All that you need to know ahead of tonight's Champions League final!

May 19, 2012, 10:55 IST | A Correspondent

Philip Lahm (captain) The 28-year-old ranks as one of the best deep defenders in the world despite his not-so-tall stature on the pitch.

He can play comfortably on either side of the pitch — left or right — and is an asset not only to any team given his tendency to move up with the forwards.

Arjen Robben
The 28-year-old Dutchman is one of the most intelligent readers of the game. The maverick midfielder’s is a fine dribbler.

He has the ability to not just score some fabulous goals on his own, but can also set up his teammates to do so. His pace and ball skills are top notch too.

Franck Ribery
The 29-year-old Frenchman is one of the world’s top forwards. He has the ability to create chances out of nothing.

His striking abilities have seen him win the Bundesliga best player award (2007-2008) and best French player award in 2007 and 2008.

Mario Gomez
The 26-year-old striker is nicknamed Super Mario for his sheer scoring ability.

His transfer to Bayern Munich was a Bundesliga record, at 35 million euros. He has scored 26 goals from 33 matches in the Bundesliga this season and 13 out of 13 times in the Champions League.

Bastian Schweinsteiger
The 27-year-old has done exceedingly well for bayern Munich as a defensive midfielder.

He makes his presence felt on the field thanks to his sturdy physique. He can also double up as an effective and attacking winger whenever the situation demands.

Team Statistics
>> Goals for... 25
>> Goals against... 10
>> Yellow cards... 28
>> Red cards... 1

Frank Lampard (captain)
The 33-year-old midfielder defies age with his incredible consistency in the midfield.

He has hardly missed a Premiership game for Chelsea. His ability to tackle hard and spread the ball round with some accurate passing make him Chelsea’s defensive mainstay.

Didier Drogba
The 34-year-old is one of the most deadly strikers in world football.

His ground skills clubbed with his aerial expertise make him one of the most desired strikers in the world. His temperamental and theatrical style of play though is a double-edged sword for Chelsea.

Ashley Cole
The 31-year-old is one of Chelsea’s most important and most effective midfielders. His timely tackles and goal-line clearances have saved Chelsea the blues many a time.

His short physical stature notwithstanding, he makes up for it with some pacy runs and strong tackles.

Fernando Torres
The 28-year-old striker has scored some crucial goals for Chelsea including one against Barcelona in the Champions league semi-finals that dumped them out of the tournament.

The Spaniard is known for his cool and calm attitude in front of goal.

Team Statistics
>> Goals for... 24
>> Goals against... 11
>> Yellow cards... 27
>> Red cards... 1 

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