Chelsea 2-1 Lille: Blues reach last 16 after late scare


Chelsea squeezed into the last 16 of the Champions League, surviving a late scare to beat Lille 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Tammy Abraham gave Chelsea the lead from close range (19), his fifth goal in nine for club and country before Cesar Azpilicueta headed home their second from a corner (35).

Former Chelsea forward Loic Remy made for a nervy finish as he superbly halved the deficit with Lille’s first shot on target (78), but Frank Lampard’s side held on.