Bayern team news ahead of Chelsea

Bayern Munich have turned their attention to Chelsea for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, following their 3-2 win over Paderborn on Friday.

Victory in their league outing this weekend ensured the defending champions remain top of the Bundesliga prior to RB Leipzig’s trip to Schalke 04 later today.

Hansi Flick’s side have had injuries to a number of centre-backs this season and it looks as though Jerome Boateng and David Alaba will be the centre-back partnership for their trip to the English Premier League side midweek.

Lucas Hernandez made his return on Friday night after a lengthy layoff but isn’t expected to start two games in the space of four days. Nicklas Sule and Javi Martinez are only back in individual training.

Midfielder Leon Goretzka missed the win over Paderborn with a muscular injury, but was involved in training on Sunday morning, so could feature against Chelsea.

Tuesday’s match will be the first meeting between Bayern Munich and Chelsea since the 2012 Champions League final in which the English side won the trophy following a penalty shootout at the Allianz Arena.

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