To get news directly on the go, download the Real Chelsea Fans App.
Ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash between Chelsea and Lille at Stamford Bridge, Lille boss Christophe Galtier has revealed he intends to send out a competitive team against Chelsea despite his side guaranteed to finish bottom of group.
Chelsea must beat the French side to secure their place in last-16. A draw against Lille would also be enough if Ajax beat Valencia.
“I will tell my players that it’s a privilege to play here in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge against a club like Chelsea,” he said.
“And I will tell my players that they have to be flawless in how they engage and what they give for this game, because this competition deserves the utmost respect.”
Galtier continued: “There’s nothing to play for us, and for the other three teams they can all be knocked out.
“Chelsea will look to win, a very high profile game and intense game.
“I don’t know the starting XI just yet, but I know some players will be rested.
“Some have had to play four games in a row while some are just back from injury. But what I do know is that everybody wants to play.”