This tactical analysis will provide an analysis of Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Lille OSC. Meanwhile, using statistics, we will point out the standout tactical points in both teams’ tactics while analysing what Galtier could have done to secure a more positive result at home.

Lineups

For their match against Chelsea, Galtier opted to go for a 4-4-2 formation that saw Mike Maignan started in goal. American prospect Timothy Weah remained the only injury as he missed out through a hamstring tear. On the other hand, a player that would be familiar to Chelsea fans in Loïc Rémy appeared on the bench after an impressive performance against Strasbourg.

The Portuguese duo Renato Sanches and José Fonte also spent time in the Premier League for Swansea City and Southampton respectively. While the latter started at the heart of Lille’s defence and also captained the side, the former was registered on the bench. Up front, new signing Victor Osimhen hoped to continue his impressive goal-scoring streak alongside Jonathan Bamba.

UEFA Champions League 2019/20: Lille vs Chelsea - Tactical Analysis tactics
Lille and Chelsea’s lineups [Wyscout.com]
Meanwhile, Lampard once again converted his side to a 3-4-2-1 formation. Andreas Christensen was deemed fit for the match as he appeared on the bench. Meanwhile, Kurt Zouma was chosen to fill in the Danish defender’s spot and he completed the back-three that consisted of Fikayo Tomori and César Azpilicueta.

 

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