Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by Europa League holders Sevilla at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
Chelsea struggled for rhythm during a largely uneventful first half, with Sevilla dominating possession but not creating much against a solid Chelsea defence.
Despite dominating the possession in the first half, Sevilla had nothing tangible to show for their impressive opening — though a Sergi Gomez header from Suso’s free-kick forced Mendy into a good save.
Chelsea’s first effort of real note arrived in the 31st minute when Timo Werner’s stabbed effort was easily held by Yassine Bounou.
Chelsea started the second half as the better side, with the Blues more purposeful, faster and dangerous — everything we weren’t in the first half.
After Chelsea dominated the first 15 minutes of the second half, the rest of the game was a much more even affair, and in the end, neither side could conjure enough quality to find the breakthrough.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will be happy with a point gained and a clean sheet.