Chelsea seized control of their Champions League last-16 tie with Lille as goals from Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic secured a 2-0 win in the first leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

 

Havertz had already missed two good chances when he rose to meet Hakim Ziyech’s corner unmarked to put Chelsea in front after eight minutes, and while Lille impressed throughout this opening leg, it was the home side who would extend their advantage when Pulisic ran onto N’Golo Kante’s pass to beat Leo Jardim (63).

Romelu Lukaku is an unused substitute following his anonymous display against Crystal Palace. 

Lukaku, who produced just seven touches during the full 90 minutes of Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday in the Premier League, was an unused substitute as Havertz bristled with confidence in the false nine role.

Source: Sky Sports