Confirmed Chelsea line-up: Reece James starts, Pulisic not even on the bench

Frank Lampard, head coach of Chelsea FC gestures during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Valencia CF at Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2019 in London,...

Chelsea take on Lille in the Champions League tonight...

Chelsea starting XI: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Tomori, Zouma; James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Willian; Abraham.

Chelsea substitutes: Caballero, Christensen, Kovacic, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Batshuayi.

Chelsea head to France this evening as they take on Lille in their second Champions League group stage game of the season.

The Blues lost 1-0 at home to Valencia in their last Champions League game, and will be looking to hit back with a big result this evening.

Kepa Arrizabalaga unsurprisingly starts in goal, but Lampard has gone with Cesar Azpilicueta, Fikayo Tomori and Kurt Zouma as the back three in front of him this evening.

Reece James is handed a start at right wing back with Marcos Alonso on the left, whilst Jorginho and N'Golo Kante play in midfield, with Kante passed fit to play.

Mason Mount and Willian both starts in the advanced midfield roles, operating behind and around striker Tammy Abraham as Lampard goes with a 3-4-2-1 system.

Olivier Giroud is back on the bench tonight, alongside Willy Caballero, Andreas Christensen, Mateo Kovacic, Pedro, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Michy Batshuayi.

That means that Christian Pulisic isn't even in the squad tonight, as his early struggles at Stamford Bridge continue.

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