Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists his injury-depleted side will learn from their 4-1 mauling at Bayern Munich to bow out of the Champions League 7-1 on aggregate in the last 16.
Having lost 3-0 to Bayern at Stamford Bridge in the first leg in February, an injury-depleted Chelsea were brushed aside on Saturday as Robert Lewandowski, the Champions League’s top-scorer with 13 goals in seven games, netted twice and created two more.
“It’s a good exercise for us to go up against Bayern and their Champions League experience, with a lot of our players having debut seasons. I can see where I want us to go and I know we’ll be back.
“When you match our Champions League appearances to theirs, I saw lots of good things in the team and also some of the bad we have seen this season.
“It was a hard start for us with conceding two early goals and the result didn’t quite reflect the game, but respect to Bayern, they deserved the win,” Lampard said.
The 42-year-old, who captained Chelsea to their win over Bayern in the 2012 Champions League final in Munich, said the Germans deserve to be considered among the favourites for the title.