Chelsea star admits he would like to avoid Bayern Munich ... until the final

Andre Schurrle, Germany National Football Team

Andre Schurrle has been speaking to German media about Chelsea's chances in the Champions League.

Of the three remaining English teams left in Europe it is Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea that offer us the best chance of continental silverware this season.

Tim Sherwood’s grip on Tottenham looks no more secure than Andre Villas-Boas’ did toward the end of his tenure after Benfica rolled them over 3-1 in London last night, Manchester United take Olympiakos back to Old Trafford 2-0 down from the first-leg and Manchester City and Arsenal were outclassed by Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively.

All in all, it has not been a great continental season for the Premier League teams once again,

But there is hope with Chelsea.

They drew 1-1 in Istanbul against Galatasaray - not a result to be shirked at considering the atmosphere at the Turk Telekom Arena and genuine quality Cimbom possess.

They face Gala on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge - hoping to pick up the result necessary to take them through to the final eight of the competition.

And one Chelsea player has his eyes firmly beyond Tuesday night’s game.

German international Andre Schurrle has been in good form recently - a hat-trick against Fulham the highlight of his season so far.

And the £18 million signing from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer has been speaking to the media in his homeland about a hypothetical advancement in the competition.

And one team came up.

Bayern Munich are the undisputed favourites to regain their crown as Europe’s best this season - and with good reason.

Bild first asked Schurrle about his team’s overall Champions League chances:

"We have the team to do it. And then we have to see how it goes. We can compete against any team - especially over two games. Because we have the quality and can defend well.

Before asking him if he would be confident against Bayern - to which he gave, a mixed response:

“We have almost won against Bayern in the Super Cup... But clearly, Bayern play sensational football. I see the games in England. Therefore, it would of course not be bad that if first Bayern got knocked out, when we progress because … at the moment they are already the measure of all things. This must be acknowledged. And say that it's true, they are really good. [Meeting them in the final] That would be nice. I would not mind."

Schurrle refers to that UEFA Super Cup tie from the summer - where a Romelu Lukaku penalty saw ten man Chelsea lose - despite being just moments away from winning in extra time, before Javi Martinez scored a 120th minute equaliser.

With that in mind he expresses hope of defeating Bayern in a one off game - so he hopes for a final meeting with the Bavarian side in Lisbon.

Over two-legs? It seems the German international would rather avoid his comrades.

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