The blues are up for history, again!
Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League last year by beating Manchester City 1 goal to nil. In almost a decade of absence, Chelsea became the European Champions.
Most recently, in early February 2022, Chelsea showed up for the FIFA Club World Cup. Guess what? – Chelsea is the best football club in the world.
Tonight, Lille will be facing a very competitive side -The best in the world of soccer. However, this will be a tough game. Lille is ‘a very determined side. Jocelyn Gourvennec’s squad is known for surprise victories.
On the other hand, Tuchel is extremely tactical. With his coaching experience from Ligue 1, while at PSG, he must be well aware that Lille is a strong side. In fact, any that made it to the last 16 is capable of getting to the finals.
The likes of Barcelona, Dortmund and Porto are now playing in Europa League. This means the best remains – Chelsea & Lille are among them.
Chelsea got the home advantage – Stamford Bridge will be blue.
Chelsea are on a winning streak
In the recent matches, Chelsea has performed poorly in terms of goals.
Lille is a fighting side.
The two teams are likely to defy the expectation that they cannot survive to the finals
Chelsea vs. Lille form and trend
Lille was held to a goalless draw by Metz. In 6 games, Ligue 1 only, Lille have 2 wins, 2 draws and lost 2 times. The other draw was against Marseille, where the game ended 1-1.
The most goals scored by Lille over the last 6 games were 3 goals when they played and beat Lorient 3-1. The Ligue 1 side have conceded 5 goals in one game -against PSG- The most conceded by Lille in one game this season.
As for Chelsea, they have won 5 straight games and drew one against Brighton on 18th January 2022. In all those games, Chelsea won by scoring 1 or 2 goals.
Now, in 8 games, it’s evident that Chelsea has not scored more than 2 goals. What’s happening to Chelsea strikers?
Will Chelsea win today?
Regardless of form and goal-scoring trend, this is the perfect time for Chelsea to shine. Tuchel and the squad at Stamford bridge are aware that it will not be easy in 2nd Ligue when Lille will host them.
The team is still confident of getting past this stage.
Lille appears to be tracing their best place in Ligue 1 – Currently, they are 11th in the Ligue 1 table.
Chelsea will score first and go ahead to win. If Lille manages to equalize at any point, Chelsea will score again and again. Today, the night is Chelsea’s!
Verdict 1: Chelsea Win!
Well, we also recommend to punters that: Always think in terms of goals. Thus, today it will be a come-back for Lukaku and Havert. These are 2 goals already.
Verdict 2: Over 1.5, Full Time.
Chelsea predicted lineup
- Christensen, Silva, Rudiger
- Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso
- Ziyech, Havertz
Lille predicted lineup
- Jardim –
- Celik, Fonte, Botman, Gudmundsson
- Weah, Andre, Sanches, Bamba
- David, Yilmaz