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• Third in last season's Premier League, Chelsea also qualified for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage as the winners of the UEFA Europa League, and are taking part for the 16th time; only once, as holders in 2012/13, have they failed to reach the knockout stages.

Chelsea need a win against LOSC Lille to be sure of reaching the UEFA Champions League round of 16 as Group H concludes with three teams fighting it out for the two qualification places.

Before losing to Valencia on Matchday 1, their last continental defeat had come at Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg in March 2018 (0-3), although they did lose on penalties against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup this August following a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes in Istanbul.



• The Blues were UEFA Europa League winners under Maurizio Sarri in 2018/19, beating Arsenal 4-1 in the competition's first all-English final since Tottenham overcame Wolves in the 1972 UEFA Cup.

• Second in Ligue 1 last term, this is LOSC's sixth appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage and their first since 2012/13.

Links and trivia • Loïc Rémy made 32 Premier League appearances for Chelsea between 2014 and 2016, helping them win the league and English League Cup in 2014/15.

• Les Dogues won their last away group game before this season, 2-0 at BATE in November 2012; they have triumphed in two of their last six away games in the UEFA Champions League proper but overall have won only three of their 18 away games in the competition (D4 L11).
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