90+4min: FULL TIME! CHELSEA WIN!
90+2min:One more bit of silliness from Tomori and Kepa, with the latter shanking his clearance, however accumulating the ball mute without making a giftof a penalty!
90min:4 added minutes as Alonso hacks particular one other ball.
88min:Kante’s fouled in midfield however play goes on. Alonso covers wisely on the flank to intention shut a honest kick on the opposite hand.
87min:Kovacic on for Mount as Lampard adds an additional central midfielder.
86min:Lille intention shut a corner, Bamba takes, however Chelsea head particular. Lille grasp the ball, however Alonso heads particular on the next injurious forward of Hudson-Odoi wins a lunge to let Chelsea out.
85min:Pedro on for Willian, who’s had his speed urge.
84min:Tomori makes a mistake at long final, as he’s caught on the ball by Osimhen, however Kepa pulls out a magic trick to take the ball off the striker’s foot. Let off.
81min:Bamba finds rental for a injurious, however Kepa collects with ease.
78min: GOAL!!!!! WILLLIANNNNNN!!!!!Abraham gets Chelsea keen forward by switching play, however Chelsea grasp it up and place a position within the final third. The ball’s at final worked to the left, where Hudson-Odoi shakes off his man and crosses within the final manner to Willian on the some distance put up. He objects up for a first-time volley and while it’s no longer the cleanest strike, it’s bounced into the receive! 2-1, CHELSEA!!!
75min:Xeka on for Araujo in Lille’s final change.
73min:Kante turns in midfield and starts forward, discovering Abraham who plays it to Willian, who finds Mount with a colossal lunge. His first-contact is colossal, his assassinate is horrible. Enormous opportunity, mountainous omit.
71min:Willian plays in Abraham, who goes for a injurious-shot that doesn’t come by paydirt. Lille then counter with numbers, however Osimhen goes at it alone and blazes over the bar. At the a entire lot of end, Hudson-Odoi does the an identical.
70min:Mount with the corner; goalkeeper catches and launches a counter, however Tomori reveals off his bustle to trace again and quilt and intention shut a throw.
69min:Azpi places in a appropriate injurious that Lille factual dash away. Hudson-Odoi and Mount combine to intention shut a corner.
67min:Hudson-Odoi arrives, James makes manner. Chelsea change to a 4-2-3-1. Lille reply by inserting on Renato Sanches for Benjamin Andre.
64min:Willian works a couple crosses from the precise, the most necessary getting nipped off the toe of Mount, the 2d reaching Alonso on the some distance put up — however his first-time volley is hit into the bottom and blocked by a defender.
60min:After moderately of therapy, Ikone is able to crawl off under his grasp vitality. He appears to be like k, however is substituted off for Yazici anyway.
58min:Zouma with a wonderfully timed, if wicked-footed, crunching sliding clearance on Ikone leaves the latter in a heap, preserving his knee.
57min:Willian now pops up on the left, combining with Alonso and Mount, however the latter gets his contact moderately wicked and Lille can particular. Chelsea inserting forward controlled possession for a spell.
54min:Willian and James strive to combine on the precise flank, however they arrive by their alerts crosses and Lille occupy a honest kick.
52min:Gabriel and Tomori come collectively within the Chelsea penalty position. Lille allure for a penalty, however it completely became once extra of a lunge on Tomori than the rest. Referee gives a corner, which Lille intention shut on the near put up. Kepa makes the acrobatic establish with the fingertip to divert it huge. Lille’s next corner practically hits Kante within the arm (hits his side as an alternative), forward of Osimhen practically takes off Zouma’s head with a raised boot and Chelsea can at final particular.
48min:Willian takes this corner, outswinger, with Tomori rising top likely, however getting his header prosperous beam.
47min:Spacious ball in from Reece on the precise side is cleared by a despairing Gabriel, factual forward of Abraham arriving. Lille particular the follow-up corner, however Chelsea grasp possession and intention shut one other one.
HALF-TIME:No changes for either side.
45+2min:Kante pinches the ball at midway and drives forward, enjoying huge to Alonso. His crosses misses every person within the heart, however is laid again all the arrangement in which during the tip from the some distance side. Jorginho arrives for a first-time curling effort, which smacks off the put up and large! So miserable! Half of-time.
45min:Mount swings within the free kick, discovering Alonso, however his header is over the bar.
44min:Tomori presses excessive on the left wing and wins the ball from Ikone, who in turns fouls him to prevent a counter and gets booked.
43min:James and Mount play precise to left, discovering Alonso, however his cutback is cleared for a throw. Chelsea grasp possession, unless Kante loses the ball. Willian tracks again, however is named for a lunge.
41min:Mount wins a free kick in top shooting position, 20-25 yards out, if moderately too central. Willian and Alonso conference over it. The latter takes, however misses the target.
40min:James bodies Bamba off the ball because the Lille participant regarded to interrupt beyond the again line.
38min:Lille watch long to Osimhen, however Kepa’s manner out of his honest to brush it up. Osimhen and Azpilicueta meanwhile come by into moderately of handbags. The referee mediates and besides they shake on it.
36min:Alonso concedes a corner and Chelsea once more occupy tremendous bother in facing it. At final, Jorginho carries it out of defense and we pick for a moment.
35min:Reece James into the e book for a sliding address on Ikone. Chelsea are rattled, as Kepa catches the injurious.
33min: Honest. Lille.Chelsea prepare to dash the corner away for one other corner, however can’t moderately come by it again, as Osimhen rises top likely, in between Zouma and Tomori, and nods into the again of the receive with a downwards header.1-1.
31min:Jorginho wins the ball in midfield and Willian leads the counter, however he doesn’t open the ball and Lille intention shut it from him and open a counter themselves. Araujo dips a shoulder on Tomori and takes honest, however Kepa’s down fleet with a mountainous establish.
29min:Abraham wins a lunge on midway after Chelsea come by away with some sloppy play on the again in attempting to play out. But we’ll’t grasp on to the ball for too long.
24min:Willian turns his man in midfield and drives forward, discovering Alonso on the left. He plays it again all the arrangement in which through to Mount, however he can’t moderately come by the rental to shoot, and Lille defend desperately to prevent Alonso and Abraham from doing in order wisely.
22min: GOALL!!!! ABRAHAM!!Tomori with a magnificent through ball to Abraham, who turns and finishes with ease. Lille convinced he became once offside and stopped enjoying, however replays assassinate it particular that he became once performed wisely onside by the left again. VAR approves.1-0, CHELSEA!!!
20min:Zouma makes an actual mess of a easy play, however Kepa’s like a flash to come out of his position and particular forward of the Lille participant. Lille come again, however Tomori makes a key address.
19min:Alonso wins a free kick on the midway line as Celik takes him out. Home fans no longer tickled with that name, however it completely regarded ethical on replay.
18min:A Willian flick in midfield doesn’t come off and Lille strive to counter on the left. Azpilicueta covers and wins a throw.
17min:Chelsea play precise-to-left then left-to-precise, forward of James and Azpi are attempting crosses. The latter’s is cleared straight to Mount on the tip of the position. He chests it down however gets his volley all wicked and wisely huge.
16min:Kante and Abraham combine to open Mount on the precise, he’s tackled by two to intention shut a throw, from which Chelsea mess round to the left and serve possession.
14min:Lille lunge it round for moderately, then open a long ball down the precise channel, which is cleared by Zouma. Chelsea then intention shut a throw from Lille’s throw because the 2 groups proceed to in truth feel every assorted out.
11min:A long ball from Alonso is factual out of Mount’s reach. Chelsea having hundreds of possession, however Lille moderately tickled so some distance.
9min:Willian and James combine for a injurious, which is punched away by Maignan factual above Abraham’s head.
8min:Lille counter and intention shut a corner, which is performed speedy and at final to Ikone. He works rental for a shot, however it completely’s blocked.
5min:Chelsea, in all white, with the early possession. Lille tickled to let us occupy it, and we work it to Alonso, who places in a injurious that’s missed by a couple, at the side of James on the some distance side.
3min:Willian flicks to Mount, who practically finds Abraham. Fonte intervenes.
KICK-OFF:It’s some distance indeed a 3-4-3 from Chelsea, with Tomori-Zouma-Azpi all the arrangement in which during the again, with James at wing-again.
Welcome to the Ex-Hazard Derby, that can perchance well most doubtless also or is most doubtless no longer a need to-intention shut for Chelsea if we’re to occupy a pragmatic hope of reaching the knockout rounds of the Champions League. It’s most doubtless no longer, however why possibility it?
And obvious ample, N’Golo Kante starts.
I’m guessing it’s a 3-4-3, however it completely might well even even be a 4-3-3 with either Azpilicueta or Reece James because the third midfielder.
Right here we lunge!
Lille starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Maignan | Mandava, Gabriel, Fonte (c), Zeki Celik | Andre, Soumare | Bamba, Araujo, Ikone | Osimhen
Substitutes from:Leo Cesar, Soumaoro, Xeka, Remy, Yusuf Yazici, Renato Sanches, Bradaric
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Arrizabalaga | Tomori, Zouma, Azpilicueta | Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, James | Mount, Abraham, Willian
Substitutes from:Caballero, Christensen, Kovacic, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi, Giroud
Date / Time:Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT; 12: 30am IST (next day)
Venue:Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France
On TV:BT Sport 2 (UK); none (USA); Sony Six (India); SuperSport8, Canal+ Sport 2 (NGA);in assorted locations
Streaming:BT Sport Are living (UK);B/R Are living: $2.99,TUDNxtra(USA); Sony LIV (India); DStv Now (NGA)
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