Bayern Munich's defensive situation isn't as dire. Jerome Boateng escaped the match without picking up a yellow card, thus making himself the only starting centre-back on either team who is presently fit and available for selection for the Champions League final.
But, Holger Badstuber's suspension will not be an easy one for Bayern to cope with. Badstuber has been Bayern's best centre-back this season, and Bayern don't exactly have much depth in the center of defense anyway.
Daniel Van Buyten fractured his foot earlier this season and has yet to recover from the fracture. It isn't yet known if he'll recuperate in time for the Champions League final.
That leaves Bayern Munich's fourth-choice centre-back, Breno, the famous alleged arsonist, as the only other centre-back available for the semifinal. Breno has seen very little action with Bayern in his five years with the club, making only 21 league appearances for the club, including 11 as a substitute.
His last appearance for Bayern took place on April 17, 2011, more than a year ago. Is there any way that Jupp Heynckes is going to trust this guy to start a Champions League final? I don't think so.
Bayern also have Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, who can play as a centre-back, but he'll likely start as a defensive midfielder to cover for Luis Gustavo, who will also miss the Champions League final through suspension.
Didier Drogba, well removed from his prime, isn't nearly as sharp as Mario Gomez, so I don't expect him to wreak havoc on Bayern's defense the same way Gomez will if Chelsea's first-choice defenders are unavailable.
Nevertheless, I expect that Drogba will take advantage of Bayern missing their best centre-back and nab at least one goal for Chelsea.