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Chelsea - Lille OSC
Champions League - 11 December 2019
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FULL TIME! CHELSEA QUALIFY FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE KNOCKOUT STAGES. A well-earned win, but one that was put in unnecessary peril due to some poor game management, as the kids say these days.
Chelsea continue to press instead of playing it safe.
Remy sprints down the left wing behind the defence, he weighs up a shot, and he skids a low shot at Kepa instead of teeing up Yacizi for a tap-in.
Five minutes of added time are indicated.
Kante finds Willian on the left. He skins his man, and a deflected cross is worked to Batshuayi, who spins and volleys an effort acrobatically over the bar.
Four minutes remaining, and Chelsea have the ball in Lille's half. They are content to keep it for now, obviously concerned they let things slip.
The French side are getting giddy with hope.
- OffMateo KovacicChelsea
- OnMason MountChelsea
And Mason Mount. That's the last change that will be made by either side.
- OffLuiz AraujoLille OSC
- OnRenato SanchesLille OSC
Here is Renato Sanches.
- GoalLoïc RémyLille OSC
GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Lille. Remy scores - The former Chelsea striker pulls off his marker in the box as he waits for Samba to pick him out, and he blasts a shot into the roof of the net.
Batshuayi finds Hudson-Odoi, who spins and makes room for a shot, and blasts it into Gabriel's head with such force that the defender will need some attention.
- OffMike MaignanLille OSC
- OnLéoLille OSC
And here is Jardim.
- OffTammy AbrahamChelsea
- OnMichy BatshuayiChelsea
Batshuayi is on.
Willian is fouled by Pied, as they challenge for a high ball. In the Lille area, Maignan is down and requires treatment. Leo Jardim is warming up.
- OffThiago MaiaLille OSC
- OnJonathan BambaLille OSC
Here comes Jonathan Bamba.
- OffChristian PulisicChelsea
- OnCallum Hudson-OdoiChelsea
Hudson-Odoi on for Pulisic.
Lille win a corner on the left. It's booted away after Yazici sends in a low shot to the near post.
Willian finds Abraham just outside the six yard box. He attempts to spin his marker but can't lose him, so tees up Azpilicueta, who can't force a shot through on goal.
A fan's view.
Kante attempts a cross on the right after a swift passing move, but Gabriel moves across to block it behind for a corner.
Lille are struggling to get out of their half. They have struggled in England, winning only once and that was in the Intertoto Cup.
Willian loops a free kick towards the bottom corner from 30 yards out, but Maignan saves, needing a second chance to stop it bobbling away to an attacker.
Free kick for Chelsea, 30 yards out, slightly to the left of centre.
- 2nd Half
We go again. Pulisic and Willian both go close early on, but he beats away both efforts in quick succession.
- End of 1st Half
That's half time. A comfortable half for Chelsea, and it's half time.
- Yellow cardKurt ZoumaChelsea
That's a yellow for Zouma.
Kante sprints to the byline and sends in a cross that is instantly blocked, and Chelsea have acorner on the right. Maignan punches it away under pressure from Zouma, and it looks like Zouma will be booked.
Emerson whips in a free kick from the right, curling it in with his left foot, and Remy stretches out a leg to knock it behind.
- Yellow cardZeki ÇelikLille OSC
Celik is booked for going through the back of Kovacic. It wasn't especially dangerous, but those are the rules.
Remy has gone down injured after bein clattered by Rudiger. It was a hefty challenge, a little like a scissor tackle, and he limps away after punching the floor in pain.
- GoalCésar AzpilicuetaChelsea
GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Lille. Azpilicueta scores - The Chelsea captain meets Emerson's corner from the right wing at the near post, and he glances a powerful header past the 'keeper, who has no time to move.
Here is the goal, by the way.
Ruidger finds Emerson on the left, and Chelsea spread the ball to the right wing again. Chelsea do need another goal to relax, as they are just one mistake away from potentially going out.
Plenty of possession for Chelsea again, which ends when Emerson is found on the left by Pulisic, who curls it straight down the throat of Maignan.
A rare moment of possession for Lille in defence.
Kovacic curls from the left and the ball bounces into the arms of the 'keeper.
Chelsea are playing with more zest now. They are camped in the Lille box as the back six look for an opening.
- GoalTammy AbrahamChelsea
GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Lille. Abraham scores - Kante chests the ball into the path of Pulisic, who advances and sends the ball right to Willian. He drives into the box, to the byline, and then slides a pass into the six yard box for Abraham to tap in.
Kante has a shot blocked on the edge of the box. It comes back to him and it looks like he's broken the deadlock, but his shot goes inches wide of the near post.
Another long ball straight into Maignan's arms. The attacking play from Chelsea today is so far a little unsophisticated.
Azpilicueta attempts to squeeze a cross from the right to Abraham, but it's punted clear.
Zouma picks out Abraham with a great long ball. The striker brings it down well, shifts it inside for Pulisic, who takes a couple of touches into the box, before he scuffs a shot just wide of the post.
Remy defends the near post to concede another corne. Willian takes again, and Maignan is able to claim. He throws it long for Araujo, but the ball carries to Kepa.
Emerson finds Jorginho. Back to Emerson and then Kante on the left, but he is bundled out by Djalo with the defender injured. Corner for Chelsea on the left.
Abraham is on the end of a long ball, but he stretches towards it as it drops and can't quite get more than perhaps an atom on it.
Maignan comes out to claim a bouncing balll into the box.
- 1st Half
The match gets underway.
Chelsea are having a mild wobble. They were beaten by West Ham and their defence looks increasingly ropey. That should or could be fixed in the transfer window, but tonight it is a weakness, unless Antonio Rudiger's return helps them settle again.
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If Lille win, they will finish bottom of the group. If they draw, they will finish bottom. If they lose, they will qualify! Sorry, I mean: they will finish bottom.
Chelsea need a win tonight. If they do that they will be through, but anything less than that might see them fall outside the top two spots.
Here is the Lille XI: Maignan, Pied, Gabriel, Djalo, Celik, Maia, Soumare, Xeka, Araujo, Yazici, Remy.
The Chelsea team news is in: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Emerson, Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante, Willian, Abraham, Pulisic. Subs: Caballero, Christensen, James, Barkley, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi.
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