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UCL Round of 16: We won’t under rate Lille - Tuchel

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says there'll be no underestimating Champions League opponents Lille in tonight’s match.

Chelsea go to France defending a 2-0 lead in their round 16 tie.

Tuchel said, "I think they played well at Stamford Bridge.

They were very physical, attacked high up the pitch. It was impressive. They had a good pressing game, were very brave, and had the mentality they had nothing to lose.

"I know the stadium well and the atmosphere the fans create. They will want to win and have nothing to lose. I know they like being in these situations and they will give everything to put the pressure on us and ask questions of us.

"They will play an attacking 4-4-2 that is aggressive, fluid and direct. We'll have to be ready for that. But we are also confident in ourselves. It's half-time right now. No match is decided by a 2-0 scoreline. The second half is tomorrow (Wednesday) and we'll have to produce another top performance.

"Lille played on Friday (0-0 at home to St-Etienne) so they've had a good amount of time to recover. That is why we have to be ready physically and mentally for a tough game."

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