Chelsea FC vs Lille: live stream, Reddit, Prediction, kick off time, TV, h2h results – Champions League
Chelsea FC vs Lille: Holders Chelsea return to Champions League action tonight as their title defence resumes against Lille in the first leg of the last-16 tie.
It is the start of a huge week for the Blues, who also seek more silverware when they face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup Final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
The European and world champions are at home first in the last-16 after finishing as runners-up in Group H behind Juventus.
French champions Lille finished top of Group G ahead of RB Salzburg, Sevilla and Wolfsburg, and are out to spring a surprise.
Chelsea FC vs Lille: kick-off time and venue
Chelsea vs Lille is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off tonight – Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
Stamford Bridge in London will host the match.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Lille
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s contest will be televised live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 7pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the action unfold online via the website or BT Sport app.
Live coverage: You can follow all the action as it happens with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
Chelsea vs Lille team news
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta should be available for Chelsea this evening after he missed Saturday’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace through injury.
Mason Mount is pushing to be fit for the Carabao Cup Final but the Lille game is likely to come too soon for him as he recovers from an ankle injury, though he did return to team training on Monday.
Chelsea are also set to be without Callum Hudson-Odoi after he missed the Palace game, while Reece James and Ben Chilwell are also still sidelined.
Tuchel revealed on Saturday that six of his players were suffering from colds caused by the air conditioning on the flight home from Abu Dhabi after the Club World Cup.
Chelsea vs Lille prediction
Chelsea have slipped off the pace at the top of the Premier League but they continue to excel in cup competitions and are among the favourites to win the Champions League again, especially if Tuchel can figure out how to get more regular goals out of Romelu Lukaku.
Lille have endured a difficult defence to their title in France and the Blues should have too much for a team that is down in 11th in Ligue 1.
Chelsea to win 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea wins: 2
Lille wins: 0
Last meeting: Chelsea 2-1 Lille (December 10, 2019)