Former Chelsea director of football Frank Arnesen believes Roberto Di Matteo's side has every chance of beating Bayern Munich in Saturday’s Champions League final.
The Blues take on Bayern in the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening as they bid to lift the European trophy for the first time in their history. And Arnesen, now at Hamburg, believes the west London side can upset the odds against their German rivals, but it will not be easy.
"Beating Bayern Munich is difficult, but Chelsea does have a chance," Arnesen told Hamburg’s official website. “I am very happy, Chelsea reached the final and I will be there to support them."
Speaking about Bayern's strengths, he added: "Manuel Neuer is a top keeper and in the offense, Bayern has lots of quality. I guess, I do not have to introduce Arjen Robben to anybody at Chelsea.
Bayern were thrashed 5-2 by Borussia Dortmund in last week’s German cup final, and Arnesen believes it could affect the German side.
"That is never good for your self-confidence," he added.
"Badstuber, Luiz Gustavo and Alaba are suspended. Van Buyten hasn't played in a long time. Tymoshchuk and Contento could make it into the squad and that is Chelsea’s chance.
"Bayern's backline won't be running smooth. Chelsea has to replace four players as well. But I hope, they can cope better with it than Bayern."
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