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Chelsea vs Lille preview, kick-off time, team news and how to watch live stream

Everything you need to know about our important final group game in this season's Champions League...


When and where

The match takes place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 10 December. Kick-off is 8pm UK time. 

What Chelsea need to qualify

Chelsea will go through to the Last-16 if we win on Tuesday.

Chelsea will also make the knockout stage if we draw and Valencia lose away to Ajax.

Lille can finish no higher than fourth place.

Latest Chelsea team news

Toni Rudiger is in the squad for the first time since mid-September having come through plenty of physical tests in recent weeks. 

Frank Lampard has confirmed Fikayo Tomori is out with a tiny hip strain, and Olivier Giroud will also be missing.


Latest Lille team news

Timothy Weah, the son of former Chelsea striker George Weah, has not played since August due to a leg injury in training. Captain and defender Adama Soumaoro has been out for a month with a thigh problem. Defender Reinildo has missed their last two games due to an ankle injury.

 

Chelsea vs Lille head to head record

Chelsea and Lille had never met before in European competition prior to this season. We won the away match in this group stage 2-1 with Tammy Abraham and Willian our scorers. 

Prior to 2019/20, our two previous meetings were both friendlies in 1950. Lille won the first on their own ground 3-1 in May and the Blues won 3-0 six months later in front of just under 10,000 at Stamford Bridge.

How to Watch?

The match will be shown live by BT Sport in the UK and highlights will be available on the 5th Stand app and this website from midnight after the game. 

How to Listen live?

Chelsea TV will be providing live audio commentary on the The 5fth Stand and this website, and there will also be live text commentary on those platforms.

Who is the referee and who is in charge of VAR?

Referee: Polychronis Kostaras from Greece
VAR: Bastian Dankert from Germany.

 

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