Chelsea need to defeat Lille to reach final 16


Chelsea head into Tuesday night's Champions League meeting with Lille knowing that victory is required in order to reach the knockout stages, agencies report. Meanwhile, after failing to win any of their five matches, Lille make the trip to Stamford Bridge having already finished in bottom spot in Group H.

The Blues remain with just four clean sheets from 24 outings, and they will always risk undermining their efforts at the other end of the pitch until they stop making individual and collective mistakes in their own defensive third. Lampard will make changes to his starting lineup on Tuesday night, with Jorginho almost certain to return in the centre of midfield.

However, rather than replace either N'Golo Kante or Mateo Kovacic, the Italian could get the nod over Mason Mount. Fikayo Tomori and Emerson Palmieri are also pushing for recalls in defence, although Antonio Rudiger is only likely to make the substitutes' bench at best after recovering from a groin injury.

With Lille having had an extra day of recovery, Galtier could opt to name the same team which began the encounter with Brest on Friday night.