Chelsea’s equation to reach the Champions League knockout stage is refreshingly simple – win against Lille and they are through, which they are fully expected to do.
The Blues’ domestic form has become worrying with three Premier League defeats out of four, but at least they can put their continental commitments to bed until February after this match whether they stay alive in the Champions League or drop into the Europa League.
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Chelsea head into Tuesday night’s Champions League meeting with Lille knowing that victory is required in order to reach the knockout stages.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Palmieri; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Pulisic, Abraham
Lille: Maignan; Celik, Fonte, Gabriel, Bradaric; Xeka, Andre; Sanches, Ikone, Bamba; Osimhen
Chelsea vs Lille Match Info
Date: Tuesday December 10 2019
Kick-off time: 9.00pm EU
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Chelsea vs Lille Stats
- Chelsea have lost only one of their eight previous home matches against French clubs in European competitions
- Lille have won just one of their six previous away games against English teams in UEFA competitions, losing four
- Lille’s last two matches in England both resulted in 3-0 defeats