Chelsea FC boss Thomas Tuchel has dropped Romelu Lukaku from his starting XI to face Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The German has reverted to a back three with the trio of Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic tasked to lead the hosts attack.
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Lukaku came under fire following his performance in Chelsea’s win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League after recording just seven touches in 90 minutes.
Chelsea Starting XI: Mendy, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Alonso, Ziyech, Havertz, Pulisic.
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Lukaku, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Saul, Mount, Kenedy, Sarr, Vale.
Lille Starting XI: Leo Jardim, Celik, Fonte, Botman, Djalo, Onana, Xeka, Andre, Sanches, David, Bamba.
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Subs: Grbic, Gudmundsson, Ben Arfa, Yilmaz, Lihadji, Gomes, Weah, Zhegrova, Bradaric, Raux.