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Chelsea are set to face Bayern Munich later this month in the first-leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash and ahead of the match, Hansi Flick’s side were able to welcome back two key players from injury.
In Sunday’s goalless draw with RB Leipzig Lucas Hernandez made his long awaited return to action as a replacement for Jerome Boateng just after the hour mark, which was was his first appearance in 110 days as he last featured in the 3-2 victory away to Olympiacos on October 22.
And then just five minutes before the end Leon Goretzka made way Kingsley Coman, who suffered a quite nasty knee injury against Tottenham in Bayern’s final Champions League group game a couple of month ago and was able to get a few minutes under his belt.
However, Ivan Perisic will miss the game at Stamford Bridge on February 25 due to an ankle injury sustained in training.
A statement from the club’s official website read:
“FC Bayern will be without Ivan Perišić for the time being. The 31-year-old Croatia international sustained a fracture to his outer ankle during training on Tuesday.
“The ankle has to be screwed together. It will take around four weeks for the injury to heal, then he’ll begin recovery training,” confirmed Bayern coach Hansi Flick during the press conference before the DFB Cup last-16 match against Hoffenheim.
“It’s not easy for us at this moment in time because Ivan has been in very good form, and his dynamism and experience have helped us a lot.”