Corner Ziyech – HAVERTZ: 1: 0

Chelsea immediately pressed the pace and Lille in the defensive. Until the first top chances of the dominant hosts, it did not last long, Hvertz had the early lead twice on the foot (4th, 7.). Better, the ex-Leverkusen made only a little later than he decidedly unified a Ziyech corner (8.).

At Lille, coach Jocelyn Gourvennec after the 0-0 against Metz for Gudmundsson, Gomes and Yilmaz with Celik, Onana and Renato Sanches had a new trio sent to the square – and the ex-Munich would have been careful with the support of Rüdiger almost for the compensation, The ball flew just over thereafter after the defender’s injured rescue attempt (11.).

The bold Frenchmen made sure that the statics after the Furious start of the counterparty in an intense and temporal duel changed something – not always the defensive of the blues retained the overview with partially angry attacks of OSC, but did not allow any compelling compensation.

Defensive around Thiago Silva is sure

Rarely, the eleven of Thomas Tuchel, who had nominated in the league against Crystal Palace Azpilicueta, Kovacic and Marcos Alonso for Sarr, Jorginho and Lukaku (All Bank) compared to the 1-0 Award success in the league against Crystal Palace Azpilicueta, Kovacic and Marcos Alonso (Marcos Alonso, 18.) – But put their main focus on a compact defense.

This worked well. The dugs pressed early and also recorded good approaches, but in the last third but the ignition idea was missing and again and again the ball landed at unprecedented playing in the catches of Thiago Silva & Co.

Chelsea lay on the lurk, sprayed with Ballerberner Kanté at a counterattack danger, Ziyech but worn out in the penalty area (29th). Otherwise, except for a long-distance shot of André in Mendy’s arms (36th), the first Goal Shot of the OSC, nothing more.

Kantés Great Run: 2: 0 by Pulisic

Chelsea also caught the better start at the beginning of the second passage, with good opportunities for Marcos Alonso (54.) and Hvertz (59th) increased the Tuchel-Eleven their opportunity plus. And the defending champion struck again: Kanté was in the midfield on the way to the penalty area inexorably, his tempered passed pass to Pulisic, who skillfully completed – 2: 0 (63.).

The blues now controlled the game, were still inviolable in the last third, even because Lille with a little more ball possessions remained harmless despite all efforts – a shy header of Botman in the 71st minute was hardly worth an entry on the chance box.

Christian Pulisic Goal against Lille with Griddy Celebration ????
A true opportunity to improve its own starting position through the headline, did not result in the dugs with the substitute Yilmaz. On the other hand, Werner still worked in the final minutes while Lukaku remained on the bench.

In the second leg, which takes place on March 16 (21 clock) in Lille, the blues have good cards on the quarterfinals. The next games: Chelsea meets on Sunday (5:30 pm) in the final of the English League Cup on Liverpool. Lille also guests on Sunday (20.45 clock) in Ligue 1 at Lyon.