The Blues welcome the German champions to London and will be eager to get the tie off to a positive start while keeping it tight at the back
Frank Lampard’s side come into the game on something of a high having beaten London rivals Tottenham in their last outing on Saturday and they will look to build on that result.
Bayern are on a seven-game unbeaten streak, winning six of those clashes, but they were made to sweat against Paderborn at the weekend, with Robert Lewandowski coming to the rescue late in the game.
The Poland international has already scored 10 goals in this season’s Champions League and will be determined to add to his tally with an away goal or two against the Premier League side.
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich on U.S. & UK TV
|Game||Chelsea vs Bayern Munich|
|Date||Tuesday, February 25|
|Time||8pm GMT / 3pm ET|
|Channel (U.S.)||TUDN / TNT|
|Channel (UK)||BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Ultimate|
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich live streaming in U.S., UK and Canada
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|U.S. online stream||UK online stream||Canada online stream|
|WatchTNT / B/R Live / TUDN en vivo||BT Sport Live||DAZN|
Chelsea team news and injuries
|Defenders||Rudiger, Alonso, Christensen, Zouma, James, Azpilicueta, Tomori, Emerson|
|Midfielders||Jorginho, Barkley, Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Mount, Gilmour|
|Forwards||Abraham, Pedro, Giroud, Batshuayi|
Chelsea are without N’Golo Kante, who is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Pedro, Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are fit and will be available for selection.
Possible Chelsea starting XI: Caballero; Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, James; Barkley, Mount; Abraham.
Bayern Munich team news and injuries
|Position||Bayern Munich squad|
|Defenders||Odriozola, Pavard, Boateng, Hernandez, Alaba, Mai|
|Midfielders||Thiago, J. Martinez, Coutinho, Cuisance, Goretzka, Davies, Tolisso, Singh, Kimmich, Meier, Zirkzee|
|Forwards||Lewandowski, Gnabry, Muller, Coman|
Bayern Munich will have to plan without centre-back Niklas Sule and forward Ivan Perisic. However, they are boosted by the return to full fitness of Javi Martinez.
Possible Bayern Munich starting XI: Neuer; Alaba, Pavard, Boateng, Odriozola; Kimmich, Thiago, Coutinho, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski.