Ribery wary of Chelsea tactics

Bayern Munich's Frank Ribery believes Champions League final opposition Chelsea will provide a strong challenge.

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Although Chelsea will be missing several of their key players including captain John Terry due to suspension, Ribery does not consider them to be an easy Champions League final opposition. Speaking to Kicker, the Frenchman believes the Blues are tactically very sound, and could prove challenging to break down.

"When it comes to the game, Barcelona are stronger, but if you look at organisation, tactics, and set pieces, then Chelsea are better," Ribery said.

Complementing Chelsea on their adaptability and organisation, Ribery expects Roberto Di Matteo's squad to put on a similar performance to the one at the Camp Nou, especially since the final is held at Bayern's home ground, the Allianz Arena.

"In the semi-final, Chelsea played like they had to against a team like Barcelona, and in Munich they will take a defensive approach, with a well-organised and compact team. It will be very hard for us." he stated.

Bayern Munich and Chelsea will take on each other in the Champions League final this Saturday.

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