Chelsea vs Lille
UEFA Champions League – Matchday 6
Date: Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)
Group H is effectively a knockout game in the last batch of matches and excitement will be at fever pitch. Chelsea are in 3rd but have 8 points the same as Valencia in 2nd and Ajax has 10 points in first place.
Chelsea’s qualification is in the balance, but they will be at home against Lille who are already eliminated in 4th place and only have 1 point. Chelsea will be the favourites to win this match and simply will have to for the chance to reach the knockout rounds.
The Blues will have one eye on the Valencia-Ajax match too because if it ends up being on the head to head count, for example if Chelsea finish with the same points as Valencia it would be the Spanish team who would go through.
The Premier League side have been mostly strong at home this season under Frank Lampard, but recent form has not been good. Defeats against West Ham and Everton have seen the club go through their worst form so far this season and the players will need to pick themselves up for this final group game.
Lille will surely make some changes after a nightmare Champions League campaign which has saw the club pick up no wins and just one point. In Ligue 1 the club are in 3rd place and despite selling some of their better players they are chasing a Champions League place for next season and have won their last 3 domestic games in a row. They are also just 3 points from second place.
Chelsea vs Lille: Head to Head
The clubs have only met each other once before in recent times in the earlier stage of the group. Chelsea won at Lille 2-1.
Chelsea vs Lille: Prediction
Chelsea’s biggest enemy will be themselves, because there is no reason why they can’t get a win here and qualify for the next round.
It is clear that Lille are the poorest side in the group and because they are performing well in Ligue 1 it means that they should rest some key players for this game which would make perfect sense.
Chelsea will be motivated for this game and have the quality of players where they could score a few goals here. It would be a terrible shock not to see the Blues get the win that they need.
This is something that the bookmakers realise and in fact Chelsea are as low as 1/5 to win this game. This forces us to look into different markets and we will take the club to score a few goals instead.
Chelsea vs Lille: Bet Tips
Chelsea to score 3+ goals at 1.80 (4/5)
Anytime goalscorer: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) at 1.50 (1/2).