Chelsea’s defence of the UEFA Champions League continues tonight when French league champions Lille roll into town.
Tuchel’s side followed up their Club World Cup win over Palmeiras with a late 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League at the weekend.
Omens are good for a safe passage through to the quarter-finals too, with Chelsea having lost just once in their previous ten matches against French opposition.
The last and only time they have faced Lille was in the 2019-20 Champions League group stage when they were victorious in both matches against the French side by the same 2-1 scoreline.
How to watch Chelsea vs Lille on UK TV
Chelsea’s first leg Last 16 match against Lille will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2.
Coverage of the game gets underway from 7pm, with kick-off at 8pm .
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Can I stream Chelsea vs Lille?
Yes. BT Sport subscribers can stream the game using the BT Sport app.
The app is available to download on mobile and tablet, as well as various streaming devices, games consoles, and select Smart TVs.
You can also watch the game online here.
What is the early Chelsea vs Lille team news?
Mason Mount will be assessed today ahead of the game, but may be rested with Sunday’s final against Liverpool in mind.
Cesar Azpilicueta is another struggling alongside other defensive options in Chilwell, still recuperating from a hamstring issue, and Reece James, who is out with the flu.
Timo Werner may be recalled following a disappointing weekend display from Romelu Lukaku.
For Lille, Hatem Ben Arfa may be in line for a start following the injury to Angel Gomes. He will be vying for a starting berth alongside the American Timothy Weah.
Burak Yilmaz and former Southampton centre half Jose Fonte are both walking a tightrope in terms of suspension. Both would miss the return leg with a yellow card.