Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz scored Lille’s goal in the 38th minute of the match, through a penalty kick, which he shot to the left of Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy.
American Christian Bolsic scored the equalizer for the Blues in the third minute of time instead of wasting the first half.
Chelsea had defeated Lille 2-0 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League, in the match that brought them together on February 22 at Stamford Bridge.
German Kai Havertz is leading Chelsea’s attack in tonight’s match against French Lille alongside American Bolsic, and Belgian star Romelu Lukaku is sitting on the bench, in addition to Moroccan star Hakim Ziyech.
Chelsea will play the match with the following formation:
Defenders: Rudiger, Christensen, Thiago Silva.
Midfield: Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Jorginho, Azpilicueta.
Attack: Haveritz, Pulisic.
The Chelsea team is facing the European mission against Lille, amid severe administrative crises at the present time, in light of the approaching sale of the club after the dismissal of its billionaire owner Roman Abramovich in response to the war waged by Vladimir Putin, the Russian President against Ukraine.
German coach Thomas Tuchel seeks to maintain the focus of the Blues players and keep them away from what is going on administratively in the London club, in order to continue the title, race this season.
German coach Thomas Tuchel hopes to achieve an achievement with the Blues by winning the Champions League for the second year in a row, after winning the championship at the expense of Manchester City in Lisbon last season 2020-2021.