With the Lampard’s men looking shaky at the back, Al Hain-Cole is backing a Dogues outfit playing under no pressure to join them on the scoresheet
Chelsea will be aiming to secure their passage to the Champions League last 16 when they welcome Lille to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
Frank Lampard’s men head into the final match day two points adrift of leaders Ajax and level with Valencia, who face off in Amsterdam in the other Group H game.
Chelsea vs Lille latest odds
Having run out 2-1 winners in the reverse encounter in France, they are clear 1/6 (1.17) favourites with 888Sport to take their place in the knockout stages with a win.
A draw would also see them through should Valencia lose against Ajax, and you can get odds of 11/2 (6.50) on them being held to a stalemate.
Already consigned to bottom spot after taking just one point from their five matches, Lille can be backed at 15/1 (16.00) to go out with a bang by pulling off a shock victory in west London.
Chelsea vs Lille team news
Antonio Rudiger could be in contention after returning to training following a knee injury, although Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains sidelined.
Reinildo is unlikely to feature as he struggles with an ankle injury, while Timothy Weah and Adama Soumaoro are both long-term absentees.
Chelsea vs Lille preview
Although their fate is very much in their own hands, the Blues will come into this clash slightly lacking in confidence after winning just once in five matches – losing three of those.
They will be particularly concerned about their defence, which has kept just one clean sheet and conceded 18 goals in their last 10 fixtures.
In contrast, Christophe Galtier’s players will be in high spirits after putting together a three-game winning streak, and should play with the freedom of a team that has nothing to lose.
Chelsea vs Lille predictions
Having only failed to score past PSG in their last seven away matches, odds of 59/50 (2.18) are surely worth backing on Lille joining on the scoresheet a Chelsea side that has seen goals at both ends in eight of their last 10 fixtures.
Both teams to score at 59/50 (2.18) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport