Chelsea and Bayern have faced each other only four times in their history and will take on each other twice more in the current Champions League quarter-final. The only person who will have participated in all of these meetings is Frank Lampard.
Lampard is the best scorer in Chelsea-Bayern controversy history. He has scored three goals against the German team. The 2005 double at Stamford Bridge was one of his best matches of that season. At the end of the game, Frankie came in second place for the Golden Ball.
The next match between Chelsea and Bayern was held seven years later, in the Champions League final. Chelsea won that match too. At the end of the final, we saw a series of penalties where After Bastian Schweinsteiger’s missed penalty, Didier Drogba scored the winning goal.
The last match between the teams was at the Super Bowl in 2013, with Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho competing against each other and again in the penalty series, this time Bayern Munich gained the victory.
Chelsea are preparing for the meeting both on and off the pitch
It is known that there will be a fireworks show ahead of the match at Stamford Bridge. So the team advised fans to come to the stadium 20 minutes before the game. The clash against Bayern Munich has a significant impact on how well Lampard’s season will be judged.
Bayern Munich defenses have shown weaknesses in recent matches – the team have conceded seven goals in the last five games. Of course, they have a lot of scored goals as well. In the previous 11 matches, the Germans have scored 36 goals, and are dominants in Bundesliga.
Historically, Chelsea have been trying to lock down the game against Bayern Munich, and, given this year’s form of Bayern strikers, Lampard may still try to deal with the opponent the same way. But if you look through the last few matches of the teams, Chelsea’s attempt to block the game may cause too much pressing by Bayern Munich, and may even be disastrous for Londoners.
Bayern are clear favorites, while Chelsea’s primary motivation is to save the season, which will fail otherwise. It is interesting how Frank Lampard will try to stop a German machine on Tuesday.