Chelsea suffered at the hands of Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.
They were not the first London club to do so.
Tottenham were pumped 7-2 by the German giants during the Champions League group stages, and in west London it was not quite so bad, but bad enough for the Blues, losing 3-0 to their Bundesliga opponents to effectively kill off their hopes.
Frank Lampard’s side need to score three unanswered goals in the Allianz Arena in three weeks’ time just to take the last 16 encounter into extra-time.
As has often been the case in recent weeks, Chelsea could not make the most of the chances they created.
The Blues had nine shots, only three of which were on target.
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Lampard spoke about the problems in front of goal following the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United earlier this month, saying: “It’s very clear, we make a lot of chances, as much as anyone in the league, probably barring Liverpool, I know that, and we’re not finishing them.”
And Lampard was asked specifically about regretting not making a signing in the January transfer window, with Dries Mertnes’ name coming up.
“I don’t want to talk about regrets, the window is shut and we have what’s in front of us, I don’t want to talk about the window because it affects nothing now,” he said.
Mertens name was once again making headlines on Tuesday night.
While Chelsea were suffering at the hands of Bayern, Mertens was showing Chelsea and their fans exactly what they were missing out on, by creating Napoli history.
Chelsea made a move for Mertens late in the January transfer window, with Lampard keen to bolster his attacking options.
The Blues made contact with Napoli in regards to signing Mertens before the transfer window closed, hoping to close a deal for £8million before Napoli lost him for free in the summer,…