The knockout phase of Champions League is in full swing and the defending champions of this competition are up next. If you want to learn more about the Chelsea vs Lille duel, check our preview and our free betting tips.
Our best predictions and betting tips for Chelsea vs Lille
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Chelsea to Win at Half Time and Full Time
The London team enters this game after claiming the title of world champions with an extra-time win over Palmeiras, so the team is certainly high on confidence.
Meanwhile, Lille is still struggling to find their best form and they remain 11th in the French league, far from defending their title or even fighting for spots in Europe for next season. With that in mind, we don't see this game going any other way than Chelsea's way, likely after the team leads at half time as well.
Romelu Lukaku to Score at Any Time
It's been a rough season for the returnee to the club since Romelu Lukaku only scored ten goals so far in all competitions and he also struggled with injuries as well.
However, with two goals in group stages of Champions League, he is only behind Timo Werner who scored three goals for Chelsea. So, we can see him getting into form starting with this game, so our next prediction is for Lukaku to score at any time.
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Chelsea vs Lille – Team form, latest news, and potential lineups
While the home team is the clear favourite in this game, we expect an exciting duel. So, let's take a closer look at both teams:
While Chelsea hasn't been convincing in their performances lately, they enter this game on a five-game winning streak, if we include extra-time wins over Plymouth and Palmeiras. The latter one brought Chelsea the first trophy of the season since they've won the FIFA Club World Cup, so the players are certainly not short on confidence.
When it comes to team news, Mason Mount is still struggling with an injury and he will likely sit this game out. Cesar Azpilicueta and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also questionable. On top of that, Ben Chilwell and Reece James are also out for this game.
Chelsea predicted lineup:
Mendy – Christensen, Silva, Rudiger – Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso – Ziyech, Havertz – Lukaku
It's been a rough season so far for Lille, the defending champions of France. The team is sitting in the middle of the standings in Ligue 1 and they are struggling to string a few good performances together. On the bright side, Lille at least got to the knockout stage of Champions League and they are hoping to make a splash against the defending champions of Europe.
Angel Gomes was injured in Lille's last game and he is likely out for the upcoming match. Other than that, the team is in good shape and they have no other injury concerns.
Lille predicted lineup:
Jardim – Celik, Fonte, Botman, Gudmundsson – Weah, Andre, Sanches, Bamba – David, Yilmaz
Frequently asked questions for Chelsea vs Lille
- When is the game scheduled for? The game is scheduled for 8 pm BST on Tuesday, February 22nd.
- Who is hosting the game? Chelsea is hosting the game at Stamford Bridge in London.
- Which team is the more likely winner? Chelsea is the more likely winner at 10/31 (1.32) odds.