Losc vs chelsea. Chelsea vs. LOSC Lille result: Blues in cruise control with comfortable win

LOSC vs. Chelsea odds, picks and predictions

Kovacic has to defend on the edge of his own area to stop a Lille breakaway, and then the hosts go up the other end, but Kovacic ends up running it out of play. Joe Terry, Chelsea reporter There were moments in the first half, just after Burak's penalty, when it seemed Chelsea might crumble. Former LOSC boss Rudi Garcia urged the hosts "to plant bits of madness into this encounter" and at times they succeeded.

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It all adds up to one larger detail: the French champions are out. Lille's hopes were dashed for good when Azpilicueta beat goalkeeper Leo Jardim at the end of a good spell of possession.

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Lille grew more confident, pressing their hosts higher up the pitch and committing more bodies forward.

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Chelsea vs. LOSC Lille result: Blues in cruise control with comfortable win

The hosts went in front and looked good, only for a lapse in concentration that meant they had to start from scratch. Lines last updated at 8:26 a. Ylmaz took it and fired the ball into the top corner past Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in the 38th minute.

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LOSC Lille vs Chelsea FC Prediction & Betting Tips

Much remains uncertain about Chelsea's future, but for now, the reigning champions are through to the Champions League quarterfinals. The shot is blocked by Çelik, who took a blow clearing the initial cross. Chelsea have looked dangerous when they've had a chance to counter.

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Renato Sanches carries the ball on the counter, but is tracked all the way by Christian Pulisic who manages to stop him at the expense of a throw in.

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LOSC vs. Chelsea odds, picks and predictions

Chelsea's wing backs were key, with the hosts regularly overloading their visitors in wide areas, and Chelsea were able to play through Lille's press with ease early on. However, Thomas Tuchel's team are excellent at riding out difficult moments, confident that their discipline, quality and mental strength will seem them through. Azpilicueta has captained Chelsea in six of its seven Champions League matches.

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