Chelsea: Meet Blues last squad to face Bayern as they prepare for another showdown

Chelsea: Meet Blues last squad to face Bayern as they prepare for another showdown

Chelsea's biggest moment was not when they won the EPL trophy without any blemish of home defeat, it was definitely against German side Bayern Munich in 2012 when they won the coveted Champions League title against all odds.

Blues had their turbulent yet most productive season as they beat all expectations to win their first European silverware under Italian manager Roberto Di Matteo.

With an attack-line led by Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard-led porous midfield, Chelsea scaled through the hurdles, beating Barcelona in the semi-final before thrashing the Germans to victory in their backyard.

Bayern, however, took back their revenge in style one year later to the joy of the German side's fans as they beat Chelsea on penalties to win the Super Cup.

Fast forward to 2019, history is set to repeat itself as Chelsea were drawn with Bayern again - albeit in the UCL round 16 on Monday, December 16.

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And of course, Chelsea, who were thriving on the energy of young squad under new boss and club legend Frank Lampard, will have the herculean task of taming Robert Lewandoski.

The Polish striker has been the most outstanding forward in Europe recently with over 30 goals in less than 20 appearances for the Allianz Arena dwellers.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng highlights brief info about the stars who last faced Bayern in Chelsea shirts (Super Cup final in 2013) after the heroic 2012 night as cited on Blues' website.

1. Fernando Torres

The Spaniard joined Chelsea for a club record move from Liverpool but failed to perform to his billing. However, he will be remembered for his goals against Barcelona and Benfica in 2012.

Torres left Chelsea for Italy before returning to his childhood club Atletico Madrid. He retired this year after short stint with Japanese side Sagan Tosu

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2. Eden Hazard

The Belgian is regarded as one of Chelsea's greatest players with his seven year-stint in Blues shirt marking him out as one of the formidable forwards in the world.

Hazard joined Chelsea after 2012 UCL victory from Lille and later moved on to become EPL best players two times. He also won Chelsea's Player of the Year award four times before switching side to Real Madrid in the summer.

3. Andre Schurrle

With just 18 months at Stamford Bridge, Schurrle gave flashes of brilliance but his prodigy was marred by inconsistency, forcing him to leave London in 2015.

He played for Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund, Fulham and Spartak Moscow after Chelsea exit.

4. Oscar and Ramires

The Brazilian stars were instrumental to Chelsea's Champions League exploit in 2012. And for Ramires, no Chelsea player showed more strength as he did.

Unfortunately he left Chelsea for China side Shanghai SIPG alongside Oscar. But while Oscar is still in China, Ramires is back to his homeclub Palmeiras.

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5. Frank Lampard

From Chelsea's leading scorer in history to manager at Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard does not need any introduction.

He was one of the stellar stars of his generation, and of course arguably the best to don Blues' jersey.

Lampard ended his career on high note with with a short stint at Man City and New York City and then began his managerial career at Derby.

6. Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole and David Luiz

The trio of Cahill, Cole and Luiz formed a formidable partnership with captain John Terry at the back-line and enjoyed stellar rise and success with the London side.

Although they have all departed Chelsea, the memories of their presence speaks volume of who they are at Stamford Bridge.

7. Petr Cech

Cech spent almost his career year with Chelsea, winning many trophies before departing to Arsenal where he spent two more seasons with Gunners.

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He retired as a professional football star after Arsenal lost out to Chelsea at Europa League final.

But as a true legend returned to Stamford bridge to take new role as club's technical director.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, has broken silence on Mauricio Pochettino's sacking with a huge hint that the Argentine may possibly return to Spurs in the future.

The Argentine was given a disgraceful marching order out of Tottenham Stadium in an astonishing circumstance that eased in the return of Jose Mourinho.

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