The Chelsea team from 2012 champions league final

Chelsea was well beaten by Bayern Munich in the round of 16 UEFA champions league tie first league at Stamford Bridge. The blues did put in a strong performance in the first half to keep their illustrious German opponent at Bay, albeit the Bavarians were unlucky on some occasions. The second half was another story entirely, as Serge Gnabry produced another masterpiece performance in London. He had scored four goals against another London team, Tottenham in the group stage, in 7-2 mauling. He was instrumental again last night as he scored another 2, and the reliable Robert Lewandowski scored the third, adding gloss to an already impressive score line. Lewandowski’s goal was his 39th in 33 appearances this season.

The last time the two teams met, the German didn’t have it their way, as the Blues were crown champions of Europe. Despite being overwhelming underdogs, Chelsea somehow came out on top after winning the penalty shootout in 2012, so Bayern were out looking for revenge.

After the gulf in difference was shown last night, here’s a look at what every player who featured for the Blues back then is up to these days.

Petr Cech

Petr Cech retired and he has since returned to as a technical director for Chelsea.

Jose Bosingwa

The final happened to be the last time the Portuguese international will feature for the Blues. Bosingwa has since been Working as a UEFA ambassador.

Garry Cahill

Gary Cahill is still active in the Epl with Crystal palace.

David Luiz

The Brazilian left Chelsea to join Arsenal last summer.

Ashley Cole

He is retired and now works as a coach at Chelsea.

John Obi Mikel

The former Nigerian international is still active, and he played for Trabszonpor in Turkey.

Frank Lampard

He in charge of Chelsea


Mata moved to Manchester United


The hero of the night, he retired in 2018.