Frank Lampard wards face a serious test in the face of the Munich team.
Chelsea – Bavaria
February 25, 10:00 p.m. Stamford Bridge Stadium, London. Referee of the meeting – Clement Thurpen
Perhaps, for all the time that Frank Lampard leads Chelsea, this will be the most difficult opponent for his team. The current “blue” game uniforms can be regarded in different ways: on the one hand, the club has been in the TOP-4 for a long time, and on the other hand, for the most part this can be put in the negative for competitors who lose points more often than the London team.
Nevertheless, this does not negate the fact that Chelsea looks very mediocre on the defensive – a goal can come at any time and out of nowhere (like, for example, cutting off Antonio Rudiger in his own net in the match against Tottenham), the “blue” are defending poorly on standards and in general it is felt that almost every defender of the team lacks confidence, and at such moments experienced players in the person of Aspilikueta and all the same Rudiger should take the initiative.
In addition to problems in defense, there are questions on the first number: Kepa Arrisabalaga with his game fell out of favor with Frank Lampard and sat down on the bench. Although Willy Caballero played well against Tottenham, when there is a real danger at the gates of the “blue”, there is a feeling that disaster is about to happen. The attack is a separate topic for discussion: Tammy Abraham only after an injury, Misha Batschuayi for the matches he proved was not in vain sitting on the bench, and Olivier Giroud, although he scored a goal to Tottenham, missed many matches because he lost the competition.
Bavaria had certain problems during the season, but managed to solve them for the most part. Hans Flick replaced Niko Kovacs, the results of the Munich team improved, and the club returned to first place in the Bundesliga, although here it should be noted that competitors contributed to this.
In great shape is Robert Lewandowski, who repeated Gerd Muller’s record and scored the 25th goal in the championship – among the TOP-5 leagues only one player has more. Polish striker could be a real threat to the protection of the “blue”.
Bayern midfielder Thomas Müller showed high self-confidence before the match: “Chelsea is not the best team in Europe now, we don’t need to be afraid, I’m sure.” Perhaps a certain advantage for the “blue” is that the Munich club underestimates its rival.
According to the bookmakers, Bavaria is the favorite of the meeting. The Roten win is estimated at 1.83, the draw at 4.00 and the Blues win at 4.10.