Article published on 2012-05-17 by ChelseaStats in Statistical Previews.
Chelsea face Bayern Munich for the 3rd time in all competitions, The Blues have won 1 (50.00%), drawn 0 (0.00%) and lost 1 (50.00%) of the previous 2 matches. Chelsea have scored 6 goals against Bayern Munich, averaging 3.00 goals per game (gpg) and have conceded 5 times (2.50 gpg). The Blues have kept 0 (0.00%) clean sheets and have failed to score 0 (0.00%) times.
Compared to in the Champions League as a whole where Chelsea have won 60 (51.28%), drawn 34 (29.06%) and lost 23 (19.66%). Chelsea have scored 186 goals in the competition (1.59 gpg), The Blues have conceded 96 times (0.82 gpg). The Blues have kept 55 (47.01%) clean sheets and have failed to score in 24 (20.51%) attempts.
The UEFA have appointed Portuguese official Pedro Proença as the man in charge for Chelsea’s Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
English clubs are undefeated in 7 matches under this referee (5 wins, 2 draws), whilst Bayern Munich have lost both their previous matches with Proença at the whistle.
Antonio José da Silva Garrido is the only other Portuguese referee to have been in charge of a Champions League final. With him in charge in 1980, and on that day an English club (Nottingham Forest) were victorious over a German club (Hamburger SV).
Chelsea’s last trip to Germany was a 2-1 group stage defeat to Leverkusen.
Chelsea vs German Teams.
Chelsea have beaten a German side in a European final, however, when Zola’s goal was the difference as Chelsea won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1998
Chelsea’s last European final was a 1-1 Draw with Manchester United, with the blues missing out on a penalty shoot-out. Roberto Di Matteo has said his players have been practising penalties all season, but nobody will facing taking on the Germans from 18 yards.