LILLE face the Blues in the Champions League tomorrow night and here is a brief look at the London club's opponents.

The French champions Lille will head for west London hoping history does not repeat itself.

The sides last met in the group stage of the competition during the 2019-20 campaign with the English club winning 2-1 home and away.

Jocelyn Gourvennec’s side – the former midfielder replaced title-winning boss Christophe Galtier last summer – have made it to the knockout stage for just the second time and the first since 2006-07, when they lost 2-0 on aggregate to Manchester United.

They currently lie in 11th place in Ligue 1, 23 points adrift of leaders Paris St Germain.

However, they emerged from Group G as winners on the back of three successive victories having taken only two points from their first three fixtures.

Among the team's ranks, there are some familiar faces as they include former Southampton and West Ham United defender Jose Fonte and the much-travelled Hatem Ben Arfa.

The midfielder joined the club as a free agent in January.

One of the club's star players is Sven Botman. The centre-back was of interest from multiple clubs during the January transfer window including Newcastle United and West Ham United.

He will likely prove to be a tough opponent for striker Romelu Lukaku who is currently looking tired after the hectic fixture schedule.