MX23RW : Thursday, October 3 22:03:24| >> :600:270816:270816:
Oct 2, 2019 at 8pm UK at ​Stade Lille-Metropole
Attendance: 48,523
Osimhen (33')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Abraham (22'), Willian (78')

How Chelsea could line up against Lille

Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for Wednesday's Champions League Group H showdown with Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from their matchday one defeat to Valencia when they face Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Wednesday night.

Frank Lampard's managerial debut in the Champions League ended in a 1-0 home loss at the hands of the Spanish outfit, but they go into their second match off the back of two successive wins which have seen them score nine goals.

Lille were also on the losing side on matchday one as they were well beaten by Ajax in Amsterdam, leaving both sides searching for their first European points of the campaign.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the Blues could line up for Wednesday's showdown.

Possible CHE XI vs. LIL

Out: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles), Emerson Palmieri (thigh), Marco van Ginkel (knee), Antonio Rudiger (groin)
Doubtful: Olivier Giroud (illness), Kurt Zouma (illness), N'Golo Kante (hamstring)

> Click here for Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Lampard has a few injury doubts ahead of this match, the main one being N'Golo Kante as he continues to struggle with a hamstring complaint.

The French midfielder was not risked against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend and now faces a race against time to recover in time for Wednesday, with Lampard adamant that he will not rush him back.

Should Kante fall short of a starting berth then Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho could play in a 4-2-3-1 formation - one of three different systems Chelsea have used in their last four games.

Olivier Giroud and Kurt Zouma should both be available again after illness, although both will struggle to get into the team given the form of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori so far this season.

Further forward, Christian Pulisic could come into the side in place of Pedro while fit-again Callum Hudson-Odoi is also in contention as he looks to build his way back up to full match fitness.

body check tags ::

Who will win Wednesday's Champions League clash between Lille and Chelsea?

Share this article now:
Instagram - Follow Sports Mole
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante scores the opening goal in his side's EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Tottenham Hotspur on January 24, 2019
Read Next:
Chelsea injury, suspension list vs. Lille

2Manchester CityMan City75112772016
3Leicester CityLeicester7421135814
5West Ham UnitedWest Ham7331109112
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs7322149511
9Crystal Palace732267-111
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd72329729
12Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd72237708
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves7142911-27
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton7133510-56
17Norwich CityNorwich7205916-76
18Aston Villa7124811-35
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle7124413-95

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!