Chelsea tune up for Champions League clash with Bayern Munich - will Olivier Giroud lead the line? In pictures

Manager Frank Lampard has decisions to make before Stamford Bridge encounter with German giants

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard faces some big decisions ahead of Bayern Munich's visit to Stamford Bridge in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Having spent much of the season in exile, Olivier Giroud was back with a bang as he scored the opening goal against Tottenham on Saturday in his first Premier League start since November.

Now Lampard must decide if Giroud, whose lack of match action meant he could only last 70 minutes against Tottenham, is capable of repeating that display.

In the back of his mind, Lampard will know Tammy Abraham, who came off the bench to replace Giroud, might be running out of steam with only one goal in 2020 and has just two in his last 10 games.

Lampard must also be tempted to retain the five-man defence he used against Spurs.

And he has a further decision after appearing to unlock Ross Barkley's potential at last, giving him freedom to roam.

All that seemed a long way from Chelsea's final training session on Monday as they prepared for the visit of the German giants.

Updated: February 24, 2020 04:48 PM

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