Ryan Bertrand stands tall after shock Chelsea Champions League final start

Ryan Bertrand didn't let anyone down with his surprise start in Chelsea's Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich.

Ryan Bertrand didn't let anyone down with his surprise start in Chelsea's Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich.

The 22-year-old left-back played in an advanced role ahead of Ashley Cole in a move designed to counter the threat of Arjen Robben and Philipp Lahm.

It vindicated Bertrand's decision to stay at Stamford Bridge this season to 'prove his worth' after loan spells at Bournemouth, Oldham, Norwich, Reading and Nottingham Forest in the seven years that followed his move from Gillingham.

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