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Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas doubts Chelsea can beat Lille in today’s Champions League clash in France.
The Blues lost to Valencia 1-0 at Stamford Bridge and Nicholas believes Chelsea will play a 1-1 draw with Lille.
Nicholas’ prediction: Lille 1-1 Chelsea
Explaining his prediction, Nicholas told Sky Sports: “This is a very awkward tie.
“I am trying to work out how Frank Lampard goes about this. When is the right time to put all of these youngsters in together?
“If he can use them, he would much prefer to use them at home. After being on a high, you do not want to flip the switch and raise question marks.
“He will go with a solid base I think for that reason.
“Lille drew 1-1 away at Nice at the weekend and are sitting pretty comfortable in fourth, so this is a test for Chelsea.
“I think they may get something from this, but it will be a more experienced Chelsea side that we see.”