Here is the latest on the form and team news for both sides:
Lille’s season has been mixed, with wins, draws, and losses all over the place. The French club has been unconvincing in some fixtures while they have turned on the heat in others. After losing Stamford Bridge, they won 1-0 at Lyon and put 4 goals past Clermont before failing to score in a 0-0 draw against St. Etienne.
At home, Lille have been relatively solid with 5 wins, 4 draws, and 1 loss in their last 10 home games. Star striker Jonathan David will hope to inspire them to a comeback victory, as he leads their scoring charts with 3 goals and 1 assist.
For their team news, Lille presently do not have any player sidelined and will hope to unleash their full strength on the visitors.
Four matches after their penalty shootout loss at Wembley, the Blues are yet to lose a game, yet to drop points in the EPL and have their German attacker Kai Harvertz firing on all cylinders. The London club have been hit with crippling sanctions that many believed would affect their match performance, but they have managed to respond with two wins in two since the sanctions.
In Europe, the defending champions have not been entirely convincing and unable to wrap up some games. However, a dominant display in the first leg means they travel with a two-goal advantage over their opponents. Thomas Tuchel will expect his side to finish the job in France, and with Chelsea’s current form, the coach’s expectations are not strange, after all.
For their team news, Chelsea remain without Ben Chilwell, who is due to return at the end of the season. Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Cesar Azpiliqueta, who has just returned from serving time on the sidelines, may not participate in the return leg.