UEFA Champions League Lille vs. Chelsea Live Stream
Chelsea takes on Lille on Wednesday and has the advantage of 2-0; Juventus welcome Villarreal with the tie at 1-1. Man Utd is out. Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Benfica, and Real Madrid are already through
We will update you on the situation in the Champions League as the remaining second-legs of the last-16 begin this week.
Lille vs. Chelsea (0-2 ) - Wednesday, 8 pm kick-off
Chelsea may have been adhering to stricter new budgets for away trips that the government set in line with the club's rules; however, the manager Thomas Tuchel says, whatever happens, the team and Tuchel will be able to make it to Lille.
"My last information is we have a plane," he added. "We can fly and return via aircraft. If not, we travel via train. If not, we travel via bus. If not, I'll drive an SUV with seven seats!
"If you asked me 20 years, 30 years ago, if I'd join a Champions League match at the sideline and what I'm willing to do, I'd say 'where do I have to be when?' We will be there."
Callum Hudson Odoi and Reece James face a "very, very tight" race to get their bodies in shape by the time. Hudson-Odoi is suffering from an Achilles issue, and James suffers from a leg muscle issue. Both academy graduates are significant doubts about this Champions League last-16 second leg in France.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta is expected to be back following an illness, while wingback Marcos Alonso is back to fit following the Covid-19 fully.
Lille could be able to welcome Benjamin Andre back from illness following Renato Sanches was injured with an injury to his thigh in the match during the Saint-Etienne game this week. The player will likely miss the remainder of the month. However, Lille will have a healthy team.
Lille has been beaten in their 3 UEFA Champions League matches with Chelsea. Two games in the group stages of 2019-20 and the opening leg of the final 16 ties being defeated by 2-0 on Stamford Bridge. It is the case that the French team hasn't lost as often in the competition as to any other group, and also losing three times against each of Valencia and Man Utd as well as Valencia.
After having only won one of their eight UEFA Champions League away games against French teams (D2 5), Chelsea has won each of their two games in a 2-1 win over Lille in 2019-20, and 1-1 v Rennes in 2020-21. However, both were played in the group stage.