Lille vs Chelsea Prediction & Match Preview
Lille vs Chelsea
Date: Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d’Ascq).
With Ajax and Valencia in the same mix, Group H is another tough group to get qualified from. Both the Spanish and Dutch outfits began with a win, while Chelsea and Lille went down to the bottom of the table with losses.
Frank Lampard’s men are going through a transitional phase. And there might be time for them to regroup, and make amends for mistakes in the Premier League. But, in that regards, the European competition is an unforgiving one, and whatever points will have to be accrued, will have to be done now.
The former English champions are on the road this match-day, but fortunately for them, they are taking on the weakest of the group. The Great Danes might be a formidable opponent in France. But against a top-tier Premier League squad, they surely pale in comparison.
The Blues do have the return of Mason Mount to be rejoiced about. This campaign, the academy products really have been rising to the occasion for the English outfit, and it was a necessity too. The departure of talisman Eden Hazard, coupled with the transfer ban, the Blues have had a lot to deal with.
This Tuesday, the three points are a must for them, or else, they risk the chances of being placed group champions.
For the hosts, after their 3-0 loss on the road against the Dutch title-holders, one more defeat would really spell doom. Considering that this is a home game for them, the stakes are high, as they are expected to make an impact with the advantage.
Lille vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
These two squads are taking on each other for the first time in the 21st century.
Lille vs Chelsea Prediction
Despite being on the road, Lampard’s men have the upper hand due to their Premier League tag. The Ligue 1, for all its worth, does not hold a candle to its English version.
Moreover, the guests know that this is a crunch tie and that they will have to deliver. They do have the confidence of bouncing after their Liverpool loss with a win over Brighton. And that too with a clean sheet.
Finally, the French squad was winless in three of their previous four games, while their counterparts won their last two games on the road, and scored a total of eight goals in the process as well.