Chelsea will be playing hosts to Lille at Stamford Bridge tonight (Tuesday) in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg tie.
Thomas Tuchel’s men progressed to the Champions League Round of 16 by finishing as Group H runners-up behind Juventus.
But the Blues have been stuttering since their group stage campaign ended in December, losing ground in the Premier League title race.
Chelsea have won their last five games in all competitions, winning the Club World Cup in the process.
On the other hand, Lille reached the Round of 16 by winning Group G ahead of Red Bull Salzburg.
But Les Dogues’ form has been even patchier than Chelsea’s, as they have failed to string together a run of results outside the Champions League throughout the season.
Chelsea and Lille last locked horns in the UEFA Champions League group stage in the 2019/20 season, with the Blues winning both the contests 2-1.
Chelsea Vs Lille Lineups
Chelsea XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy, A. Christensen, T. Silva, A. Rüdiger, C. Azpilicueta, N. Kanté, M. Kovačić, M. Alonso, H. Ziyech, K. Havertz, C. Pulisic
Lille XI (4-4-2): Bamba, J. David, R. Sanches, B. André, Xeka, A. Onana, T. Djaló, S. Botman, J. Fonte, M. Z. Çeli, Leonardo
Kick off is at 21:00 (GMT +1).
This article was updated 7 months ago