The Champions League is back, and we continue our build-up to the hosting of Bayern with some of the big numbers ahead of the game...
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich head-to-head record
Bayern and Chelsea first met in the 2004/05 Champions League quarter-finals, Jose Mourinho's Blues prevailing 6- 5 on aggregate against Felix Magath's Bayern. Chelsea won the first leg 4-2 at home, Frank Lampard scoring twice with Didier Drogba also on target. Lampard and Drogba struck again in the second leg as Bayern won 3-2 on the night but went out on aggregate.Our most recent meeting was in the Super Cup in 2013 when Bayern won on penalties after extra-time with Pep Guardiola in charge.
Last time in the Champions League
BAYERN MUNICH 1 CHELSEA 1Chelsea won 4-3 on penalties after extra-timeChampions League final, Allianz Arena, 19.05.12, 7.45pm
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm (c), Tymoshchuk, Boateng, Contento; Schweinsteiger, Kroos; Robben, T Muller (Van Buyten 86), Ribery (Olic 96); GomezManager Jupp HeynckesScorer Muller 82
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bosingwa, Cahill, David Luiz, Cole; Mikel, Lampard (c); Kalou (Torres 83), Mata, Bertrand (Malouda 73); DrogbaInterim manager Roberto Di MatteoScorer Drogba 88
Shoot-outLahm (0-1), Mata (saved, 0-1), Gomez (0-2), David Luiz (1-2), Neuer (1-3), Lampard (2-3), Olic (saved, 2-3), Cole (3-3), Schweinsteiger (saved, 3-3), Drogba (4-3).
Referee Pedro Proenca (Portugal)Attendance 62,500
Of the 22 players who stared the 2012 Champions League final, just three remain – all for Bayern Munich - Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Mueller.
Chelsea’s biggest home win in the Champions League:
21/10/2014 - Chelsea 6-0 Maribor - group stage12/09/2017 - Chelsea 6-0 Qarabag - group stage
Bayern’s biggest away win in the Champions League:
21/10/2014 - Roma 1-7 Bayern Munich - group stage
Chelsea have lost one of our last 21 games in Europe (15 wins, five draws) in a run that includes winning the Europa League last season. Our only defeat was on matchday one of this Champions League campaign at home to Valencia.Our record in the Champions League round of 16 is eight wins and five defeats. We have lost our last three contests at this stage, most recently going down 4-1 on aggregate to Barcelona (1-1 h, 0-3 a) in 2017/18.The Blues have never lost at home to German visitors, winning seven of the 10 fixtures
Should Willian score he will become our fourth outright scorer in the Champions League.Didier Drogba 36Frank Lampard 23Nicolas Anelka 12John Terry 10Fernando Torres 10Willian 10
Frank Lampard scored three goals in four Champions League games against Bayern Munich as a player, his joint-best record in the competition. He also converted one of the penalties in the victorious shoot-out in the 2012 final.Lampard is the first English manager to progress a team from the Champions League group stage – having taken charge of all six group games – since Harry Redknapp with Tottenham in 2010/11.
Last seasonBundesliga - winnersDFB Pokal - winnersGerman Supercup - winnersChampions League - round of 16Top scorer all competitions: Robert Lewandowski 40
This seasonBundesliga - firstDFB Pokal - currently at the quarter-final stageGerman Supercup - runners-UpChampions League - currently at the round of 16Top scorer all competitions: Robert Lewandowski 38
Robert Lewandowski scored in Bayern's first five group games and is the top scorer in this season's Champions League with 10 goals, including four in the win at Red Star Belgrade on Matchday 5 – at 16 minutes the fastest quadruple in Champions League history. That was the 20th time Bayern had scored five or more goals in a Champions League match, setting a new competition record.Bayern's round of 16 record is 11 wins and four defeats. They had won seven ties in a row before losing to Liverpool last season (0-0 away, 1-3 home). It was their earliest exit from the competition since an away-goals defeat at the hands of Inter Milan in 2010/11. They have reached the knockout phase in each of the past 12 seasons.Since a 0-3 defeat to PSG in September 2017, Bayern are unbeaten in their last 12 European away games (nine wins, three draws), scoring 34 goals in this run.Bayern's record in two-legged ties against English clubs is 10 wins and six defeats; they had won five in a row before last season, their first defeat since losing to Chelsea in the 2004/05 quarter-finals.Bayern have won two of their past six games away to English clubs (two draws, two defeats), both victories coming in London – this season's seven-goal thrashing at Tottenham and a 5-1 success at Arsenal in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg.
In six group matches, Bayern scored 24 goals (four per game) and had 64 shots target (10.6 per game), more than any other club in the competition this season.Bayern have received four yellow cards in six group games, fewer than any other club.Bayern became only the seventh team – and first from Germany – to win all six games in the Champions League group stage this season.Since losing the 2012 Champions League final to Chelsea, Bayern Munich have eliminated English clubs in four of their five subsequent home/away ties in the competition.
After beating bottom side Paderborn 3-2 on Friday, Bayern are still top of the Bundesliga with 49 points from 23 games, one point ahead of RG Leipzig and four above Dortmund. Hansi Flick’s side started with a 3-4-2-1 formation: Neuer (c); Kimmich, Alaba, Hernandez; Odriozola, Tolisso, Thiago, Davies; Gnabry, Coutinho; Lewandowski
Flick has never managed a side against Chelsea.
Champions League group B results
Red Star Belgrade (h) W 3-0Tottenham (a) W 7-2Olympiacos (a) W 3-2Olympiacos (h) W 2-0Red Star Belgrade (a) W 6-0Tottenham (h) W 3-1
Scorers: Lewandowski 10 (1 pen), Gnabry 4, Coman 2, Muller 2, Tolisso 2, Coutinho 1, Goretzka 1, Kimmich 1, Perisic 1
Bayern's Matchday Six line-up
Wednesday 11 December 2019Bayern Munich 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1Team 4-3-3: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Javi Martinez (Goretzka 87), Davies; Thiago, Kimmich, Coutinho; Gnabry, Perisic (Zirkzee 86), Coman (Muller 27)Booked Kimmich 36Scorers Coman 14, Muller 45, Coutinho 64Attendance 66,353
In the Champions League, three yellow cards will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.
Booking listChelsea: Azpilicueta 2, Jorginho 2, Zouma 2, Arrizabalaga 1, Giroud 1, James 1, Kanté 1, Tomori 1
Bayern Munich: Kimmich 1, Thiago Alcantara 1, Gnabry 1, Neuer 1
Referee and VAR
Referee: Clement Turpin from FranceVAR: Francois Letexier