Half-time: Bayern Munich 0 Chelsea 0

Chelsea were on the back foot for most of the first half of the Champions League final in Munich.

Bayern winger Arjen Robben, playing against his former club, was unlucky not to score when he burst into the box and saw his shot deflected up onto the bar by keeper Petr Cech.

The Blues were given another scare nine minutes before the interval, when Diego Contento’s left-wing cross was volleyed wide by Mario Gomez.

Keeper Manuel Neuer was then finally called into action at the other end, producing a save at his near post to keep out an effort from Salomon Kalou.

But Bayern continued to threaten – and Gomez missed two more chances to put them ahead, first failing to connect properly with Franck Ribery’s mis-hit shot and then blazing high and wide after smartly turning away from Gary Cahill.

Centre-backs Cahill and David Luiz were both been passed fit and there was also a starting place for Ryan Bertrand.

The return of Cahill and Luiz is a massive boost for the Blues, who are without suspended defenders John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic.

By yesterday it was increasingly clear that interim boss Roberto Di Matteo was planning to include Bertrand, who is making his European debut.

Primarily a left-back, Bertrand was deployed in a wide midfield role, giving his team added defensive cover against Bayern’s dangerous right-sided combination of Robben and Philipp Lahm.

Didier Drogba is leading the line for Chelsea up front, with Fernando Torres among the substitutes.

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Kalou, Mikel, Lampard, Bertrand, Mata, Drogba. Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Romeu, Torres, Malouda, Ferreira, Sturridge.

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Tymoschuk, Contento, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Robben, Muller, Ribery, Gomez. Subs: Butt, Van Buyten, Petersen, Olic, Rafinha, Usami, Pranjic.

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