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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Lille Vrs Chelsea – Key Stats, Form Guide, Prediction & Odds

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Lille Vrs Chelsea – Key Stats, Form Guide, Prediction & Odds

Lille will host Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg at The Stade Pierre-Mauro on Wednesday 16 March.

Chelsea beat Lille 2-0 a home in the first leg to secured a firm grip of qualification

Form Guide
Lille

Won 3, draw 2 and loss one on their last six games in all competitions.
They have kept 5 clean sheets in the process

Chelsea FC
They have won 4 and loss one in five games in all competitions.
The Blues have kept 2 clean sheets in last 5 games.

Head to Head
Chelsea have won all three games played against Lille in the Competition.

Key stats

Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Lille in all competitions.

Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches in the Champions League.

Chelsea have won their last 3 matches against Lille in all competitions.

Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 9 matches Champions League

Possible line-ups
LOSC: Jardim; Zeki Çelik, Botman, Fonte, Tiago Djaló; Weah, André, Xeka, Bamba; Ben Arfa, David
Chelsea: Mendy; Chalobah, Silva, Rüdiger; Azpilicueta, Kanté, Kovačić, Alonso; Mount; Havertz, Lukaku

The hosts may go for a 4-2-3-1 setup once more, with Renato Sanches featuring on the right and Hatem Ben Arfa potentially starting behind Jonathan David.

Team News
Lille
Keeper Orestis Karnezis is Lille’s only major for concern but Leo Jardim will be Lille’s first choice between the sticks.
Chelsea
Reece James and Ben Chilwell would not be available for Chelsea’s trip.

Cesaz Azpilicueta and Callum Hudson-Odoi, are doubtful but the former is most likely to be in the squad.

Thiago Silva, Marcos Alonso and Christian Pulisic could all start at the expense of Trevoh Chalobah, Malang Sarr and Timo Werner, while Mateo Kovacic is also pushing for a spot in the side.

 

Managers Thoughts:

Jocelyn Gourvennec, LOSC coach: “We have several attacking options we can rely on, and the team must build on the strong defensive performances that we gave in the group stage.”

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager:  “LOSC will play an attacking 4-4-2, that is aggressive, fluid and direct. We have to be ready for that, but we are also confident in ourselves. It’s half-time right now, no match is decided by a 2-0 scoreline. The second half is tomorrow and we’ll have to produce another top performance.”

 

Scoreline prediction: Lille 0-1 Chelsea

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