2019-20 UEFA Champions League – Chelsea vs Lille Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Chelsea vs Lille kick off? Tuesday 10th December, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Chelsea vs Lille being played? Stamford Bridge

What TV channel is Chelsea vs Lille on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Champions League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Chelsea vs Lille in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Chelsea vs Lille?

Chelsea – https://www.chelseafc.com/en/tickets---membership/buy-tickets?pageTab=GENERAL%20ADMISSION

Lille – https://www.billetterie.losc.fr/fr

What was the score in the last meeting between Chelsea & Lille? Lille 1-2 Chelsea

THE TEAM NEWS

CHELSEA

  • Chelsea know what they have to do to progress with a win over Lille enough to seal their progression to the knockout stages.
  • A draw may even be enough for Chelsea to qualify but that would also rely on Ajax beating Valencia and that would make for a nervy night.
  • Frank Lampard could change his back four with Fikayo Tomori and Emerson set to earn recalls after they were left out at the weekend.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho; Willian, Mount, Pulisic; Abraham

Unavailable: Van Ginkel (Injured), Loftus-Cheek (Injured), Rudiger (Injured)

Doubtful:

LILLE

  • Lille have only pride on the line with a fourth place confirmed for them after a difficult campaign has seen them pick up just one point.
  • The French side have managed just one win on the road in all competitions and have conceded seven in their two away games in the UCL.
  • There has been little indication that a weakened team will be deployed for this game with youngster Victor Osimhen set to lead the line.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Celik, Gabriel, Jose Fonte, Bradaric; Andre, Soumare; Renato Sanches, Ikone, Bamba; Osimhen

Unavailable: Weah (Injured)

Doubtful: Soumaoro (Injured), Reinildo (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Chelsea will feel their place in the last 16 should already be secure but they cannot dwell on that as they host Lille. A win at Stamford Bridge will ensure their place in the last 16 and with Lille without a win in any of their last seven UCL games, Chelsea should be comfortable victors.

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