CONNECT Turkey
United Kingdom: BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport Live, BT Sport 2, BBC Radio 5 Live
United States: TNT USA, B/R Live, fuboTV, Watch TNT, Univision NOW, Galavision