Here is the latest on the form and team news of Chelsea and Lille:
Thomas Tuchel’s men are fresh from the Club World Cup finals, which they won, and continue to compete on 4 fronts this season. They have lost just 1 game in all competitions since the turn of the year, with 7 wins and 2 draws. They sit 3rd in the EPL, with 13 wins, 8 draws, and 3 losses in 24 games. They have scored 48 goals this term and conceded 18.
In Europe, Chelsea lost the opportunity to win their Champions League group on the final day, and 2 points behind Juventus in 2nd place. They had 4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in 6 games, scoring 13 times and conceding 4. Timo Werner has scored the most Champions League goals for the Blues this season with 3 goals.
For their team news, Chelsea will miss Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Mason Mount, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who are out with varying injuries.
Lille are not having a season worthy of fireworks, especially in Ligue 1, where they are stuck in 10th position and a race for the final European spot, which they are just 2 points away from. In their last 5 games, they have recorded 2 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw.
In Europe, the French side won their group with 11 points from 6 matches, recording 3 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss. They scored 7 goals and conceded 4 across those 6 fixtures, with Canadian forward Jonathan David scoring 3 goals to be their top scorer in Europe.
For their team news, Lille will travel to England without forward Lihadji Isaac, who is currently sidelined with an injury.