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Chelsea U19 team are yet to get a win in the UEFA Youth League after losing 2-0 to Lille U19 team in the afternoon game held at Lille’s training ground.
The Chelsea U19 team featured players like Billy Gilmour, Marc Guehi, Tino Anjorin and Ian Maatsen, who are recently made their debut for Chelsea.
It was our young Chelsea team who had the first effort on goal but it was smashed over by Tariq Lamptey after the right-back had combined well with Thierno Ballo down that side of the pitch.
Chelsea continued to dominate the early stages of the game and midway through the first half were gifted a chance to open the scoring but centre-forward Armando Broja could not beat the goalkeeper with his low shot.
Chelsea finally scored after half-an-hour gone but the effort was ruled out for offside.
Despite dominating the first half, Chelsea went in at half-time one goal down after Noah Fatar converted from the penalty spot for the hosts.
The Blues changed shape with quarter-of-an-hour to go as we searched for the equaliser.
With time running out we hit the woodwork for the second time in the game.
In added time, Fadiga Ouattara, who had just come on for Camara scored Lille’s second with his first touch of the ball.
Chelsea: Nicolas Tie; Tariq Lamptey, Marc Guehi (c), Clinton Mola, Ian Maatsen; Thierno Ballo, Xavier Simons (Dion Rankine 86), Billy Gilmour, George Nunn (Joe Haigh 75); Tino Anjorin; Armando Broja (Henry Lawrence 55).
Unused subs: Karlo Ziger, Levi Colwill, Dynel Simeu, Marcel Lewis.
Booked Ballo 8, Anjorin 78, Maatsen
Lille: Chevalier; Kanda, Niasse (c), Innocenti, Bouleghcha; Camara (Ouattara 90+2), Niandu, Longonda (Majid 75), Bardelli; Cogalan (Mandefu 55), Fatar.
Unused subs: Dejonge, Bangoura, Ben Hamed, Boul
Scorers Fatar 45+1 pen, Ouattara 90+2
Booked Nlandu 26, Ouattara 90+3