Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla: Frank Lampard’s facet held in opening Champions League group recreation

Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla: Frank Lampard’s facet held in opening Champions League group recreation

Chelsea v Sevilla in the Champions League
Chelsea had 4 makes an attempt at aim within the opening 14 minutes of the second half, double their tally from the primary half

Chelsea suffered a irritating begin to their Champions League marketing campaign as they have been held by Sevilla, their first goalless draw underneath Frank Lampard.

In a recreation of few clear-cut probabilities, Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy marked his return from harm with a superb save to claw away Nemanja Gudelj’s header after it had flicked off Kurt Zouma.

Sevilla, final season’s Europa League winners, confirmed off their expertise on the European stage.

Former Liverpool ahead Suso headed vast earlier than Lucas Ocampos pressured one other save from Mendy after Zouma’s poor clearance.

Chelsea improved after the break, Zouma and Ben Chilwell each heading probabilities straight at goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.

Sevilla went near taking the lead in spectacular vogue by means of substitute Joan Jordan’s dipping volley from a nook.

With Group E rivals Rennes held 1-1 in France, Chelsea head to Russia subsequent Wednesday to face Krasnodar with all 4 groups on one level.

Positives for Lampard regardless of draw

Chelsea have began this season with a flurry of objectives at one finish of the pitch – and defensive implosions on the different.

Whereas they failed to attain for less than the second time in eight video games this season, Lampard’s facet at the very least managed a clear sheet after a much-improved efficiency on the again.

Fifty-eight days after showing within the remaining for Paris St-Germain, Thiago Silva returned to the Champions League stage as Lampard shuffled his defence after conceding three towards Southampton final Saturday.

Reece James additionally marked his return to the defence with a strong efficiency, whereas Mendy’s save to disclaim Gudelj proved Chelsea have at the very least one pair of secure fingers within the squad after Kepa Arrizabalaga’s issues.

However on an evening when Lampard turned solely the second Englishman to handle in two Champions League campaigns, after Sir Bobby Robson, Chelsea struggled to trigger Sevilla sufficient issues going ahead.

Timo Werner, with seven objectives and two assists in his earlier 11 video games within the competitors, lacked service and on the uncommon events he did get sight at aim he was unable to make an impression.

Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy makes a save during his side's Champions League goalless stalemate with Sevilla
Edouard Mendy produced a strong show as Chelsea recorded a primary clear sheet within the Champions League since successful 1-0 at Ajax in October 2019

New signings bedding in

Chelsea spent £250m in the course of the summer time switch window, with 5 of their latest additions beginning this recreation.

Three – Mendy, Chilwell and Silva – impressed on the again because the Blues produced their greatest defensive efficiency of the season to cease the Spanish guests from scoring on the night time 38-year-old keeper Petr Cech was named in Chelsea’s Premier League squad.

Sevilla beat Wolves and Manchester United on their solution to successful the Europa League final season however they have been unable to discover a well beyond a well-drilled Chelsea backline.

Chilwell impressed going ahead and it was his nook which arrange an amazing probability for the unmarked Zouma earlier than the previous Leicester participant was offered with an opportunity of his personal however couldn’t beat Bounou.

Fewest makes an attempt at aim since 2015 – the stats

  • Chelsea recorded simply six pictures, their fewest makes an attempt at aim in a Champions League recreation since February 2015 – towards Paris Saint-Germain (2).
  • The Blues have drawn 5 of their previous eight Champions League residence matches, as many as of their earlier 33 video games within the competitors at Stamford Bridge.
  • Sevilla are unbeaten within the first match of their final 5 Champions League campaigns (W2 D3).
  • Chelsea have received simply one in all their previous 10 Champions League video games towards Spanish opposition (D6 L3).
  • Sevilla have did not win any of their previous 5 away video games within the group levels of the Champions League (D4 L1).

What’s subsequent?

Chelsea are again in motion on Saturday once they meet Manchester United at Outdated Trafford within the Premier League (17:30 BST).

Participant of the match

MendyEdouard Mendy


  1. Squad quantity16Participant identifyMendy

  2. Squad quantity24Participant identifyJames

  3. Squad quantity6Participant identifyThiago Silva

  4. Squad quantity21Participant identifyChilwell

  5. Squad quantity7Participant identifyKanté

  6. Squad quantity17Participant identifyKovacic

  7. Squad quantity11Participant identifyWerner

  8. Squad quantity10Participant identifyPulisic

  9. Squad quantity29Participant identifyHavertz

  10. Squad quantity22Participant identifyZiyech

  11. Squad quantity5Participant identifyJorginho

  12. Squad quantity19Participant identifyMount

  13. Squad quantity15Participant identifyZouma

  14. Squad quantity9Participant identifyAbraham

  15. Squad quantity20Participant identifyHudson-Odoi


  1. Squad quantity16Participant identifyNavas

  2. Squad quantity10Participant identifyRakitic

  3. Squad quantity19Participant identifyAcuña

  4. Squad quantity5Participant identifyOcampos

  5. Squad quantity7Participant identifySuso

  6. Squad quantity25Participant identifyFernando

  7. Squad quantity3Participant identifyGómez

  8. Squad quantity20Participant identifyDiego Carlos

  9. Squad quantity6Participant identifyGudelj

  10. Squad quantity9Participant identifyde Jong

  11. Squad quantity13Participant identifyBono

  12. Squad quantity8Participant identifyJordán

  13. Squad quantity22Participant identifyVázquez

  14. Squad quantity21Participant identifyTorres

  15. Squad quantity15Participant identifyEn-Nesyri



  • 16Mendy
  • 24James
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 15Zouma
  • 21ChilwellBooked at 64mins
  • 5JorginhoBooked at 14minsSubstituted forKovacicat 65′minutes
  • 7Kanté
  • 10PulisicSubstituted forHudson-Odoiat 90+1′minutes
  • 29Havertz
  • 19MountBooked at 36minsSubstituted forZiyechat 62′minutes
  • 11WernerSubstituted forAbrahamat 90+1′minutes


  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 4Christensen
  • 9Abraham
  • 13Caballero
  • 14Tomori
  • 17Kovacic
  • 18Giroud
  • 20Hudson-Odoi
  • 22Ziyech
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 33Emerson


  • 13Bono
  • 16Navas
  • 3GómezSubstituted forJordánat 33′minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 20Santos Silva
  • 19AcuñaBooked at 43mins
  • 10RakiticSubstituted forVázquezat 80′minutes
  • 25Reges
  • 6Gudelj
  • 7Fernández SaezSubstituted forTorresat 58′minutes
  • 9de JongSubstituted forEn-Nesyriat 80′minutes
  • 5Ocampos


  • 1Vaclik
  • 4Rekik
  • 8Jordán
  • 11El Haddadi
  • 14Rodríguez
  • 15En-Nesyri
  • 18Escudero
  • 21Torres
  • 22Vázquez
  • 24Fernández

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