Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea: Champions League Final Open Thread

MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03: Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Thomas Mueller and Philipp Lahm (L-R) of Bayern Muenchen celebrate Robben's second penalty goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SV Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena on December 3, 2011 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images)

It's here everyone. The day for the kings of Europe to be crowned. Obviously we're all rooting heavily for Bayern Munich. We've analyzed both squads ad nauseum and there's really not much left to say about who's missing from each team.

The one surprise comes from Chelsea manager Roberto Di Mateo. He starts youngster Ryan Bertrand in midfield to counter the attacking threat of Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben. Bayern start Anatoliy Tymoschuk in the center of defense alongside Jerome Boateng. Daniel Van Buyten makes the bench, but is not healthy enough to start.

Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Tymoschuk, Cotento; Schweinsteiger, Kroos; Ribery, Muller, Robben; Gomez

Chelsea (4-3-3): Cech; Cole, Luiz, Cahill, Bosingwa; Lampard, Mikel, Bertrand; Kalou, Drogba, Mata

Kickoff: 2:45 PM ET

TV: FOX

There's a lot riding on this game for us Spurs fans, but let's try to remain relatively calm in this thread guys. I don't want to have to bring down the banhammer on anyone.

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