Chelsea vs Bayern Munich
Chelsea are set to resume their Champions League campaign on Tuesday the 25th of February.
English clubs haven’t had the greatest time in the Champions League knockout rounds so far this term, with both Liverpool and Tottenham being handed 1-0 losses last week.
And it is hard to see Chelsea faring much better on Tuesday vs a high-flying Bayern Munich side.
The Blues will welcome the German powerhouse to Stamford Bridge next week, before traveling to the Allianz Arena for the return leg on March 18th.
Bayern head into the first-leg in superb form, having won four of their last five league ties, the latest of which was a 3-2 victory over Paderborn on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski is enjoying a particularly fruitful 2019/20 campaign, netting 38 and assisting three in 32 outings across all competitions, a record that will no doubt worry a rather shaky Chelsea defence, which hasn’t kept a clean sheet in their last six attempts.
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Javi Martinez back in full training ahead of Chelsea
Ahead of their clash with Chelsea, Bayern have been handed a boost on the injury front.
Javi Martinez hasn’t featured for the Bundesliga champions in 2020, after picking up an injury vs Wolfsburg at the back end of December.
However, on Sunday, Bayern confirmed that the Spaniard has returned to full training:
Nine weeks after he suffered a muscle injury in his thigh in the home game against VfL Wolfsburg (2-1), the 31-year-old completed the full one-hour morning training session. In addition to running and passing drills, the session also involved a practice match.