Chelsea take a 2-0 advantage into their UEFA Champions League last-16 second leg against French side Lille.

Chelsea take a 2-0 advantage into their UEFA Champions League last-16 second leg against French side Lille.

Chelsea have progressed into the next round of fixtures in the Champions League knockout stage nine of the 11 times in which they have won the first leg.

Lille, on the other hand, have been eliminated from the competition every single time they faced a loss in the first leg of a knockout stage fixture.

Lille have not conceded a goal in three games since the first leg defeat and are confident ahead of the clash.

Lille’s only previous appearance in the last-16 ended in defeat at the hands of English opposition in Manchester United back in 2007.

Will it be comfortable for the reigning European champions? Play here to make your predictions.

What time does Lille vs Chelsea start?

The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Lille vs Chelsea team news

Renato Sanches was injured in the last game and will not be available for selection.

Xeka and Andre are all set to take over proceedings in midfield.

Burak Yilmaz may be handed a start alongside Jonathan David, a rare occurrence in the home team so far this season.

As for the visitors, Cesar Azpilicueta is back from illness and veteran defender Thiago Silva is also set to return to the starting XI.

Kai Havertz is in great goal-scoring form and may start up front, supported by Timo Werner and Mason Mount.

Lille vs Chelsea head to head

This will just be the fourth meeting between the two sides and Chelsea have a 100% record in all three games.

Lille vs Chelsea current form

The hosts have won twice and lost once in their most recent run of five games – sharing the spoils in the remaining two.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are unbeaten in their last five games, winning the last four.

Lille vs Chelsea prediction

The home team are expected to score in this game but so are Chelsea. The English Premier League outfit have been great away from home all season and this is set to continue.

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