In June 2009, he followed Guy Lacombe to Monaco. Kovacic, who has been their best midfielder this season, left the field and looked to be struggling; Ziyech followed him soon after. He passed Lukaku’s seven touches after just 15 minutes here, including a goal and at least another that should have been. 90 mins: Five minutes added on. They had more crosses into the box in their opening five minute spell than they did in 90 minutes against Palace, and Lukaku’s champions will say that was why their man looked so ineffectual. When Tuchel changed it up with 11 minutes of normal time to go, he turned to Timo Werner, not Lukaku. Tuchel has a call to make on Lukaku, too. They still struggle to make dominance stick, however. A Spurs statement, which was released less than 24 hours before they had been due to entertain Rennes, said: “We can confirm that our Uefa Europa Conference League Group G home fixture against Stade Rennais will not take place tomorrow after a number of positive Covid-19 cases at the club.
Last night, entrusted with ending the malaise it is said surrounds Chelsea strikers, he did so after eight minutes and it should have been sooner. All the talk was about Romelu Lukaku’s axe from the starting line-up but his replacement, Kai Havertz, took just eight minutes to find the net for the Blues. Just four minutes had elapsed when Cesar Azpilicueta struck a cross from the right that Havertz met running in, just a few yards from goal. Then, in the 15th minute, a corner from Jonathan Bamba created an opportunity for Benjamin Andre that was almost the equal of the one Havertz spurned. Havertz cut inside and struck a fierce shot which the Brazilian tipped round. Havertz has the potential to be Chelsea’s false nine, certainly he has the knack of scoring in important matches. The second goal, scored after 63 minutes, was typical of what Chelsea can achieve, by harnessing their counter-attacking potential. Markus Henriksen and Per Ciljan Skjelbred remain out of the Rosenborg squad after sustaining injuries in May and June respectively.
Timo Werner leads a Chelsea counter-attack after a corner is cleared but Hatem Ben Arfa illegally stops him. Lille (4-3-3): Jardim 6; Celik 6, Fonte 6.5, Botman 6.5, Tiago 6 (Gudmundsson 76); Onana 6 (Yilmaz 65, 6), Xeka 6, Andre 6; Sanches 7 (Ben Arfa 81), David 6.5 (Zhegrova 81), Bamba 6.5. Subs: Grbic, Raux, Lihadji, Gomes. Chelsea (3-4-3): Mendy 6; Christensen 7, Silva 7, Rudiger 7; Azpilicueta 6.5, Kante 8, Kovacic 7 (Loftus-Cheek 51), Alonso 7 (Sarr 80); Ziyech 7 (Niguez 60, 6.5), Havertz 7.5, Pulisic 7 (Werner 80). Subs: Kepa, Bettinelli, Jorginho, Lukaku, Chalobah, Mount, Kennedy, Vale. Havertz could have been more clinical but he is quick. Since that promotion, Lille have been a mainstay of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats, winning both the championship and the cup in season 2010-11 and qualifying regularly for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Du côté lillois, Jonathan David est le joueur le mieux coté pour le pari buteur avec un 3,30, puisqu’il est le meilleur buteur des Dogues en C1 avec 3 réalisations et 13 buts en Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Quel joueur avez-vous préféré ce soir ?