Chelsea will have to remain "tactical switched on" if they are to avoid a Champions League loss against Bayern Munich, according to Rio Ferdinand.
The Germans have dominated the opening 45 at Stamford Bridge but so far the contest remains goalless
Ferdinand, who is in the BT Sport studio, pointed out before kick-off that individual errors had undermined Chelsea throughout the season.
But he also felt that those errors were potentially born from a lack of tactical nous with the Blues placing too much onus on their attack at times which has seen them neglect their defensive duties.
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The former Manchester United star said: "Frank is still trying to work out personalities, how they play under pressure, when they things are going down how they react as individuals and as a collective.
"Inconsistency has been the thing that has really harmed them this season. They haven't been able to put a run of games together.
"Frank will be searching for consistency, but also balance within the performance. Attacking with the right amount of numbers but also making sure they are defensively secure.
"They've dropped points in games where they've had most of the possession. They let games slip through errors individually, but also perhaps from a tactical perspective because people haven't been switched on enough."
Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman and Robert Lewandowski have all had efforts in west London that could've seen the Bavarians go ahead.
Bayern stormed through the group stages and are playing like a side full of confidence but their former player turned pundit Owen Hargreaves reckons there is hope for the Blues.
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He said: "They have been slightly inconsistent but I think in this game Frank's experience in a game can be relayed to the boys and that will give them confidence.
"Bayern are favourites but Chelsea can surprise them and it will need them to be aggressive, super aggressive, and physical."
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