The Champions League draw saw Chelsea draw Bayern Munich. Some fans are concerned about facing the German giants but there are certainly reasons to remain positive. Here are three reasons why Chelsea should not fear Bayern.
Bayern’s defensive problems
Bayern have a lot of firepower, there is no denying that. The likes of Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry and Phillipe Coutinho will no doubt cause Chelsea trouble, but they have had some serious problems at the back this season.
They have conceded more goals in the league than any other side inside the top eight and have kept just four clean sheets. Both Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez are suffering from long-term injuries, and there is a chance neither of them will be back to full fitness come February.
Chelsea’s superior midfield
The German champions have an abundance of talent in midfield, but you could argue that Chelsea’s current midfield is superior.
N’Golo Kante is known as one of the world’s best central midfielders, whilst Mateo Kovacic has been unplayable in recent weeks, despite his sides downturn in form. Jorginho has also moved up a gear this season and was recently named Chelsea’s most valuable player of the season so far by CIES Football Observatory.
Whichever team wins the midfield battle is likely to come out on top over the two legs, and Chelsea have a good chance of doing so.
The January transfer window
Chelsea’s dip in form has left fans desperate for the January transfer window to come. Lampard will have the chance to strengthen his squad and plug any gaps before the games against Bayern.
The Blues defence is currently looking like one that could be embarrassed by the German side, but the window gives the club the chance to bolster the back-line so that they are less vulnerable to the star-studded attack of Bayern Munich.
Chelsea may also bolster their attack in January. If a player like Jadon Sancho were to come in at Stamford Bridge, it could be a whole different spectacle.