Willian struck a late winning goal as Chelsea defeated Lille 2-1 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy this evening in their second UEFA Champions League group fixture.

Tammy Abraham’s first European goal gave Chelsea the lead but Victor Osimhen soon levelled for the home side. It looked like the two sides would have to settle for a draw until Willian struck a superb volleyed effort 13 minutes from time.

There was little to separate the two sides before Chelsea took the lead in the 21st minute. Two youngsters combined as Fikayo Tomori crossed the ball for Abraham and the striker calmly took control and slotted beyond home keeper Mike Maignan into the net.

The Blues were ahead for just 11 minutes before Osimhen powered home a powerful header to bring the scoreline back to 1-1.

The second half saw Tomori head an effort just over the bar before Maignan pulled off a wonderful save to deny Mason Mount.

The match looked destined to end 1-1 until Brazilian Willian struck a late winner. The winger volley the ball into the ground following a cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi and his effort looped over Maignan into the net.

Chelsea are back in action on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Southampton in the English Premier League.

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I am Dan Pentland football writer and reporter at various levels including the English Football League, FA Women's Super League and in UEFA and FIFA affiliated competitions. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk

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