Comments Chelsea vs Bayern
The match Chelsea vs Bayern in the first leg of the 1/8 round of the C1 Cup of the 2019/20 season will take place at 03:00 on February 26, Vietnam time. The match at Stamford Bridge will be controlled by French referee Turpin.
Chelsea vs Bayern match commentary
Eight years ago, at the 2012 Champions League final at home, Bayern had to bitterly watch Chelsea lift the championship trophy right on their home ground. It was one of Bayern’s most painful defeats in Europe’s most prestigious club competition, besides the historic loss to Man United in 1999.
After that 2012 final, Bayern also defeated Chelsea once, but in the European Super Cup in 2013 and once at the ICC friendly tournament in 2017. This is the first time after 8 they reunited in the Champions League front. And with a stronger, more experienced force, the German Gray Lobster is confident to defeat Chelsea in London tonight to get revenge, before thinking about the second leg in Munich in the middle of March.
Recent form of Chelsea vs Bayern
Last weekend, in the 27th round of the Premier League 2019/20, Chelsea had just won an extremely impressive 2-1 victory over neighbors Tottenham with 2 beautiful goals from Giroud and Alonso. It is a victory that helps Chelsea not only maintain 4th place in the Premier League table, but also help the players have a very good spirit for the reception of Bayern tonight.
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Coach Frank Lampard and his students also received a lot of praise and encouragement from that match. A series of sub-doubles like Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley or Marcos Alonso played well to make a big contribution to Chelsea’s victory. In particular, Giroud and Alonso also scored directly, which were all beautiful goals.
However, that victory cannot confirm the real revival of Chelsea. Because Tottenham is in crisis in terms of forces when losing both of the brightest stars in the attack, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. In addition, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham is also not appreciated in away matches.
In the last 5 rounds in the Premier League, Chelsea actually won only 1, which was the aforementioned Tottenham victory, the rest they drew 2 and received 2 defeats. In those two defeats, Chelsea even lost to Newcastle, who are ranked at the bottom of the table. The other defeat is against Man United at home.
Consistency is also something Chelsea is lacking in this season’s Champions League. In the group stage, Chelsea once lost to Valenica (0-1). In addition, they are also very lucky to have a 4-4 draw with Ajax, despite playing more than 2 people. At home, Chelsea only had 1 win against Lille, which was much underestimated, and also with a close score of 2-1.
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Chelsea passed the group stage thanks to the opponents that were not overrated, and in this first knock-out round, they had to meet a very strong team, Bayern Munich. Don’t forget the Champions League is a tournament that requires a lot of experience. And this will be another loss point for Chelsea compared to the German Gray Lobster.
As is known, this season, Chelsea is banned from transfer by UEFA, so they have to use “homegrown” young players. Many of Lampard’s young players still lack experience in the Champions League. This immaturity was evident in the match against Ajax at Stamford Bridge in the group stage as mentioned above, when the Blues were almost paralyzed in the attacking pressing of the Dutch team.
Meanwhile, Bayern, their opponent in this round of 1/8, although no longer retains the fearsome strength like about 3-4 seasons ago, but the Bavarian Gray Lobster is still much more appreciated than Chelsea. Bayern has always been the hegemon in Germany, never worrying about winning Champions League tickets because they are always No. 1. In the hands of coach Hansi Flick, there are still experienced Champions League stars like David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, Thiago. , Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Mueller and especially Robert Lewandowski…
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Bayern’s form is also very good when they are unbeaten in the last 11 matches, winning 10. Since Hansi Flick replaced Niko Kovac to take power, Bayern has “makeover”. They are the only team to win all of the Champions League this season. Bayern’s attack power under Flick was also extremely impressive with owner Lewandowski constantly scoring.
Tonight, despite having to be a guest, Bayern is confident enough to beat Chelsea to create an advantage before the second leg.