Lille vs. Chelsea – prediction

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Chelsea face Lille in the Champions League on Wednesday night having suffered defeat to Valencia in their opening fixture in Group H.

Lille went down to Ajax in their first outing of the campaign, and this means that both clubs are under pressure to perform at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Lille initially struggled in the after allowing Nicolas Pepe to leave for Arsenal, Christophe Galtier has to get his team back to the form which earned them a place in this competition.

Five points have come from games against Rennes, Strasbourg and Nice, leaving the club in fourth position in the Ligue 1 standings, just four points adrift of leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Lampard revealed on Saturday that N’Golo Kante had picked up another issue with his hamstring, and his level of fitness is doubtful ahead of this game.

Lille possible starting lineup: Maignan; Celik, Fonte, Gabriel, Bradaric; Andre, Soumare; Araujo, Ikone, Bamba; Osimhen

Chelsea possible starting lineup: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Tomori, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Mount, Willian; Abraham

Zenit St Petersburg vs. Benfica – prediction

Zenit St Petersburg head into their Champions League fixture with Benfica after a 1-1 draw away at Lyon on Matchday One.

Their Portuguese opponents succumbed to a home defeat against RB Leipzig on the same night, which means Bruno Lage‘s team is at the bottom of Group G

Zenit St Petersburg possible starting lineup: Lunev; Karavaev, Ivanovic, Rakitskiy, Santos; Ozdoev, Barrios, Sutormin; Driussi; Azmoun, Dzyuba

Benfica possible starting lineup: Vlachodimos; Almeida, Dias, Ferro, Grimaldo; Pizzi, Fejsa, Samiris, Rafa; Fernandes, Seferovic

Valencia vs. Ajax – prediction

Valencia and Ajax will both be determined to get six points from their opening two games when they meet at the Mestalla in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The hosts thrashed Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, while Ajax recorded an impressive 3-0 win over Lille in Amsterdam.

Valencia find themselves at the start after an unexpected change during which manager Marcelino was sacked due to disagreements with the club’s owner, Peter Lim.

Valencia possible starting lineup:
Cillessen; Wass, Paulista, Garay, Costa; Cheryshev, Coquelin, Parejo, Guedes; Gomez, Rodrigo

Ajax possible starting lineup:
Onana; Dest, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico; Promes, Van de Beek, Martinez; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres

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