Chelsea host Bayern Munich on Tuesday night in the Champions League knockout rounds and it’s vital they get a positive result in the first leg showdown.

The Blues welcome the Bundesliga heavyweights to Stamford Bridge for the first leg of the last-16 tie and will be looking to cause an upset.

There is likely to be some extra spice to the game considering the Blues beat the German club in their own backyard in 2012 to win the Champions League, with current manager Frank Lampard captaining them as a player in the final.

Bayern do sit top of the Bundesliga and they had a 100 per cent record in the Champions League group stages, which included an emphatic 7-2 away win over Tottenham.

Here are three top-class stars that Chelsea need to try keep quiet:

Robert Lewandowski

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Lewandowski is the superstar name in the Bayern squad that everyone across the world knows and Chelsea will be aware of his talent, but trying to stop him will be a different task.

The centre-forward already has 38 goals across all competitions this season, with 10 of them coming in the Champions League group stage matches.

He’s showing no signs of slowing down as a 31-year-old and is a powerful striker that is a deadly finisher anywhere around the box.

But one potential positive for Chelsea is that he’s failed to score in his last seven Champions League knockout round appearances, which is when the competition is really cranked up.

Thiago Alcantara

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Chelsea have liked to play a possession-based game since Lampard arrived in the summer as manager, but the likes of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic are going to have to be at their best on Tuesday night.

Bayern have Spanish midfielder Thiago at the heart of their team pulling the strings and he will look to do the same at Stamford Bridge.

The 28-year-old central midfielder is a technical player that is so composed in possession and always seems to find room on the pitch.

He’s capable of playing defence-splitting passes through teams and Chelsea need to try limit his influence.

Serge Gnabry

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Gnabry is a player familiar to English audiences from his time at Arsenal, but he’s really made a name for himself at Bayern and is now a regular senior Germany international.

The 24-year-old is a winger blessed with rapid pace and the Chelsea backline will need to be prepared for his runs in behind.

He is an attacking flyer that has 15 goals and 10 assists this campaign across all competitions, which included a stunning display where he scored four times away to Spurs.

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