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Mount insists Chelsea Champions League run not over: Anything can happen

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount insists their Champions League run isn't over.

The Blues' Champions League hopes for this season are hanging by a thread after they were beaten by Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.

The German champions won 3-0 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge to take a commanding lead ahead of their last-16 tie on March 18.

Chelsea, however, have good memories of the Allianz stadium after beating the Bundesliga giants there to win the Champions League in 2012 and Mount says that must act as motivation.

“We have to be positive, anything can happen," said the midfielder. “We saw in the [2012] final between Chelsea and Bayern that anything can happen in football.

“It is 3-0, but you never know, and we need to go there with our heads held high and try to perform to the best of our ability.

“We have shown we can come back in the past and we need to gather ourselves together and we have it in the changing room to bring out the personalities and bounce back in the next game."

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