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Predicted Bayern Munich lineup vs Chelsea (from Bild newspaper) & Thomas Muller to equal Lahm record

Here is a look at the predicted FC Bayern lineup to take on Chelsea in the Champions League tonight, courtesy well known German newspaper Bild. With two German teams bowing out of the Europa League, Bayern will be keen to ensure there is more than one Bundesliga representative in the last eight of the Champions League- they will join Leipzig in the QF’s here if they see off Chelsea.

Thomas Muller could equal Philipp Lahm’s record for most Champions League appearances by a German player if he features against the Blues.
Predicted Lineup Bayern Chelsea

Muller record UCL appearances

Wolfsburg & Eintracht Frankfurt out of Europa League, Leverkusen only Bundesliga side left in competition

The Bundesliga was reduced to a single representative in the Europa League in the form of Bayer Leverkusen after Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt both bowed out of the competition at the Round of 16 stage.

Frankfurt were always up against it having lost the first leg 3:0 to Swiss side Basel, and were beaten 1:0 as they were soundly beaten 4:0 on aggregate.

Wolfsburg had slender hopes having lost the first leg 1:2 at home, and the reverse tie in Ukraine was goalless till virtually the last minute before Shakhtar unleashed a triple whammy, winning 3:0 and progressing 5:1 on aggregate.

Leverkusen had one foot in the quarters with a 3:1 first leg victory over Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, and confirmed their spot with a 1:0 triumph in the second leg. However Bayer’s reward for this is a tough tie against Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan.

UEL Quarterfinals 2020

Fulham or Brentford? Who will join Leeds and Albion in the Premier League next season?

One of Fulham and Brentford will join Leeds and West Brom in the Premier League next season when the West London neighbours do battle in the Championship playoff final later this evening.

Both sides beat Welsh opposition in the semi-final to set up this clash. Brentford lost the first leg of their tie 1-0 to Swansea, but overwhelmed their opponents with a vastly improved attacking display at Griffin Park to win 3-1 and take the tie 3-2 on aggregate. Continue reading Fulham or Brentford? Who will join Leeds and Albion in the Premier League next season?

Spurs v United- Kane available to face the Red Devils

Manchester United’s first league game in nearly 100 days sees the Red Devils travel to London to take on former boss Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side on Friday night. This will be United’s first ever PL clash at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium- the 58th different venue they’ve visited on the road in the top flight.

Given the three month plus gap, this fixture feels like the first of a new season, rather than one in the final third of the current season. The break has aided both sets of players- in particular Spurs, who have a stronger side to choose from than they would’ve originally had this fixture been played in March.

Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Moussa Sissoko are all expected to start for the Lilywhites, with Mourinho expected to take a late call on the availability of Argentine star Giovani Lo Celso.

United have only two first team players- Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe, unavailable, which gives manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plenty of options to choose from as he seeks to extend their 11 game winning streak across all competitions.

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