Lille and Chelsea were both forced to swallow defeat in the first fight. This time, in their first clash, both teams wanted the best results so they would not be thrown off the competition map in Group H.
Lille will host Chelsea at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Matchday 2 in Group H of the 2019/20 Champions League, Thursday (3/10/2019).
On the first matchday, Lille fell 3-0 at home to Ajax. Fate no less bitter also experienced by Chelsea when entertaining Valencia. Playing at home, against a team that at that time was faltering due to the change of coach, Chelsea was forced to give up 0-1 and lose three points.
Lille and Chelsea both do not want to swallow two successive defeats in Group H. Their duel is also expected to be tight.
Lille is quite confident looking at this fight. After being made by Ajax on the first matchday, Lille went through three matches without defeat in French Ligue 1. Lille drew 1-1 at home to Rennes, then won 2-0 at Strasbourg with goals from Victor Osimhen and Loic Remy, and a 1-1 draw at Nice headquarters.
Meanwhile, Chelsea could not immediately rise after being humiliated by Valencia. Frank Lampard’s men were defeated 1-2 at home to Liverpool in the league in the next match. They had just returned to the track when they hosted Grimsby in the Carabao Cup, won 7-1, and were joined by a 2-0 win at home to Brighton in the league last weekend through a Jorginho penalty and a Willian goal.
Chelsea is without a win in the last four matches against French clubs, home and away (M0 S1 K3), and all against PSG.
Chelsea has only won once in eight of their away games against French clubs. Can the Blues win their second win in France when they challenge Lille at Villeneuve-d’Ascq later?
Lille (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Zeki Celik, Gabriel, Fonte, Bradaric; Andre, Soumare; Araujo, Ikone, Bamba; Osimhen
Coach: Christophe Galtier.
Squad info: Timothy Weah (injured).
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Tomori, Alonso; Kovacic, Jorginho; Pulisic, Mount, Willian; Abraham.
Coach: Frank Lampard.
Squad info: Emerson Palmieri (injured), Rudiger (injured), Loftus-Cheek (injured), Van Ginkel (injured), Kante (doubtful), Giroud (doubtful), Zouma (doubtful).
Head-to-Head and Performance
Head-to-Head (UEFA Competition)
Lille wins: 0
Lille Goal: 0
Chelsea wins: 0
Chelsea goal: 0.
Lille last 5 matches (M-K-S-M-S)
09-14-2019 Lille 2-1 Angers (Ligue 1)
09-18-2019 Ajax 3-0 Lille (UCL)
09-22-2019 Rennes 1-1 Lille (Ligue 1)
09-26-2019 Lille 2-0 Strasbourg (Ligue 1)
09-29-2019 Nice 1-1 Lille (Ligue 1).
Chelsea’s last 5 matches (M-K-K-M-M)
09-14-2019 Wolverhampton 2-5 Chelsea (EPL)
09-18-2019 Chelsea 0-1 Valencia (UCL)
09-22-2019 Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool (EPL)
09-26-2019 Chelsea 7-1 Grimsby (Carabao Cup)
09-28-2019 Chelsea 2-0 Brighton (EPL).
Statistics and Score Predictions
Lille is without a win in their last 9 home matches in Europe (M0 S4 K5).
Lille is without a win in their last 8 home matches in the Champions League, excluding qualifications (M0 S3 K5).
Chelsea is unbeaten in their last 7 away games in Europe (M5 S2 K0).
Chelsea has only won 1 of their last 8 away matches against French clubs (M1 S2 K5).