22nd February 2022 – 21:00, Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea will host Lille in the Champions League eighth-finals on Tuesday evening. The home side looks forward to securing the first-leg advantage, while the visitors hope to get a positive result in London.
Chelsea Preview & Team News
Chelsea will be looking for another win after a 1:0 Premier League triumph versus Crystal Palace. The Blues finished second in the group stage, being two points behind Juventus. Chelsea hasn’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last six games. They have totted up the amount of nine during that time while also conceding a total of three. Timo Werner is back after the injury, and we will see if he will get more minutes in the next period. The German international hasn’t impressed this season, as he netted only once so far. Regarding the absences, Mason Mount (Ankle Injury), Reece James (Fitness), and Ben Chilwell (Ruptured cruciate ligament) are not available for Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
Lille Preview & Team News
In their previous fixture, Lille picked a point in a disappointing goalless draw against Metz. On the other hand, Les Dogues did very well on the group stage, topping the standings. Throughout their six most recent matches, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s Lille have had reason to celebrate scoring six times, therefore, giving them a goals per game average of 1. Jonathan David is the guy who exploded this season with 12 goals scored, and he is the top scorer in Ligue 1. However, he hasn’t been too consistent in 2022. Owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go, the Lille boss Jocelyn Gourvennec doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this match.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Although Chelsea hasn’t been too confident lately, the Blues are firm favorites in this tie. The defending champions want to continue the race for the trophy, and we expect them to secure a comfortable advantage before a trip to France.
Goals Market Prediction
Chelsea should be confident in the back, although Lille has a very talented offense. Nevertheless, we expect the hosts to control this game, and they should be able to keep the clean sheet.
Chelsea vs Lille
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