MUNICH (Sporting Alert) — Chelsea will be without four players, who were suspended for tonight’s Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
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Manager Roberto Di Matteo is without captain and main defender John Terry, while Ramires, Raul Meireles and Branislav Ivanovic are also out of the game.
Di Matteo left Florent Malouda and Michael Essien out, while Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge are also on the bench.
Gary Cahill and David Luiz both start for Chelsea.
Bayern Munich are without Holger Badstuber, David Alaba and Luiz Gustavo.
Mario Gomez will again lead the attack for Bayern Munich, which start the competition as strong favourites to take the title and salvage some kind of pride for being dominated in the domestic campaign.
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Tymoschuk, Contento, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Robben, Muller, Ribery, Gomez
Subs: Butt, Van Buyten, Petersen, Olic, Rafinha, Usami, Pranjic
Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Kalou, Mikel, Lampard, Bertrand, Mata, Drogba
Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Romeu, Torres, Malouda, Ferreira, Sturridge
Referee: Pedro Proenca (Portugal)