Chelsea vs Lille: Tuchel confirms players to miss Champions League clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Reece James and Ben Chilwell will not feature for his side’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against Lille on Tuesday night due to injury.

Tuchel also provided the latest update on Cesar Azpilicueta, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount.

Chelsea head to the game after beating Crystal Palace 1-0 in the Premier League over the weekend.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Lille at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel said: “Azpi looks better than Callum.


“Azpi trained had no reaction, so if it stays like this, he is ok for tomorrow. Mason has done individual training yesterday and perhaps he is involved tomorrow, but he has not trained with the team yet.

“Reece is still out and Chilly is out.”

The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Lille is 9 pm.