Reece James Plays - Chelsea Team vs Lille Confirmed

Reece James Plays - Chelsea Team vs Lille Confirmed

However, the French global was back among the squad that were put through their paces at Chelsea's Cobham training ground this afternoon so it looks like Kante will be in the squad for tomorrow night's match.

'For me, honestly, I always remember when I was there, tactically he was very good. On a professional level, those are little things that shouldn't happen.

"From my point of view, as well, I like Ross".

Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have done a credible job as a midfield duo for the Blues this term and Lampard may decide to go with the additional attacker for the game before introducing Kante after the hour mark, if needed. This morning he admitted to making a mistake. "I will take that at face value and move on".

The France star trained on Tuesday morning and will be assessed on the morning of the game.

"Everyone is working towards getting him regularly fit so he can play some continuous games. So we need to be more strong with our mentality to defend".

Their opponents Lille lost 3-0 to last year's Champions League semi-finalists Ajax to make a disappointing start to their group-stage campaign.

"Lille may have less experience than us but they are at home", said Azpilicueta.

With Lille, they have a lot of threats, speed and quality.

Lampard's faith in youth has been vindicated by the form of Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham this season and César Azipilicueta, one of Chelsea's senior players, said the youngsters will need help from more experienced teammates during their first away game in the Champions League. They have a lot of talent.

Former Chelsea striker Loic Remy and ex-Swansea loan midfielder Renato Sanches could both be in Lille's team.

After recent performances, it looks like lack of creativity won't be a problem for this upcoming UCL game against Lille, however whether they take enough of the chances may be another matter.

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