Champions League Final 2012, Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Lineups

With each side having to make some adjustments thanks to suspensions, the lineups for this game have been the subject of much speculation. Now, the waiting is over; the lineups have been announced and can be found below.

Chelsea Starting XI, Champions League Final 2012:

Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Jose Bosingwa; John-Obi Mikel, Ryan Bertrand, Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Salomon Kalou; Didier Drogba

Chelsea Bench: Ross Turnbull, Michael Essien, Paulo Ferreira, Oriol Romeu, Florent Malouda, Daniel Sturridge, Fernando Torres

Bayern Munich XI, Champions League Final 2012:

Manuel Neuer; Jerome Boateng, Philipp Lahm, Diego Contento, Anatoliy Tymoschuck; Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben; Mario Gomez

Bayern Munich Bench: Hans-Jorg Butt, Daniel van Buyten, Rafinha, Takashi Usami, Danijel Pranjic, Nils Petersen, Ivica Olic

Both sides will presumably line up in a 4-2-3-1 shape; the most interesting development is the inclusion of 22-year-old Ryan Bertrand in the Chelsea lineup. A fullback by trade, Bertrand will be asked to help reign in whichever of Bayern's dangerous wingers ends up on the left hand side. Did we mention it's also Bertrand's first ever Champions League appearance? Not exactly a soft landing.

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