Bayern breeze past Chelsea at the Bridge with ease

February 26, 2020

Bayern Munich handed Chelsea their heaviest ever home loss in the Champions League thanks to the heroics of Serge Gnabry on Tuesday night.

He netted twice and Alphonso Davies teed up Robert Lewandowski for a third against a Blues side who finished up with 10 men.

It is impossible to see a path to the quarter-final for Chelsea from here.

Bayern had the better of the chances and you felt they were always a threat when bursting forward, particularly on the break at pace.

Chelsea did have moments of danger but given the chances missed by Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman and Thomas Müller in the first half alone, you knew they were living dangerously.

The goals that eventually cut them open were beautifully worked via the Lewandowski-Gnabry connection: highlighting the difference in attacking quality between the sides.

Bayern have won every game bar one (a draw against RB Leipzig) under Hansi Flick that they have played at home and are looking better with each passing week.

As if things weren’t going to be tough enough for Chelsea in the next leg, Jorginho will also be suspended for the game (along with Marcos Alonso who received a somewhat harsh VAR red card).

With N’Golo Kanté already a huge doubt to be fit in time, the fact that another key midfielder picked up a ban for dissent is all the more ridiculous.

Even the spirit of 2012 won’t be enough for Chelsea in Munich this time.