How to watch, team news, streams, odds
All eyes will be on Lille against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg (kick-off 4pm ET on Wednesday) as Thomas Tuchel’s reigning European champions aim to reach the last eight.
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Chelsea are 2-0 up from the first leg but given all the uncertainty surrounding the club and their future ahead of this game, Tuchel’s side will be upset. Lille have found their form in Ligue 1 in recent weeks as the reigning French champions will not defend their trophy but they are closing in on the finish in the top four and are unbeaten in their last five league games and have not conceded a goal. in this race.
With Jonathan David, Tim Weah, Burak Yilmaz and Jonathan Bamba in attack, as well as Sven Botman anchoring their defence, Lille could make it very interesting if they get an early goal in front of their fiery home crowd at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. That said, everyone expects Chelsea to progress as Tuchel’s side have themselves been in great form recently as they won five on the trot in the Premier League to cement third place.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Lille vs Chelsea.
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Lille squad news, injuries, line-up options
Renato Sanches is injured which is a blow for Lille as he dictates the pace of their play in midfield. It’s Lille’s only injury concern as Jocelyn Gourvennec has urged experienced stars Jose Fonte, Benjamin Andre and Burak Yilmaz to lead his young side to a stunning comeback victory.
Chelsea squad news, injuries, roster options
Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are fit for the Blues. It’s a huge boost as their experience will be key, but they’ll also give Tuchel valuable options at the back. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James are close to a comeback but may not be ready for this clash.
Lille are the huge underdogs at +325 to win. Chelsea are heavy favorites at -115 to win. The draw is +250.
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How to watch Lille vs Chelsea live, stream link and start time
Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET, Wednesday
TV channel: Paramount+
In line: Live updates via NBCSports.com