Willian Hits Winner Against Lille in Landmark Chelsea Game

Ross Houston
October 3, 2019

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has described the Blues 2-1 win over Lille as "massive", the result handing Frank Lampard his first win in the Champions League as a manager.

Tammy Abraham broke the deadlock for Chelsea in France.

"He's hungry for goals, he's physical, he gives everything for the team, he has quality with ball at his feet".

'It was a fantastic birthday and what a way to celebrate, with a goal and three points, ' added Abraham.

The young defender launched it into the area where Abraham, just onside, was able to control the ball, spin and place it beyond Lille keeper Mike Maignan.

Chelsea were pegged back by Victor Osimhen's equaliser, but Willian volleyed in a late winner on his 300th Chelsea appearance. "Maybe we didn't learn anything from the Ajax game", Fonte said.

"I saw elements in Tammy's game today that I hadn't seen as much that I'd have liked to", he said on BT Sport. The roof was on, the crowd were up for it.

"We've got the players for it, we've got fantastic players".

"Set-pieces are a problem for us and we have to keep working on that even more, but with the way we played, the chances we created and the possession of the ball we had, I felt we deserved to win".

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga almost gifted Lille another equaliser in injury time as he mis-hit a clearance straight at Boubakary Soumare, but the Spaniard recovered quickly by diving at the midfielder's feet to collect the ball.

Chelsea captain Azplilicueta told the club's official website of a player still adjusting to new surroundings: "As the manager said, we are a group, we are all important on this long path, we are only in October". Hopefully we can all live that kind of night for a long time. The roof was on, the crowd were up for it, the speed in their team on the counter-attack was evident, something we knew we had to be ready for, and I thought our performance was really good.

"It gives us confidence, it gives us points, it gives us a feeling in the group that we're in a better position, but now the hard work begins".

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