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Chelsea beat Lille 2-1 to book a place in UCL group stages.

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A 2-1 victory for Chelsea at home to Lille put Frank Lampard’s side in the draw for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.

It was a game that Chelsea had to win.

A victory for Chelsea was the only result that would take then through to the knock stages of the competition.

Having only mustered up one point in their campaign so for the French side it was a matter of pride.

Lille wanted to simply restore some pride, as the only guarantee they had was to finish bottom of the group.

Frank Lampard’s side got off to a great start.

Youngster Tammy Abraham proved himself once more when he opened the scoring win the 19th minute.

Abraham got on the end of a Willian cross to give his side the lead with his 13th goal of the season.

Only 17 minutes later, the lead was doubled.

Azpilicueta headed in from Emerson’s corner to make it 2-0 in the 35th minute.

Chelsea appeared to be coasting, and happy to play out the rest of the game by dominating possesion.

Lille apparently had other ideas, and were not willing to role over.

The French side put up a prideful fight.

They were rewarded for their efforts in the 78th minute, with a goal one time Chelsea striker Loic Remy.

The last 12 minutes saw the London side rattled and cagey, yet they were able to see it through.