Chelsea vs Lille is the upcoming Round of 16 matches as The Blues host Les Dogues at Stamford Bridge on 23rd February. Read the full match preview, lineups, and Dream11 team prediction.
The Blues continues to defend their title as they invite Lille to Stamford Bridge for their round of 16 clashes. Chelsea finished 2nd in group H and last year’s Ligue 1 winners barely managed to finish first in Group G.
Chelsea vs Lille: Round of 16 – UCL Match Details
Time– 1:30 AM
Venue– Stamford Bridge, London, England
Where to watch in India– Sony Network and Jio TV
Referee– Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
Assistant Referees– Iñigo (Spain) Ángel Nevado (Spain)
Team News: Chelsea vs Lille
The Blues are back into the UCL clash again, the reigning champions are going to defend it once again. Chelsea’s performance in the group stages was praiseworthy yet they finished second to Juventus. However, their most highlighted match was the 3-3 draw against Zenit in the final game of group H. Chelsea however is in top form after winning the Club World Cup and maintaining a 5 match winning streak across all competitions.
In the Premier League, Chelsea was deemed to be the favorite to win the league. However, they have slipped a bit in that mission. Looking at their recent performances Chelsea has struggled to take control of the game, but somehow managed to squeeze out the win. Their last match against Crystal Palace was a definite example where Ziyech’s last-minute goal secured all 3 points for Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel’s side now comes against last year’s Ligue 1 winner Lille, who will put up a good fight to secure their place as well.
Thankfully, no one is suspended for the upcoming clash.
Mason Mount is still struggling to recover from his ankle injury and is likely to stay out for quite some time. On the other hand, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Cesar Azpilicueta are the latest addition to the list of injuries for Chelsea.
Ben Chilwell and Reece James are still out with their respective issues.
Chelsea has all of their players available for selection
Chelsea FC recent form in all competitions:
0-1 win over Crystal Palace
2-1 win over Palmeiras
0-1 win over Al-Hilal Saudi
2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle
2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur
Lille was on the verge of getting knocked out early in the Group stages. However, they turned the table around and jumped all the way to the top of the group. After successive wins over Sevilla, Red Bull Salzburg and Wolfsburg stormed to the round of 16 as the group leaders. In Ligue 1, Lille is sitting at 11th with 36 points to their name. Lille In their recent 5 matches, Lille won 2 lost 2 and drew 1 match. In their last match, Lille was held to a 1-1 draw by the relegation team Metz.
Jocelyn Gourvennec now has a big task in hand as they go against the reigning champions, Chelsea.
No one is suspended for the upcoming fixture.
Angel Gomes will sit out this fixture following his calf issues.
Fortunately, Lille has all their players available for selection, apart from the injured ones.
Lille OSC recent form in all competitions:
0-0 draw against Metz
1-0 win over Montpellier
1-5 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain
2-0 defeat against Stade Brestois 29
3-1 win over Lorient
Chelsea vs Lille: Head-to-Head
Chelsea FC: 2
Lille OSC: 0
Chelsea vs Lille: Possible Line-ups:
Chelsea FC: Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Ziyech, Havertz; Werner
Lille OSC: Jardim; Celik, Fonte, Botman, Gudmundsson; Weah, Andre, Sanches, Bamba; David, Yilmaz