Chelsea vs Bayern Munich CONFIRMED team news: Frank Lampard makes decision on Tammy Abraham vs Olivier Giroud

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has named the same starting XI which beat Tottenham for the Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich.

That means the two goalscorers from that 2-1 victory – Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso – retain their places in the team as the German champions visit Stamford Bridge.

Giroud and Alonso were the heroes for Chelsea on Saturday

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Giroud and Alonso were the heroes for Chelsea on Saturday

Tammy Abraham remains on the bench, despite returning to fitness, while Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willian also continue to be omitted from the starting XI.

The Blues will likely line-up with a back five, as Lampard expects to absorb plenty of pressure from the visitors.

“We’ve got players with Champions League experience in this group, as well as younger players in the early stages of their careers, particularly in the Champions League,” Lampard said.

“They have to understand why I keep talking about the levels going up, and what the mindset levels are.

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“A big part of my job is to explain to the players that over two legs we need to be at our maximum.

“Going into the game we must make sure every box is ticked in both games. We can’t get caught up in game moments.

“After the game, we will probably suffer. Bayern Munich are an incredible side with the ball.

“They’ve got some really talented players who keep the ball and use the ball well. If we have to suffer, we have to suffer. That’s our job over the next two games.”

Lampard knows Chelsea are the underdogs against Bayern

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Lampard knows Chelsea are the underdogs against Bayern

Confirmed XIs

Chelsea: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Barkley, Giroud.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Abraham, Willian, Pedro, Zouma, Emerson Palmieri, Gilmour.

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Kimmich, Thiago, Gnabry, Muller, Coman, Lewandowski.

Subs: Odriozola, Coutinho, Goretzka, Lucas, Tolisso, Ulreich, Zirkzee.