Blues prepare to take Lille tonight and may have just been handed a major boost ahead of the clash
The Stamford Bridge side will host their French opponents tonight in West London after making it past the group stages of the competition.
Last time both teams collided in the competition, Blues triumphed on both legs while under the management of Frank Lampard.
Returning to Stamford Bridge will indeed be beyond just a test for the Mastiffs, it will be a game to prove themselves as they will be looking for revenge.
But this won’t sure he an easy one for the Lille based club who are also struggling with form in their local league following series of heavy defeats including a 5-1 massacre against Paris Saint German.
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A victory against Thomas Tuchel’s men is the only hope Lille have to try their luck on making it back into the next UCL campaign.
Sitting 11th place on their league table, Gourvennec and his men already know what’s on the line for them.
Blues being with lesser pressure are sitting 3rd place on their league table, more hopes for their next UCL campaign but injury woes have delayed their excellence this season, slumping out of the first place.
The side may have just received a boost as reports disclose that a big player in the team has made it back to the squad and could likely be named in the game today.
Although yet to be disclosed who in particular the player is, but following the reports suggests it’s a player who has great impact whenever he is fielded in the squad.
Tuchel managed a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace last weekend and a win against Lille will be key to extending their morale bolster.