CHELSEA will be boosted by the likely return of defender Cesar Azpilicueta as he has recovered from an injury.

Azpilicueta could return after a groin issue when Chelsea host Lille in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash.

However, winger Callum Hudson-Odoi should miss out again due to an Achilles injury, while midfielder Mason Mount could make the bench.

Mount has been struggling with an ankle ligament concern.

The midfielder has made good progress and is inching towards being fully fit for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

Provisional Chelsea squad: Mendy, Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Christensen, Silva, Chalobah, Sarr, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Kenedy, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Saul, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Mount, Pulisic, Ziyech, Werner, Havertz, Lukaku.

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