[Teams] Chelsea vs Lille: Confirmed line-ups from Stamford Bridge
Chelsea take on Lille at Stamford Bridge in their Champions League group stage showdown this evening. Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Chelsea take on Lille at Stamford Bridge in their Champions League group stage showdown this evening.
Frank Lampard has been boosted by the return to fitness of Antonio Rudiger as the centre-back starts alongside Kurt Zouma after recovering from a troublesome knee injury. Emerson Palmeiri is also recalled at left-back so Cesar Azpilicueta moves to right-back with Reece James making way.
Jorginho is recalled in the middle of the Chelsea midfield after being named on the bench for the last two games as the Italian starts alongside N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic so Mason Mount is the man to make way this evening.
Willian and Christian Pulisic retain their places in the Chelsea attack so Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley have to settle for a place on the bench. Tammy Abraham leads the line up front yet again so Michy Batshuayi is named among the substitutes.
As for Lille, former Chelsea striker Loic Remy starts against the Blues while Jose Fonte and Renato Sanchez are both named on the bench for the visitors.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic.
Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Barkley, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi, James
Maignan; Zeki Celik, Djalo, Gabriel, Pied; Yusuf Yazici, Xeka, Soumare, Maia; Araujo; Remy
Subs: Leo Cesar, Fonte, Osimhen, Ikone, Bamba, Renato Sanches, Bradaric
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