Lille vs Chelsea Match Info
Date: Wednesday October 2 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Stade Pierre Mauroy
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
Lille vs Chelsea Head-To-Head Record
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Lille vs Chelsea Stats
- Chelsea have won only one of their eight previous matches away to French clubs in European competitions
- Lille have not won any of their last nine home games in European competitions
- But Lille have won all of their latest eight home matches in Ligue 1
Lille vs Chelsea Match Preview
Defeat for either team here would leave them with an uphill task to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League – and we think it will be Lille struggling to make it through.
In one of the more open groups, Lille always looked the outsider of the quartet despite finishing runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 last season and that notion was endorsed when they lost 3-0 away to Ajax two weeks ago.
Chelsea’s result was more surprising inasmuch as they were beaten at home, 1-0 by Valencia, despite seemingly being in control – and it will have served as a valuable lesson for their younger players.
As the stats above outline, the Blues’ record in France is not good. But that should be balanced by the fact that their last three trips across the Channel were to play Paris Saint-Germain from 2014 onwards, by when their opponents had become financially powerful.
More encouragingly for Frank Lampard’s side, Lille have a poor home record in Europe and have not won a continental game on their own pitch for over seven years (drawn four, lost five) although their domestic results at the Stade Pierre Mauroy are much more impressive.
There are signs that Chelsea are now starting to find some consistency following a somewhat erratic start to the season – which was perhaps not surprising after a turbulent summer – and they are backed to get their Champions League campaign up and running here.
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Lille vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Chelsea to win @ 21/20 with William Hill
Over 2.5 goals @ 10/11 with bet365