Chelsea will face German champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League later this month.
According to former Bayern Munich and Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack, Bayern Munich are favourites to beat Chelsea.
Explaining why Bayern Munich are favourites, Ballack said, as quoted by The Sun: “Bayern are favourites, for many reasons. Experience speaks strongly in their favour.
“Chelsea’s transfer ban has compelled them to put their faith in young players.
“Their manager is new and inexperienced in his job, and that is a big advantage for Bayern.
“The performance levels of Bayern’s players are another plus for them. They are more stable than they were last autumn.
“Chelsea have a young team, which has the potential to explode. They have mostly young players, a bit like Borussia Dortmund.”