Even a die-hard fan of Chelsea did not expect the Blues to fare well against the German Giants and at the end of the match, their thoughts not just came true but they witnessed the German Giants make Stamford Bridge their training ground. It was a clinical display from Bayern who simply gunned down the Blues in front of their home crowd – no mercy shown!
There was supposed to be no contest as The German Machine made the whole of London as their training ground. Chelsea were gunned down. Bayern Munich have now scored 3+ goals away from home at four separate English clubs in #UCL – Arsenal (twice), Manchester City, Spurs & Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/6Jphmks5YI
— Faisal Caesar (@faisalyorker1) February 26, 2020
From the word go, Bayern had been electrifying – Willy Caballero, retaining his place at the expense of Kepa Arrizabalaga faced the heat in the first minute when he kept out a strike from Thomas Muller. Muller turned the provider 10 minutes later with a brilliant exchange of passes with Kingsley Coman, who sliced wide, while Caballero twice denied Robert Lewandowski. Then the bar came to Chelsea’s rescue from a Muller header.
Bayern were in a red-hot mood as they continuously pressed and tested the backline of Chelsea and more often the defence of the Blues melted.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 25, 2020
The German Machine continued their attack – Lewandowski squaring for the supporting Gnabry to side-foot home. Then the second goal came soon as Lewandowski and Gnabry combined once more for the latter to slot into the bottom-right corner. Gnabry could have had his third before the hour only to hammer over on the volley.
Serge Gnabry is the first player in Champions League history to score each of his first six goals in the competition all against sides from the same nation – 4 against Tottenham Hotspur and 2 against Chelsea.
Frank Lampard’s side were looking to recover from the consistent attack of German Giants but they ere left clueless and were done and dusted. The brilliant Alphonso Davies teed up with Lewandowski for his 11th Champions League goal of the season, with Alonso then seeing red after a VAR check for violent conduct.
?? Bayern Munich's left-back Alphonso Davies is a freak athlete. One of the quickest players I've ever seen. Unreal assist to Lewandowski. Bayern are destroying Chelsea. 3-0.
— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) February 25, 2020
This 19-year old left-back from Canada Alphonso Davies is a talent to watch. He terrified he Chelsea defence with his pace and his decision making earned a lot of accolades. Then his ability to drop down quickly and manage the defence was impressive as well. Ask Mason Mount how was he checked by Davies – sprinted back muscled the ball away from him.
Bayern Munich have won every single game in the Champions League this season:
Clean Sheets: 4
Watch out. pic.twitter.com/IJ2ljKRXhy
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 25, 2020
Chelsea missed N’Golo Kante in their midfield badly as the duo of Marco Alonso and Jorginho failed to hold things up and Bayern fed on their lack of coordination. Bayern found plenty of spaces in the midfield and, with quick wingers and one of the best strikers in the world, Bayern would crush you!
Bayern love playing in London, don’t they?
In its last 7 away matches against English teams, Bayern have won thrice, all in London. In those 3 matches, the Bavarians have scored 15 times, which is is simply staggering! At this stage of the 2016-17 Champions League Bayern thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on their own turf and in the group stages of this season’s Champions League they smashed 7 goals in Tottenham’s net.
Bayern could have scored more and more, but a 3-0 victory seemed enough to jolt the Blues. It would be hard for Chelsea to bounce back at Allianz Arena. In front of their own crowd, Bayern Munich won’t spare the Blues at all but would carry on from where they left at Stamford Bridge. To make matters worse, Marcos Alonso and Jorginho will both miss the second leg through suspension.