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The European showpiece could ultimately be decided from 12 yards, in which case Bayern Munich's keeper will need to be alert to the threats posed by Chelsea's likely spot-kickers

ANALYSIS
By Stephen Darwin & Chris Myson

While both sides at the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening will hope to seal a Champions League triumph within the allotted 90 minutes, or failing that in extra-time, the possibility of a dramatic penalty shoot-out looms large for Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Spot-kicks may not be unfamiliar territory for the Blues, but memories of their 2008 slip-up against Manchester United will no doubt still haunt those players who tasted failure in Moscow four years ago.

Although the likes of Frank Lampard ooze confidence from 12-yards, not all of Roberto Di Matteo’s heavyweights have delivered knock-out blows from the penalty spot, with Didier Drogba in particular struggling in recent times.

However, the same can be said about some of Bayern's key figures, even though they ousted Real Madrid from the spot in their semi-final, with the Bundesliga giants earning a 3-1 victory on penalties to seal their place in the final.

Ahead of the clash in Munich, Goal.com looks at the preparation Manuel Neuer will be undergoing ahead of the match by analysing Chelsea's potential five penalty takers, and exactly how they have shaped up from 12 yards in their recent attempts.

CHELSEA'S FIVE POTENTIAL PENALTY TAKERS
DROGBA
MATA LUIZ KALOU
LAMPARD

DIDIER DROGBA
PENALTY FACTFILE
SCORED FOR IVORY COAST VS ZAMBIA (February 12, 2012)
PLACEMENT High, down the middle
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Kennedy Mweene
MISSED FOR IVORY COAST VS  ZAMBIA (February 12, 2012)
PLACEMENT High, down the middle
OUTCOME
MISS
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Kennedy Mweene
MISSED FOR IVORY COAST VS EQUATORIAL GUINEA (February 4, 2012)
PLACEMENT Low, left corner
OUTCOME
SAVED
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Emanuel-Danilo Clementino
SCORED FOR CHELSEA VS ASTON VILLA (December 31, 2011)
PLACEMENT Low, down the middle
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Brad Guzan
MISSED FOR CHELSEA VS TOTTENHAM (December 13, 2010)
PLACEMENT Low, right corner
OUTCOME
SAVED
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Heurelho Gomes
LIKELIHOOD OF CONVERTING VS BAYERN:

It's been a bit of a mixed bag to summarise Didier Drogba's recent success rate when it comes to penalties. The Ivorian has scored just two of his last five spot-kicks, with two misses coming in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Drogba is coolness personified when it comes to stepping up to the mark and, while he is by no means the perfect penalty taker, he will undoubtedly be one to put himself forward should the match go to a shoot-out and won't be distracted by the intimidating atmosphere.

While it is practically impossible to second-guess where the Chelsea striker may place his penalty if required at the Allianz Arena, Manuel Neuer may just be best served to hold his position in the centre of the goal, with three of Drogba's last five penalties having been struck down the middle.

JUAN MATA
PENALTY FACTFILE
MISSED FOR CHELSEA VS BIRMINGHAM (February 18, 2012)
PLACEMENT Low, left corner
OUTCOME  
SAVED
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Colin Doyle
SCORED FOR CHELSEA VS  QPR (January 28, 2012)
PLACEMENT Low, right corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Paddy Kenny
SCORED FOR SPAIN U-21s VS UKRAINE U-21s (June 19, 2011)
PLACEMENT Low, right corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Anton Kanibolotskiy
SCORED FOR VALENCIA VS MALAGA (January 22, 2011)
PLACEMENT Low, right corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Sergio Asenjo
MISSED FOR VALENCIA VS LEVANTE (January 9, 2011)
PLACEMENT High
OUTCOME
MISS
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Manolo Reina
LIKELIHOOD OF CONVERTING VS BAYERN:
 

He may have seen his last penalty saved by Birmingham City's Colin Doyle, but Juan Mata is no stranger to the penalty spot and will probably be one of the five allotted takers that Di Matteo will hope to rely on.

The Spanish World Cup winner has favoured the right side of the goal for three of his last five penalties, with both misses coming when he opted to change tack - firstly blazing over via the crossbar against Levante in 2011 before Doyle's heroics earlier this year.

With his own heroics in the semi-final win over Real Madrid, Neuer proved he is a tough nut to crack when it comes to a penalty shoot-out, having saved from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka; but should penalties be needed, Mata will undoubtedly be confident he is up to the task.

DAVID LUIZ
PENALTY FACTFILE
MISSED FOR CHELSEA VS GENK (November 1, 2011)
PLACEMENT Low, left corner
OUTCOME  
SAVED
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Laszlo Koteles
SCORED FOR CHELSEA VS  FULHAM (September 21, 2011)
PLACEMENT Low, left corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Mark Schwarzer
MISSED FOR BENFICA VS RIO AVE (January 26, 2011)
PLACEMENT High, down the middle
OUTCOME  
MISS
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Mario Felgueiras
SCORED FOR BENFICA VS LEIXOES (December 13, 2008)
PLACEMENT Low, left corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Beto
LIKELIHOOD OF CONVERTING VS BAYERN:

Luiz is certainly an erratic player and despite his obvious talent, he is probably not someone you would want to rely on in a gripping situation like a Champions League final penalty shoot-out.

He has scored one and missed the other in his two penalties for Chelsea and had a similarly mixed record at Benfica. Bayern will think they are in with a chance if he steps up after 120 minutes.

FRANK LAMPARD
PENALTY FACTFILE
SCORED VS FULHAM (April 9, 2012)
PLACEMENT Low, left corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Mark Schwarzer
SCORED VS  BENFICA (April 4, 2012)
PLACEMENT Low, left corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Artur Moraes
SCORED VS NAPOLI (March 14, 2012)
PLACEMENT High, left corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Morgan De Sanctis
SCORED VS MANCHESTER CITY (December 12, 2012)
PLACEMENT Low, down the middle
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Joe Hart
MISSED VS NEWCASTLE (December 3, 2011)
PLACEMENT Low, right corner
OUTCOME  
SAVED
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Tim Krul
LIKELIHOOD OF CONVERTING VS BAYERN:

Frank Lampard is Chelsea's Mr Reliable from 12 yards. He has missed high-profile spot-kicks for both club and country in the past, but his record is generally very solid, and if Blues fans could pick one man to step up when they need a successful conversion most, it would probably be Lamps.

John Terry is still haunted by his miss in Moscow while wearing the captain's armband, and the experienced midfielder will be eager to avoid the same fate.

SALOMON KALOU
PENALTY FACTFILE
SCORED VS FULHAM (September 21, 2011)
PLACEMENT High, right corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Mark Schwarzer
SCORED VS MANCHESTER UNITED (August 9, 2009)
PLACEMENT High, right corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Ben Foster
SCORED VS MANCHESTER UNITED (May 21, 2008)
PLACEMENT High, right corner
OUTCOME  
GOAL!
OPPOSITION GOALKEEPER Edwin van der Sar
LIKELIHOOD OF CONVERTING VS BAYERN:

Since Roberto Di Matteo brought him back into the first-team picture, Chelsea have a great record when they have had Salomon Kalou on the pitch.

Their fans will be pleased to learn he also has a good recent record from the penalty spot, on the few occasions he has taken penalties in England - all in penalty shoot-outs. That means he is a certain candidate to step up if he is still on the pitch after full-time and the game is level.

He tends to hit most of his penalties high into the top corner, giving goalkeepers little to no chance if he executes his attempts correctly.

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