Chelsea continue their campaign in the Champions League as they travel to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in France to face Lille.

Lille qualified for this year’s Champions League after securing a very surprising second place finish in Ligue 1 last season; beating a very strong Lyon side in the process.

After the loss of Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal this summer, it was thought Lille would drop off; especially as the Ivorian got 22 goals and 11 assists in 38 games last season. But, Lille currently sit in fourth position in Ligue 1 after eight games, and have won their last eight matches when playing at home.

Last time out in the Champions League, les Dogues were wounded, losing 3-0 to last season’s semi-finalists Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Likewise, Chelsea’s campaign got off to a shaky start, losing 1-0 to Spanish side Valencia at Stamford Bridge.

Both side will be looking to get their points tally off the mark in this very competitive group stage. Let’s take a look at some key battles that could decide where the game will be won and lost.