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*WATCH* Chelsea vs Bayern Prediction & Preview: Lineup, injury news, kick-off time, TV & more

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Chelsea's season was on the brink of collapsing, letting a 10-point gap slip to just one point over the other Champions League-chasing teams in the Premier League.

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Frank Lampard's side bounced back brilliantly with a complete performance against fellow top-four chasers Tottenham, and brings them much-needed confidence as European action returns.

As for Bayern Munich, a brilliant run as seen them regain top spot in Bundesliga, although they still lock vulnerable - the German heavyweights needed a late goal to see off bottom of the league Paderborn 3-2.

Chelsea now meet Bayern in a repeat of the classic 2012 final - can we expect similar drama in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg?

Chelsea predicted lineup

Chelsea lineup vs Bayern Munich
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Chelsea injury news

N'Golo Kante remains out with a hamstring problem, with Christian Pulisic (abductor) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (thigh) both doubtful. Marco van Ginkel (knee) remains a long term absence.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (achilles) could make his first appearance of the season after returning to the bench in the weekend's 2-1 win over Tottenham.

Tammy Abraham (ankle) was a second-half substitute against Spurs and could return to the starting 11.

Bayern Munich predicted lineup

Bayern lineup vs Chelsea
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Bayern Munich injury news

Niklas Sule (knee) and Ivan Perisic (ankle) both remain out, but Javi Martinez (thigh) could be back in action after missing six matches.

Match details

Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Kick-off time: 3pm ET / 8pm GMT

Location: Stamford Bridge, London (Chelsea)

Referee: Clement Turpin (France)

On TV: BT Sport (UK), TNT (USA)

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