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Chelsea couldn’t have gotten a tougher draw in the Champions League round of 16 as the Blues have been pitted against German champions Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich are one of the favourites to win this competition and they qualified from their group with ease, winning all their games and beating last season’s finalist Tottenham 7-2 in the process.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has reacted calmly to this draw by insisting that his side knew beforehand that they would get a tough draw at this stage of the competition, and also pointed to Chelsea’s history against the German giants.
Lampard said: “It’s a tough draw, but a good draw. We knew that when we get through the group stages, you’re generally in with some big teams and we have certainly drawn one.
“We have history with them, of course, but these will be games in themselves that will be very testing. We will be ready for the challenge.”
Chelsea fans have fond memories of beating Bayern Munich as the Blues got one over them in 2005 as well as the famous final in Munich back in 2012.