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Chelsea legend Joe Cole: Don't take Lille lightly

Chelsea legend Joe Cole has warned his former club not to underestimate Lille.

The Blues initially drew the French champions before UEFA declared the draw 'void' after a 'technical problem'.

The draw was repeated and Chelsea once again drew Lille, who Cole played for in the 2011/12 season.

"Chelsea will be very, very happy with that but I'd put a word of caution on that because Lille are a very exciting, strong, aggressive team," Cole told BT Sport.

"They have nothing to lose. Chelsea are the champions and are the hunted.

"When Lille play, it can be one hell of an atmosphere. It's going to be a tough one.

"They're probably breathing a sigh of relief to avoid Bayern Munich and Real Madrid and I get that, but you can't discount this Lille team.

"Lots of good, young players who will be fearless so Chelsea must be wary of an upset."


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