#Chelsea 2-1 #Lille: #Blues edge past visitor Lille to last 16 as Remy,Abraham & Azpilicueta on target
Chelsea 2-1 Lille: Blues edge past Lille to last 16 as Abraham & Azpilicueta on target
Chelsea completed the job against Lille as Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta sent the Blues through to the Champions League’s last 16.
2019/2020 UEFA Champions League
2 – 1
Chelsea moved through to the Champions League knockout stage with a 2-1 win over a largely compliant Lille side at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta scored first-half goals as Frank Lampard’s men bounced back from their weekend defeat to Everton by sewing up second spot in Group H.
The hosts knew three points would confirm their place in the last 16 and encountered little resistance until former Chelsea forward Loic Remy netted a 78th-minute consolation for the bottom-placed French side.
Valencia’s victory over Ajax in Amsterdam denied Chelsea top spot, but Lampard will be satisfied after becoming the first Englishman to oversee the entirety of a successful group-stage campaign since Harry Redknapp, his uncle, did so with Tottenham in 2010-11.