PLAYER RATINGS: N'Golo Kante and Kai Havertz shine as Chelsea cruise to a comfortable win over Lille

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PLAYER RATINGS: N’Golo Kante and Kai Havertz shine as Chelsea cruise to a comfortable win over Lille in the first leg of their last-16 of the Champions League

  • Chelsea sealed a 2-0 win over Lille in the first leg of their Champions League tie
  • Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic scored the Blues goals in the last-16 match
  • Sportsmail provides player ratings on both Chelsea and Lille in their CL contest


Chelsea sealed a comfortable 2-0 victory over French side Lille in the first leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League.

Goals from Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic guided the Blues to victory at Stamford Bridge to give them a good chance of progressing into the quarter-finals as they look to retain the European crown. 

Sportsmail’s Jacob Ranson has rated how the players performed during Tuesday evening’s Champions League tie.

Chelsea sealed a 2-0 victory over Lille in the first-leg of their last-16 Champions League tie

Chelsea sealed a 2-0 victory over Lille in the first-leg of their last-16 Champions League tie

Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic (pictured) scored the Blues goals at Stamford Bridge

Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic (pictured) scored the Blues goals at Stamford Bridge

CHELSEA

Edouard Mendy: Mendy had very little to do in the match, but dealt with everything that was thrown his way. 6

Andreas Christensen: The Danish international was solid and helped the Blues keep a clean sheet albeit he didn’t have a great deal to do. 7

Andreas Christensen put in a solid performance to help Chelsea keep a clean sheet against Lille

Andreas Christensen put in a solid performance to help Chelsea keep a clean sheet against Lille

Thiago Silva: The experienced defender made vital blocks, clearances and interceptions to help keep Lille at bay. 7

Antonio Rudiger: Nearly scored an own goal in the first-half, but remained solid other than that, and put in a superb second-half display. 7

Cezar Azpilicueta: The captain offered a threat down the right flank, although his passes and crosses amounted to nothing. 6.5

N’Golo Kante: A superb energetic performance from the French midfielder. He made key tackles and interceptions. Also made a cracking run to set up Pulisic. 8

Mateo Kovacic was forced off in the 50th minute of Chelsea's 2-0 win over Lille

Mateo Kovacic was forced off in the 50th minute of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Lille

Mateo Kovacic: Kovacic had to come off injured in the 50th minute. Solid until then although he had his work cut out as he came up against Renato Sanches. 7

Marcos Alonso: The left wing-back made plenty of promising runs down the left and caused a lot of problems for the French side. 7

Hakim Ziyech: The Moroccan international provided a good corner for Havertz goal early on in the match, but hobbled off injured. 7

Kai Havertz: The German scored in the eighth minute of the contest and could have notched a few goals if he had taken his chances. 7.5

Christian Pulisic: One of his stronger performances for the Blues, made key passes, good runs and was rewarded with a goal in the 63rd minute. 7

Subs: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (replaced Kovacic 51) 6.5

Saul (replaced Ziyech 60) 6.5

Malang Sarr (replaced Alonso 80) N/A

Timo Werner (replaced Pulisic 80) N/A

LILLE   

Leo Jardim: The Brazilian goalkeeper put in a sturdy display and couldn’t do too much to prevent the two goals. 6 

Zeki Celik: 6

Sven Botman:  6.5

Tiago Djalo:  6

Amdou Onana: 6

Xeka: 6

Benjamin Andre: 6

Renato Sanches: 7

Jonathan David: 6.5

Jonathan Bamba: 6.5

Subs: Burak Yilmaz (replaced Onana 65)

Gudmundsson (replaced Djalo 76)

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