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Chelsea vs Lille: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

8:30 PM IST 22/02/22
N'GOLO KANTE CHELSEA
The Blues are out to defend their Champions League title and can keep their hopes alive with a win against Lille
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Chelsea's bid to retain their Champions League crown continues on Tuesday when they host Lille in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

The Blues are on a five-game winning streak heading into the clash with the French champions, having recently been crowned world champions.

Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.

Game

Chelsea vs Lille

Date

February 22

Kick-off time

8pm GMT

Chelsea vs Lille TV channel, live stream & how to watch

BT Sport 2 is showing Chelsea vs Lille live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel

UK online stream

BT Sport 2

BT Sport app

Chelsea team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Mendy, Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli

Defenders

Rudiger, Christensen, Chalobah, Sarr, Silva, Chilwell, Alonso, James, Azpilicueta

Midfielders

Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Saul, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Kenedy, Mount, Havertz, Ziyech, Musonda

Forwards

Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi, Lukaku, Werner

Reece James, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are all out injured, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Callum Hudson-Odoi will be subject to late fitness tests.

Predicted Chelsea starting XI: Mendy, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Sarr, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Ziyech, Lukaku, Havertz.

Lille team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Grbic, Jardim, Jakubech

Defenders

Botman, Djalo, Fonte, Gudmundsson, Bradaric, Celik, Pied

Midfielders

Andre, Onana, Sanches, Xeka, Gomes, Ben Arfa

Forwards

Bamba, Lihadji, Zhegrova, David, Weah, Yilmaz

Angel Gomes is the only new injury concern for the French team after he went off injured in their clash against Metz at the weekend.

Predicted Lille starting XI: Jardim, Djalo, Fonte, Botman, Gudmundsson, Weah, Xeka, Andre, Bamba, David, Yilmaz.

Betting odds & tips

Chelsea are favourites to beat Lille at 1/3 (1.3) with bet365. At 17/2 (9.5) to win, Lille are considered underdogs.

Romelu Lukaku is priced at 3/1 to be the first goalscorer, while Kai Havertz can be backed at 4/1 (5.0).

There have been fewer than 2.5 goals in five of Chelsea's last six Premier League matches and you can get odds of 11/10 (2.1) for that trend to transfer over to the Champions League this week.

Recent results & form

Chelsea last five results

Lille last five results

Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea (Feb 19)

Lille 0-0 Metz (Feb 18)

Chelsea 2-1 Palmeiras (Feb 12)

Montpellier 0-1 Lille (Feb 12)

Al Hilal 0-1 Chelsea (Feb 9)

Lille 1-5 PSG (Feb 6)

Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth (Feb 5)

Brest 2-0 Lille (Jan 22)

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham (Jan 23)

Lille 3-1 Lorient (Jan 19)

Thomas Tuchel's team have suffered just one defeat in all competitions in 2022 and are in good shape heading into the clash at Stamford Bridge.

Sitting 13 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, their chances of claiming the top-flight crown this year are slim, so the European competition may be their best hope of major success.

French champions Lille have been inconsistent, however, and have dropped to 11th in Ligue 1 with just two wins in their last seven matches in all competitions.

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org