Chelsea were beaten 4-1 by Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena as their Champions League campaign came to a disappointing end.
The Blues had a mountain to climb in Germany following their 3-0 round of 16 first leg defeat at Stamford Bridge.
And they have had to wait months to play the return leg due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Frank Lampard knew it was an almost impossible mission, especially as a number of star players were missing through injury and suspension.
Those available to play gave the Chelsea manager plenty of food for thought with his focus now truly turning to the transfer market.
Daily Star Sport looks at who would have impressed the Blues boss on Saturday night and who faces a long summer.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard praised Reece James’ performance against Bayern Munich, labelling him “incredible”
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Chelsea XI vs Bayern
Willy Caballero: Clattered Lewandowski for early Bayern penalty that killed Chelsea hopes. No more than a decent number two. 5
Reece James: Severe test for rising right-back against lightening Canadian winger Davies, which he passed with flying colours. 8
Andreas Christensen: Danish defender was nowhere to be seen when Bayern stepped up pace in first half but got better. Jury still out. 5
Kurt Zouma: Showed exactly why he is Lampard’s first-choice centre-half with two timely goal-saving interceptions. Dutchman to stay. 7
Willy Caballero conceded a penalty after just ten minutes which Robert Lewandowski converted
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Emerson: Recalled full-back played Lewandowski onside for penalty before making amends by crossing for Abraham’s goal. Rusty. 6
Ross Barkley: Rarely got into positions to hurt Bayern as he spent most of evening back-pedalling in defensive mode. 6
N’Golo Kante: Fit enough, maybe, but Chelsea skipper-on-night still way off his best despite busy trademark display….