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Bayern Munich vs Chelsea match preview and press conference info

Over five months since the first leg at Stamford Bridge, it’s finally time to head to Germany to conclude our Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich. Here, we have all the key information ahead of the game…

After coming through a group featuring Ajax, Lille and Valencia, the Blues are up against the German champions for a place in the last eight of Europe's premier club competition.

Bayern vs Chelsea kick-off time

The European encounter gets underway at 8pm UK time on Saturday 8 August.

Bayern vs Chelsea venue

It’s back to the scene of our greatest night as we return to the Allianz Arena in the German capital, venue of our 2012 Champions League triumph. Unfortunately, there will be no spectators admitted to the stadium on this occasion due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

Bayern vs Chelsea pre-match press conference

Frank Lampard and a player will speak to the media via video link on Friday 7 August at approximately 6.45pm UK time. The press conference will be streamed live on the 5th Stand app and this website.

Bayern vs Chelsea on TV

The match is being broadcast live on BT Sport 1 in the UK, with coverage starting at 7pm.

Bayern vs Chelsea live commentary

There will be live text commentary updates on the app and this website, while Chelsea TV will be providing live audio commentary on both platforms.

Our social media channels will have exclusive coverage from Munich, including live updates on the @chelseafc Twitter account.

You can also follow the game with our Matchday Live show, exclusively on the 5th Stand app.

Bayern vs Chelsea head to head

This will be the sixth meeting between Chelsea and Bayern in all competitions. The Germans currently edge the head-to-head record with two wins to our one, which came in our first encounter at Stamford Bridge back in 2005.

Despite our clash in the 2012 final going down as a draw, it was of course the Blues who emerged victorious and with our hands on the trophy after the penalty shootout drama.

Injury news for Bayern vs Chelsea

Lampard is expected to be without the services of several players, with Cesar Azpilicueta, Christian Pulisic (both hamstring) and Pedro (shoulder) all having withdrawn from the FA Cup final last weekend with game-ending injuries.

N’Golo Kante was on the bench at Wembley but didn’t feature, while Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek missed the game completely.

Bayern have not played a competitive match since 4 July and their only fitness concern is French full-back Benjamin Pavard, who has picked up an ankle ligament injury and is expected to miss the game.

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