CHELSEA 2-0 LILLE: Three best players in the game as the Blues win 2-0


1. Thiago Silva

  Despite Marcos Alonso’s errors on the left flank, Thiago Silva was able to close out a recent defensive thriller.  The Brazil international has been a strong supporter of the Blues and is unhappy with Alonso’s mistake which has allowed the opponent to dominate on a number of occasions.

“ The man who seems to have written the encyclopaedia on defending, Thiago Silva is there again and again, interceptions, positioning, defending, he’s got it “ 

5 Clearances 

2 Blocked Shots 

1 Interception 

1 Tackle 

6/9 total duels won 

90% Pass Accuracy

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CHELSEA 2-0 LILLE: Three best players in the game as the Blues win 2-0

  2. Renato Sanches

  Renato Sanches can be said to be one of Lille’s standout performers in today’s game.  He performed well in the middle of the park and with his speed, drifting technique and courage, he could have had trouble for the Blues back in the first 45 minutes, but it was well played in the second half.  Ranato Sanches also struggled to find the back of the net after crossing several players wearing a blue shirt, but the shot went wide of the post.

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  3. Ngolo Kante.

  The French midfielder played a key role in the build-up to the second goal.  He fired from midfield and gave full time to Pulisic who scored from close range.  Although Renato Sanches showed for Lille, Kante also did a good job for the hosts and with two long goals and two assists, the blues were able to open the scoring in the first half, but could only lead by 1 goal.  not on a half-time break by Kai Havertz.

  Ngolo Kante found the back of the net for Alonso, and the Spaniard should have scored from close range.

N’Golo Kante vs Lille (H):

48 completed passes (90.6%)

1 assist 

2 key passes – 1 big chance created

4 long passes completed (80%)

2 successful dribbles (66.6%)

4 tackles

2 interceptions

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