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Monday, December 9, 2019

Rudiger in, Mount on the bench: How Frank Lampard should line up Chelsea to face Lille

Frank Lampard has some big decisions to make as Chelsea prepare for a crucial Champions League clash with Lille at Stamford Bridge
Frank Lampard has several options available to him when it comes to potential changes he could make for Chelsea's Champions League clash with Lille tomorrow (Saturday).
After the 3-1 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, the Blues now face a crucial clash with Lille in the Champions League, which they need to win to try and progress to the knockout stages of the competition.
The group is finely poised going into the final game tomorrow, with Valencia and Chelsea both level on eight points from five games, while Ajax currently top the group on ten points.
With Ajax and Valencia playing against each other, a win for Chelsea would seal their place in the last 16.
But Lampard has some decisions to make when it comes to his team selection for the game.
Below, we take a look at the options available as two of our team at select the team they would pick to face Lille

Chelsea correspondent Oliver Harbord

Antonio Rudiger has played just 45 minutes of action this season, however there is no doubt that Chelsea need him back in the side straight away.
Frank Lampard confirmed that he was fully fit, and in such a crucial game there is no doubt that the Blues will want him to solidify their defence.
Andreas Christensen had a poor afternoon at Everton, so it could be down to him to drop out to make space for the Germany international.
Meanwhile, Jorginho has been on the bench for the past couple of games, but now feels the right time for him to return and give more depth to the midfield.
That would mean another player has to drop out, and Mason Mount had an ineffective afternoon at Goodison Park and should be the one to be on the bench on Tuesday night.

Oliver Harbord's team: (4-3-3) : Kepa; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic.

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