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Chelsea got the win over Lille away at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy stadium on Wednesday night, but it was a hard fought victory for Frank Lampard’s side.
Chelsea had gone up through Tammy Abraham in the 22nd minute, only for Victor Osimhen to equalise for the hosts just after 10 ten minutes. Both sides had chances to win the game, but it was Willian who scored late on to seal a victory for Chelsea.
After the game, Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante admitted that the French side were a difficult opponent and also hailed young forward Tammy Abraham for his goal.
“We were expecting a complicated match,” admitted Kante.
“Frankly, Lille had a good game, they often put us in trouble, we wanted to win, we managed to win.
“We’re going to be satisfied with this victory Tammy Abraham is a player who has been in Chelsea for a long time, he’s doing great things and scores a lot of goals, he scores tonight and it’s nice to have him.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reserved special praise for defender Fikayo Tomori after his performance in the win over Lille.
Tomori was assured in defence and provided the assist for Abraham’s opener.
Lampard told BT Sport: “It feels really good.
“This was a really hard place to come, added to the pressure of not beating Valencia. And it was the first time for a few travelling in Europe.
“Fikayo Tomori was outstanding again. He has to keep on with that.
“Now Ajax have set their stall out in the group. This gives us confidence and points. Now the hard work begins.”