All Rights Reserved. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. For now, those who left Stamford Bridge did so with the satisfaction of knowing the first big test had been passed.Chelsea 2-1 Lille: Chelsea clinched their place in the last 16 with a win secured by first-half goals from Tammy Abraham and captain Cesar Azpilicueta.Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Ajax is in first place with 10 points, while Valencia is in second with eight, the same amount as Chelsea.But the Spanish side won the head-to-head tiebreaker (one win, one draw against Chelsea). Willian did well in the area on the right, forcing his way to the byline and squaring for Abraham, who shuffled his feet cleverly to turn into the gaping net.It was 2-0 with 10 minutes to go in the first half as Emerson's wicked corner from the right found Azpilicueta completely unmarked, and he made no mistake, powering a header into the net from six yards.Chelsea should have been 3-0 up after the break as goalkeeper Mike Maignan denied Pulisic and then Willian, but as the weather eased off in west London, so did the action in the second half.That was until 12 minutes remaining when Lille, with their very first shot on target, were brought to within a goal of Chelsea as Remy's superb first-time effort from 12 yards from a Jonathan Bamba centre went in off the underside of the crossbar.Chelsea still attacked, despite knowing a Lille equaliser would send them out; sub Michy Batshuayi nearly put the game to bed with a turn and shot inches over the bar.It was still an unnecessarily nervy final few moments, having dominated 90 per cent of the contest, and Chelsea may need to up their game as they prepare to face a group winner in the last 16 having finished behind Valencia. Nevertheless, the French outfit has taken one point from a possible 15 in Europe this season and may be lacking motivation midweek.That being said, Chelsea looks vulnerable after winning once in its last five outings and dropping 3-1 away to Everton on Saturday. The second created a lane for the American to burst into. Galtier could make widespread changes to his team considering Lille’s certain fourth-place finish, although some stars may crave one final appearance in continental competition.Chelsea can still finish first in Group H should it win and Ajax draw at home to Los Che. But it was no coincidence that Abraham’s departure in the 72nd minute opened the door Lille. What once could have been a showdown between exciting American talents in Pulisic and Lille's Tim Weah wound up featuring neither of them, with the latter still out with an injury.Pulisic's lack of playing time has snowballed into a troubling trend–one that isn't troubling U.S. national team manager Gregg Berhalter. Chelsea booked their place in the last-16 of the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Lille, but they were forced to suffer a tense conclusion at … The Blues hope to climb from third in Group H and clinch a place in the round of 16. But the Blues make it, sealing a last-16 spot, to join Liverpool. Chelsea booked their place in the last-16 of the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Lille, but they were forced to suffer a tense conclusion at … He did register an assist in a starting role vs. fourth-tier Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup on Sept. 25. Berhalter took no issue with that, saying he was released with "no strings attached" and that he has to earn his way into the squad.That's become a bit more challenging after the return of Callum Hudson-Odoi, who missed the start of the season after overcoming a long-term Achilles injury. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) Chris Brunskill/Fantasista,LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Lille OSC at Stamford Bridge on December 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. "We believe in the long run he's going to be fine. The Blues hope to climb from third in Group H and clinch a place in the round of 16. “I used to love big nights as a player,” he said, like a recovering addict reminiscing about highs now firmly in his past.That’s the thing about the European Cup. Italian duo Emerson and Jorginho were the others to come back into the team, with Andreas Christensen, Reece James and Mason Mount dropping to the bench. vs Lille. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Chelsea 2-1 Lille: Blues reach last 16 after late scare Chelsea finish second behind Valencia; draw for last 16 takes place on Monday Wednesday 11 December 2019 06:26, UK You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment.The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. UEFA Champions League Group H.Chelsea squeezed into the last 16 of the Champions League, surviving a late scare to beat Lille 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.Tammy Abraham gave Chelsea the lead from close range (19), his fifth goal in nine for club and country, before Cesar Azpilicueta headed home their second from a corner (35).Former Chelsea forward Loic Remy made for a nervy finish as he superbly halved the deficit with Lille's first shot on target (78), but Frank Lampard's side held on.Due to an inferior head-to-head record, Chelsea finished second in Group H behind Valencia, who won 1-0 at Ajax, meaning the Dutch side drop into the Europa League having been semi-finalists in this competition last season.The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League takes place on Monday in Nyon, with proceedings set to start at 11am, UK time.In monsoon-like conditions early on, Chelsea moved through the gears to all-but put the game to bed by half-time.Christian Pulisic, Emerson and N'Golo Kante all went close with efforts from just in and around the box, before Chelsea got their opener. Chelsea 2-1 Lille (Remy, 78 mins) 3.49pm EST 15:49 Half time: Chelsea 2-0 Lille; 3.35pm EST 15:35 GOAL! Arsenal beat Fulham in their first match of the season while West Ham lost to Newcastle United in their home opener.We have an exciting afternoon ahead of us in the Premier League, here's everything you need to know to follow the action today!Please check your email for a confirmation. is desperate for three points when it hosts Champions League foes Lille on Tuesday. 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Kante, typically, was everywhere.Yet, still, there was an inevitability to the nervy finish, and it will not have done much to assuage the worries of those who feel this inability to close games out will mean a top four spot will always be under jeopardy and sustained success will require further development and investment.Those, however, are tomorrow's worries. "In terms of our team, his status hasn’t changed one bit," Berhalter said. Mateo Kovacic was his usual industrious self. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. 2:37 pm ET,Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world,Man City, United start in opposite directions,McKennie starts in debut for Juventus; Ronaldo scores,What to know about UCL qualifying play-offs,Chelsea set to sign Mendy to replace Kepa in goal,Son scores four, Kane sets assist record in Spurs' win,Zidane says Real Madrid had no problem with Bale. Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount and veterans Pedro and Willian have made Pulisic the odd man out, even with his $73 million price tag.The 21-year-old American has appeared in six matches for Chelsea thus far, still looking for his first goal. 4.53pm EST 16:53 Final score: Chelsea 2-1 Lille; 4.36pm EST 16:36 GOAL! A counter-attack here, a surging run from Luiz Araujo there. Ligue des champions - Suivez en live la rencontre de Football opposant Lille OSC et Chelsea. Not everyone gets to sample it and even fewer know the buzz of its particular strain of success. Chelsea vs. Lille - 12/10/19 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction. Start your Independent Premium subscription today.Luckily, Loic Remy’s finish to cut into Chelsea’s 2-0 lead with 12 minutes to go was nothing more than a consolation. A third, more of a saunter than a sprint, then saw Abraham get into position for Willian’s cut-back.When Cesar Azpilicueta added a second, the result seemed academic. Christian Pulisic has hit yet another road bump early in his time as a Chelsea player.Resigned to the bench in four of the club's last five matches, Pulisic was left out of the 18-man squad altogether for Chelsea's Champions League match against Lille on Wednesday. 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Xeka's shot from outside the box is blocked and Yazici launches an effort towards goal that fizzes wide of … Frank Lampard is on the verge of booking knockout stage football in his first season managing in the Champions League, but he’ll have to leapfrog Ajax or Valencia in order to do so.The Godenzonen lead Group H by two points and host Valencia on Tuesday, with Los Che level on eight points with the Blues ahead by virtue of goal difference. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images) TF-Images,Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic, left, goes for the ball in front of Lille's Boubakary Soumare during the Champions League Group H soccer match between Chelsea and Lille at Stamford Bridge stadium in London ,Tuesday, Dec.10, 2019. The five minutes of injury time that brought groans only meant the cheers upon full-time were that much sweeter. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. In the home opener against Borussia Mondchengladbach, Reyna scored his first Bundesliga goal, giving Dortmund a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute in front...Arsenal is looking for their second consecutive win to begin the 2020-21 Premier League season when they host West Ham at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Just as against West Ham and Everton, they made it hard for themselves.This time, though, they were able to nab the win and progression through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League confirmed.That was reflected in Lampard’s rhetoric going into this match which was typical of former player who thrived on these sorts of occasions. Lampard even suggested Rudiger could start in the absence of injured Fikayo Tomori.Lille forward Timothy Weah will play no part at Stamford Bridge due to injury, while Reinildo and Adama Soumaoro are doubtful. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.Chelsea booked their place in the last-16 of the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Lille, but they were forced to suffer a tense conclusion at Stamford Bridge.Despite dominating the entire game and seemingly cruising at 2-0, a goal from former Blues striker Loic Remy with twelve minutes remaining put Lille within one goal of ending the hosts’ Champions League campaign.With Valencia beating Ajax 1-0 in Amsterdam, only a win was good enough for the Blues, and it should’ve been more comfortable against a second-string Ligue 1 side which barely threatened until the 78th minute.Remy had the chance to break Chelsea hearts in injury time when he produced a tame finish while bearing down on goal.But first-half strikes from Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta proved enough to see the Blues out of Group H at the expense of Ajax.The move of the match yielded the opener, as Chelsea turned a set move into an eye-catching team goal.Christian Pulisic drove infield from the left and fed Willian cutting in from the right, who cut back a low ball for Abraham to tap in at the near post.When captain Azpilicueta headed in Emerson’s corner just past the half hour, Chelsea were in total control and already eyeing the knockout stages.The Blues bossed the second-half’s opening exchanges and should’ve extended their lead on several occasions.Everyone inside Stamford Bridge held their breath when Remy lashed home a sensational left-footed finish in-off the crossbar.Frank Lampard’s men continued to bomb forward in search of a third goal which would end the game, but instead left themselves vulnerable to the counter attack.With both full-backs committed high up the pitch, Remy was suddenly able to charge into the Chelsea box in the second minute of added time, but fired straight at Kepa.An overwhelming feeling of relief greeted the final whistle as the Blues claimed only their second win in six matches, escaping from an incredibly competitive and exciting Group H by one point.This service is provided on talkSPORT Ltd's,Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window),Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window),Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window),Download the talkSPORT app NOW – the best way to listen live. ",Chelsea now host Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm. We need to take more of our chances - whether it's the Premier League or the Champions League. (Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images) Chris Lee - Chelsea FC,Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Chelsea v Lille - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - December 10, 2019 Chelsea's Kurt Zouma in action REUTERS/David Klein DAVID KLEIN,LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Emerson Palmieri of Chelsea and Luiz Araujo of Lille during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Lille OSC at Stamford Bridge on December 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. When he contested aerial balls with defenders, he somehow managed to not just get there first but bring the ball down or chest it into a teammate nearby.Even his goal, which opened the scoring on 19 minutes, was a five-yard tap in from a stationary position that was the product of two selfless run: the first allowing N'Golo Kante to chest the ball down 20 yards out into the path of Christian Pulisic. Previous Pick. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images) GLYN KIRK,LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Lille OSC at Stamford Bridge on December 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. Chelsea Christian Pulisic Omitted Entirely for Chelsea vs. Lille in Champions League It appears that USA star Christian Pulisic has his work cut out for him to carve out a regular place at Chelsea. His replacement Michy Batshuayi could not mimic the inconvenience of Abraham or his touch that allowed Chelsea to control the game in the opposition half.Up until that point, the visitors had little to speak of. It's the most complicated group left and one of two groups that hasn't had any team clinch a spot in the next round.The poor run of form ends for the Blues with a big win at home to advance.© 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. Chelsea booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as they overcame Lille 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening. He’s a guy that can make plays and make things happen on an international level. In the UEFA Champions League, Lille are set to host Chelsea at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. With Ajax and Valencia playing in Amsterdam, the Blues are out if they lose. Chelsea survive late scare to beat Lille and reach Champions League knockout stages. Ce match se déroule le 2 octobre 2019 et débute à 21:00. The Londoners hold a 5-4 head-to-head advantage over the Dutch giants and will snatch the last seed in that scenario, although either Ajax or Valencia is sure to win the pool with a victory.NASCAR world reacts to Michael Jordan becoming team owner with Bubba Wallace as his driver,The Bucs' Ryan Jensen wasn't thrilled to see that Brett Favre was allowed in the stands,Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2 Live Stream, Start Time, Odds, TV Channel,UFC 253: 3 reasons to watch Paulo Costa vs. Israel Adesanya,New Orleans Saints vs. Las Vegas Raiders live stream, Monday Night Football, odds, tv channel, start time,Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Chelsea is desperate for three points when it hosts Champions League foes Lille on Tuesday. Chelsea's Champions League life is on the line when it hosts Lille on Tuesday on Matchday 6. Ajax, though, last season's semi-finalists, are out. New ... he was chosen Goalkeeper of the Year by the French PFA as Lille finished a surprise second place in Ligue 1. Chelsea 2-1 Lille - UEFA Champions League (H) Toni Rudiger returned to the Chelsea side for the first time since September as one of three changes from our weekend defeat at Everton. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) Julian Finney,LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Ngolo Kante of FC Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Lille OSC at Stamford Bridge on December 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. Chelsea's Champions League life is on the line when it hosts Lille on Tuesday on Matchday 6. On a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, following the. Chelsea survive late scare to beat Lille and reach Champions League knockout stages. Even on this night, with unrelenting rain roused by the winds and continually slapping you in the face, there can be a satisfying warmth to putting in a performance under the lights at Stamford Bridge.LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Chelsea line up during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Lille OSC at Stamford Bridge on December 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. He’s a catalyst for our attack. Chelsea has to better Valencia’s result in Amsterdam if it’s to progress in the competition, but Lille looks to have regained form just as the west Londoners have lost it.Christophe Galtier’s men have won three on the bounce after shrugging off a recent stretch of five matches without a victory, moving to third in Ligue 1. This was a Lille side who are deservedly bottom of the group and rested players with a Ligue 1 fixture to come on Friday against Montpellier. Nous rassemblons ci-dessous les informations, dates, tarifs et liens des différentes billetteries foot du marché français pour vous permettre d'acheter des places Lille - Chelsea.Au cours des 2 dernières rencontres entre ces deux équipes, Lille a remporté 0 matches, tandis que Chelsea s'est imposé lors de 2 matches. I can never doubt that the lads have given everything, but the reality is we need to be better in their box. But he wants his players to crave these occasions and by embracing this one means there'll be more to come in the new year. The Brazilian had kickstarted Chelsea’s Champions League campaign. ".Berhalter said that he recently visited Pulisic at Chelsea and chatted with coach Frank Lampard about the American, who was released early from U.S. camp in the September FIFA window only to not play in Chelsea's subsequent matches. He also assisted on a Mount goal vs. Norwich City in Premier League play on Aug. 24 and an Olivier Giroud goal vs. Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup on Aug. 14 in his official debut for the team.He'll have one more chance to suit up before the next international break, with Chelsea playing at Southampton on Sunday.It appears that USA star Christian Pulisic has his work cut out for him to carve out a regular place at Chelsea.© 2020 ABG-SI LLC. Perhaps the performance that will buoy him most came from Tammy Abraham who put in a composed display you tend to expect from continental regulars, not a 22-year old who was playing in the Championship last season.Before getting ahead of ourselves, it’s important to get the caveats out of the way. After Christian Pulisic rose to prominence with the German club prior to his switch to Chelsea, 17-year-old American Gio Reyna is poised to have a breakout season in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund - and he got off to a perfect start to the year on Saturday.Reyna, the son of USMNT legend Claudio Reyna, became the youngest American to ever play in the Bundesliga last season. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Lille look buoyed by that goal while Chelsea suddenly seem anxious. section: | slug: chelsea-vs-lille-champions-league-prediction-pick-tv-channel-live-stream-watch-online-time | sport: soccer | route: | When you look at his situation with Chelsea, it's not uncommon for a player to take some time to get settled and to adapt. In Group H, the Blues enter the day in third place but with the easiest path to advancing to the round of 16. Lille last played in Ligue 1 where they managed a 1-1 draw against Nice away from home. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) Thanassis Stavrakis,Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) vies with Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes during the UEFA Champion's League Group H football match between Chelsea and Lille at Stamford Bridge in London on December 10, 2019.

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