– Chelsea vs Lille’s Champions League clash ended in favour of the Blues
– Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta scored the two goals that helped the Premier League side reach the next stage of the competition
– Valencia are the second team in Group H that qualified to the next round after beating Ajax in the other game
Chelsea progress to Champions League knockout stage after beating stubborn Lille 2-1 at the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
The match saw German defender Antonio Ruediger return to the club’s starting line up for the first time since April as he partnered Kurt Zouma in the heart of defence.
England-born of Nigerian descent Tammy Abraham put the Blues in front after connecting with Willian’s square pass from the right flank in the 19th minute.
The west London club enjoyed a nice build-up from their half before they went ahead to break the deadlock in the first twenty minutes of the encounter.
Cesar Azpilicueta doubled the hosts’ lead with just ten minutes to wrap up the first half of the encounter.
The 30-year-old Spaniard rose up above his opponents to head home Emerson’s corner, again, from the right flank to put the home team in a comfortable position.
Coach Frank Lampard’s men continued mounting pressure on the visitors as they needed nothing but a win to ensure they reach the next stage of the competition.