Chelsea vs Bayern Munich live stream: How to watch Champions League fixture online and on TV

Chelsea host Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last 16 tie in what is a rematch of the 2012 Champions League final.

The Blues of course stunned the Bavarians in their city, their stadium to claim “their” cup that night and win the competition for the first time. The dramatic final at the Allianz Arena hit Bayern hard, though they would rebound strongly a year later to defeat domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

There is a sense of revenge required for Bayern here, who have endured a turbulent season with Niko Kovac fired in November and Hans-Dieter Flick installed as interim boss initially before being handed the job until the end of the season.

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Embroiled in a tense title race in the Bundesliga, with Leipzig just a point behind in second and Borussia Dortmund three more behind in third, Bayern are unable to fully concentrate on the Champions League this season. While the Blues have just about managed to hold on to fourth despite Tottenham and Manchester United closing in.

Here’s how you can watch the game live both on television and on the move with a live stream.

What time is Chelsea v Bayern Munich?

The match kicks off at 8pm GMT at Stamford Bridge, London.

How can I watch on TV?

The game will be shown on TV in the UK, and can be watched on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate – coverage starts at 7pm.

Can I stream it online?

Yes, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Team news

N’Golo Kante will miss out for Chelsea as Frank Lampard reported that the midfielder is a few weeks away from returning to the starting eleven after a thigh injury. Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also out, while Pedro, who missed the Tottenham game with a minor injury, is back in the squad, as is Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who was an unused substitute on Saturday.

Javi Martinez (thigh), Ivan Perisic (ankle) and Nicklas Süle (torn ACL) are all out injured for the Germans.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Willian; Giroud. (3-4-2-1).

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Thiago; Gnabry, Muller Coman; Lewandowski. (4-2-3-1).


Chelsea 1-2 Bayern Munich. Although Chelsea come in to the game on a high after their 2-1 win against Tottenham, they are suspect defensively and unlike Spurs, Bayern’s attack will punish them. Bayern themselves are coming into the game on sublime form and after their convincing display in London against Spurs already this season, it is hard to see another outcome.   

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