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Chelsea injury list ahead of crunch Bayern Munich clash

Chelsea injury list ahead of crunch Bayern Munich clash

Chelsea will welcome Bayern Munich to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night for the first leg of the Champions League knockout phase.

The two sides last met in 2012 finals at the Allianz Arena with Frank Lampard captaining Chelsea to a remarkable win.

He will be in the dugout on Tuesday night when his side hosts the Bavarians, in what is arguably the biggest match of his managerial career. 

The Blues warmed up well for the clash with a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and will be feeling confident come Tuesday night. 

Lampard though has a few injury concerns ahead of the match. 

N'Golo Kante

The Frenchman hobbled off on Monday night against Manchester United and might be out for up to three weeks with an adductor injury.

He already missed the clash against Spurs, and his absence is a blow to Lampard's side as they chase a top-four finish. 

Christian Pulisic

The American has not featured since New Year Day's 1-1 clash against Brighton. He has already started training, but there is no set date for his return. 

He was initially scheduled to return after the winter break and in time for a busy schedule, but he is yet to fully recover. 

Lampard has admitted that they have missed his services and hopes to have him back for the final fixtures of the season.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

The winger has been missing in action owing to a thigh injury he picked in training and will be out until at least next week. 

The match against Bayern comes too soon for him. 

Pedro Rodriguez

The Spaniard missed the tie against Tottenham with an injury but will be assessed ahead of the clash. 

The Blues though have been boosted by the return of long-term absentee Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who was on the bench against the London rivals. 

Tammy Abraham, who missed the tie against Manchester United due to an injury as well came off the bench for Olivier Giroud and is in contention.