Chelsea vs Lille match in The UEFA Championship League on March 16. The opening leg is set to take place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022. The match is set to begin at 11 p.m. East African Time and will be shown live on SuperSport.
Thomas Tuchel is anticipated to start an average lineup and rest the most of his first-team players. The manager needs new players since the schedule is growing tighter as the season comes to a close. Here is the best starting lineup that Thomas Tuchel might use against Lille on Tuesday night.
Kepa is anticipated to return to the starting lineup against Lille. He has been brilliant in Eduardo Mendy’s absence, who has been overseas representing Senegal at the Afcon. Chalobah, Malang Sarr, and Andreas Christensen will form a powerful back three to defend Kepa.
Mateo Kovacic and Loftus Cheek will command the midfield and protect the defense.
Recce James and Marcos Alonso will be the wings, attacking from the right and left sides, respectively.
The attacking midfielders will be Rose Barkley and Hakim Ziyech. The two will be expected to use their dribbling talents and speed to break through Lille’s defense. Kai Havertz will play the role of a false nine. He has already excelled in this job, and he will be expected to produce again.
The Blues have the best winning percentage and will almost certainly progress to the quarterfinals. However, they must work hard since anything can happen in football, and Lille should not be underestimated.