Lille to take advantage of Chelsea
Chelsea face Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday night in what should be another cracking European night. Can Lampard’s men bounce back from a mini-slump? Have a read of our preview here:
The worst time for a blip
Let’s get this out the way early; Frank Lampard has done a wonderful job since taking over from Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea. He has given his young players a chance, shown tremendous faith in them and been able to admit when he’s got things wrong.
Three defeats in four are perhaps a dose of reality rather than the sign of any crisis but Lampard will want to get those losses out of the system quickly and Tuesday night against Lille will be the perfect chance to do so.
The defensive display in the defeat to Everton will have worried onlookers as all three goals were pretty dire. On the road, it appears they are even more vulnerable.
Chelsea have had only one clean sheet in 17 Premier League away games in 2019, a joint-low among teams to play in both seasons (Tottenham also have one in 16).
Heading into a game against a side sitting third in Ligue 1, the Blues will need to be a lot more solid if they are to get a result on Tuesday.
Power in the north
When an Eden Hazard inspired Lille won the French title in 2011, it was a wonderful achievement for the northern outfit. They had a team of stars including the likes of Gervinho and Johan Cabaye, not to mention, that season’s top scorer Moussa Sow.
They have been through some tough times since then but are now firmly back amongst the best in the division, albeit, a long way from challenging runaway leaders PSG.
Three straight wins has put them right on the coat tails of second-place Lyon, who they beat 1-0 just a couple of weeks ago, and they now face a trip to London full of confidence.
This season, the goals are being scored by Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen who has nine in the league so far. Turkish midfielder Yusuf Yazici has also contributed with four assists and looks like being an important player going forward for Les Dogues.
With Chelsea struggling, don’t be surprised if they end up springing a surprise or two then the two sides meet on Tuesday night.
Chelsea vs. Lille betting tip
You can expect the French side to take advantage of any Chelsea slip-ups in this one, but you have to back Lampard’s side to at least bag a goal themselves. Therefore, picking both teams to score at odds of 6/5 with Betfred is well worth a shout here.