Bayern Munich vs Chelsea will be played behind closed doors at the Allianz Arena in Germany next Wednesday.
And Blues fans feel it could work in their favour as Frank Lampard’s side look to pull off one of the greatest ever Champions League comebacks.
Chelsea have a 3-0 deficit to overturn from their Stamford Bridge mauling in the round of 16 first leg.
But a place in the quarter-finals is not out of the realms of possibility in the eyes of many supporters following today’s confirmation.
Fears surrounding the spread of the coronavirus have seen the decision taken to play the second without supporters inside the stadium.
Fans will not be inside the Allianz Arena when Chelsea play Bayern Munich next Wednesday
No Bayern or Chelsea fans will subsequently watch on at the Allianz Arena in eight days’ time, which should make the task less intimidating for the west Londoners.
Chelsea face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday (5.30pm) in the meantime, and fans are in buoyant mood ahead of their return to European action next week, despite the disappointment for travelling supporters.
One Blues fan posted on Twitter: “I’m gonna take it. No pressure from Bayern fans, maybe there can be a breakthrough for us with current form”.
Bayern Munich won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last month
Another optimistic supporter put: “Music to my ears, we definitely advancing to the next stage.”
One Chelsea fan was full of belief as he posted: “We are beating them!!!!”
“Comeback incoming,” another added following the confirmation Chelsea would face Bayern behind closed doors in Germany.
One joked: “Lol nobody will see this comeback of a lifetime”.
Frank Lampard’s side have little hope left going into the second leg, even if fans are not in attendance
And a final Chelsea fan said: “Bayern without home support and their star…