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LOSC Lille vs Chelsea Champions League round of 16 preview: Where to watch, predicted line-ups, squad changes

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg between LOSC Lille and Chelsea.

N'Golo Kanté starred as Chelsea beat LOSC 2-0 in the first leg of their round of 16 tie
N'Golo Kanté starred as Chelsea beat LOSC 2-0 in the first leg of their round of 16 tie Offside via Getty Images

LOSC Lille and Chelsea meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday 16 March.

LOSC vs Chelsea at a glance

When: Wednesday 16 March (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Villeneuve d'Ascq
What: UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg
How it stands: Blues lead 2-0 after the first leg
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here

Where to watch LOSC Lille vs Chelsea on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

What happened in the first leg?

Highlights: Chelsea 2-0 LOSC

Fresh from winning the FIFA Club World Cup just a week earlier, holders Chelsea took control of the tie at Stamford Bridge. Kai Havertz's header gave Thomas Tuchel's side an early lead and Christian Pulišić added a second after the hour following a fine run from Player of the Match N'Golo Kanté.

Starting line-ups

LOSC: Jardim; Fonte, Botman, Tiago Djaló; Zeki Çelik, André, Xeka, Bamba, Gudmundsson; Burak Yılmaz, David

Chelsea: Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger; Azpilicueta, Kanté, Jorginho, Kovačić, Alonso; Havertz, Pulišić

Away goals rule abolished

There has been a rule change for 2021/22: ties level after the second leg will go to extra time and a penalty shoot-out if required, irrespective of the number of away goals a team has scored.

Form guide

Since first leg (all competitions, most recent first): DWW
Where they stand: 6th in Ligue 1

Since first leg
Where they stand: 3rd in Premier League, FA Cup 6th round, League Cup runners-up

Expert predictions

Ian Holyman, LOSC reporter
LOSC defied the odds to reach the round of 16 and, as overwhelming underdogs at kick-off, why not again? Confidence would've been higher with a one-goal deficit to recover, but they've recently found solidity and goals domestically. As Renato Sanches showed in London, he's recapturing his UEFA EURO 2016 form and Jonathan David provides a razor-sharp cutting edge. An early goal, with a big crowd behind them, and it'll be 'Game on!'

All of Chelsea's group stage goals

Joe Terry, Chelsea reporter
Chelsea head into the game with a two-goal cushion and will be buoyed by a late win against Newcastle on Sunday. Thomas Tuchel is sure to keep his players' feet on the ground, however, and demand a professional performance to finish the job.

What the coaches say

Jocelyn Gourvennec, LOSC coach: "We played well in the first leg. We shared the possession, but offensively we were not dangerous enough. We need to be more clinical in their half and make them defend in their own penalty area more."

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager: "LOSC will play an attacking 4-4-2 that is aggressive, fluid and direct. We have to be ready for that, but we are also confident in ourselves. It's half-time right now; no match is decided by a 2-0 scoreline. The second half is tomorrow and we'll have to produce another top performance."

When is the Champions League quarter-final draw?

The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League quarter-final, semi-final and final draws take place on Friday 18 March. The draw will begin at midday CET at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland. The live stream will appear here.

The draws are open, so there is no seeding or country protection. Any team can be drawn against any other team.

The 2022 Champions League final takes place at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday 28 May.