Chelsea Vs Lille Matchday Preview for another exciting UEFA Champions League round of 16, MySportPlug reporting.
The Champions of Europe will continue their quest to reclaim the UEFA Champions League title which they won last season thanks to changes being done in managerial position after Frank Lampard was sacked due to a poor run of form which he qualified for the round of 16 with ease before facing the hammer from the board.
Chelsea Vs Lille Matchday, both teams confirmed they will be going up against each other during the draws that were made earlier for the knockout stages as Thomas Tuchel will be looking to make something good happen from this first leg which couldn’t confirm how things would be in the reversed fixture that will be played in France.
CHELSEA VS LILLE MATCHDAY PREVIEW AND TEAM NEWS
This encounter between won’t be an easy one for either side knowing how well they did coming out of the group stages which was exceptional good as the French side made it top while the English team couldn’t finish as number despite starting well but failed to overtake Juventus who topped them after all their matches played.
Chelsea Vs Lille Matchday Preview, last time both teams played against each other it was in the 2019 UEFA Champions League group stages which the Champions of the World won both legs by same 2-1 result as the Ligue One side stood no chance in both encounters which could have been more than that during that season.
Lille is coming into this match with a draw against Metz in the League which wasn’t a good day at home for them on that encounter that saw them struggling to create opportunities going forward as the visiting side did everything possible to keep them away from making anything happen as it ended 0-0 after 90 minutes.
Chelsea last game was against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Saturday which gave them so much headache as Hakim Ziyech first goal was ruled out by VAR only for him to score another late in the match giving them all three points and a narrow 0-1 away victory after 90 minutes of the clash.
CHELSEA VS LILLE MATCHDAY PREVIEW INJURY UPDATE
Ahead of Chelsea Vs Lille Matchday Preview, Thomas Tuchel gave an injury update concerning Mason Mount who is ruled out, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Callum Hudson Odoi who also might not be playing a part in the encounter after feeling pains when they tried to train, although the captain was confirmed to be doing better.
CESAR AZPILICUETA AND CALLUM HUDSON ODOI INJURY UPDATE:
“We try to get them fit for Tuesday. Azpi has some groin problems and felt a pain in the last action of Thursday’s training. “Callum tried in training on Friday but also felt some pain around the Achilles. It was a bit of inflammation and the pain was too strong.
MASON MOUNT AND REECE JAMES INJURY UPDATE:
“Azpi looks much better than Callum. Callum did not train yesterday. Mason did a very good training session [individual], but will try to come back to team training today. He could be involved in the squad. Reece is still out, Chilly still out.”
CHELSEA VS LILLE MATCHDAY PREVIEW LINEUP AND FORMATION
Thomas Tuchel will be having some issues in determining the right players to take on this encounter which could mean changes happening as it will be a debate to the kickoff as to if Romelu Lukaku will start or Timo Werner who has missed so many games seating on the beach for the Belgian who has failed to pick form lately.
Edouard Mendy (Goalkeeper); Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta (Defenders); NGolo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic (Midfielders); Christian Pulisic, Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner (Strikers).
We are not exactly sure of the starting lineup today as the manager will have to access the team before making a late decision as to who is expected to be on the list with the possible exclusion of Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku, and Thiago Silva, but aside from anything else that’s how Chelsea Vs Lille Matchday Preview will be going down later today.
CHELSEA VS LILLE MATCHDAY PREVIEW VENUE AND KICKOFF TIME
This encounter Chelsea Vs Lille Matchday Preview is going down at Stamford Bridge at 21:00 UK and 9 PM Nigeria time, you can also confirm from your location when the game will commence so you won’t miss the action going down later today between both teams in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.
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CHELSEA VS LILLE MATCHDAY PREVIEW BETTING TIPS
This encounter is expected to be a one-sided affair if the Blues decides to come into this one looking to get the job done ahead of the second leg clash in France with away goal rule already scrapped off by football body meaning teams either have to score more to win or go via extra time which could result in penalties.
Chelsea Vs Lille Matchday Preview Betting Tips, we are going with a direct win for the home side including an over 1.5 goals to be scored after 90 minutes of the encounter which is a possibility, or you can add to the goal to be scored as we expect at least 3 coming from either the home side or shared between them after the final whistle.
CORRECT RESULT BETTING TIPS
Chelsea 3-0 Lille
Chelsea 2-0 Lille
Chelsea 2-1 Lille
Chelsea 1-0 Lille
CHELSEA VS LILLE MATCHDAY PREVIEW THOMAS TUCHEL PRESS CONFERENCE
So much was said by Thomas Tuchel ahead of Chelsea Vs Lille Matchday Preview Press Conference which saw him addressing Romelu Lukaku struggle concerns also adding some injury updates on Callum Hudson Odoi including Reece James and Ben Chilwell who are responding very well to recovery.
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