Chelsea pissed off in dwelling plot with Sevilla

Chelsea pissed off in dwelling plot with Sevilla
Chelsea v Sevilla in the Champions League
Chelsea had four makes an strive at draw within the hole 14 minutes of the 2d half, double their tally from the first half

Edouard Mendy has established himself as Chelsea’s first-selection goalkeeper after again “displaying his quality” in his aspect’s goalless Champions League plot with Sevilla, says boss Frank Lampard.

Mendy, who joined from Rennes in September, produced an elegant attach to relief the Blues open their European campaign with a richly deserved level in opposition to Europa League holders Sevilla.

In a recreation of few clear-sever chances, the Senegal international marked his return from damage by clawing away Nemanja Gudelj’s header after it had flicked off Kurt Zouma.

It became a pivotal 2d of the recreation and Lampard praised his fresh signing, who became brought in to reinforce his options following the erratic set of Kepa Arrizabalaga, Chelsea’s £71m signing from Athletic Bilbao.

Asked if Mendy is already Chelsea’s no 1, Lampard mentioned: “At the 2d, optimistic. He is proven his quality.

“The approach he’s played, he’s played very successfully, that is two magnificent sheets for him already.

“Because it stands he’s the no 1 nonetheless that is repeatedly up for grabs. But the approach he is taking part in I’m very cushty.”

In what became Chelsea’s first goalless plot under Lampard, the Blues produced a solid defensive efficiency with out managing to get at the assorted conclude.

Zouma and Ben Chilwell each headed chances straight at goalkeeper Yassine Bounou earlier than Sevilla went shut to taking the lead in spectacular vogue thru exchange Joan Jordan’s dipping volley.

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

Positives for Lampard despite plot

Chelsea personal started this season with a flurry of targets at one conclude of the pitch – and defensive implosions at the assorted.

While they failed to get for easiest the 2d time in eight games this season, Lampard’s aspect no decrease than managed a magnificent sheet after a good-improved efficiency at the wait on.

Fifty-eight days after displaying within the last for Paris St-Germain, Thiago Silva returned to the Champions League stage as Lampard shuffled his defence after conceding three in opposition to Southampton last Saturday.

Reece James additionally marked his return with a solid utter on a night Lampard became easiest the 2d Englishman to control in two Champions League campaigns, after Sir Bobby Robson.

“The magnificent sheet became a sizable deal for us,” added Lampard.

“Seville are a high crew in European soccer. The focus and level of interest to get the consequence became sizable from the crew.

“We made tons of correct decisions, so or no longer it’s far a extraordinarily nice order for us to attract from.”

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

Contemporary signings bedding in

Chelsea spent £250m at some level of the summer transfer window, with five of their fresh additions initiating this recreation.

Three – Mendy, Chilwell and Silva – impressed at the wait on because the Blues produced their easiest defensive efficiency of the season to pause the Spanish guests from scoring on the night 38-one year-outdated skool keeper Petr Cech, who retired in 2019, became named in Chelsea’s Premier League squad.

Sevilla beat Wolves and Manchester United on their formula to successful the Europa League last season nonetheless they were unable to procure a approach previous a successfully-drilled Chelsea backline.

Chilwell additionally impressed going ahead and it became his corner which situation up a large probability for the unmarked Zouma.

The passe Leicester player became offered with a possibility of his comprise nonetheless can even no longer beat Bounou.

Fewest makes an strive at draw since 2015 – the stats

  • Chelsea recorded correct six photography, their fewest makes an strive at draw in a Champions League recreation since February 2015 – in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain (2).
  • The Blues personal drawn five of their previous eight Champions League dwelling fits, as many as in their old 33 games within the competition at Stamford Bridge.
  • Sevilla are unbeaten within the first match of their last five Champions League campaigns (W2 D3).
  • Chelsea personal gained correct for sure one of their previous 10 Champions League games in opposition to Spanish opposition (D6 L3).
  • Sevilla personal failed to accept any of their previous five away games within the neighborhood stages of the Champions League (D4 L1).

What’s subsequent?

Chelsea are wait on in action on Saturday when they meet Manchester United at Old Trafford within the Premier League (17: 30 BST).

Player of the match

MendyEdouard Mendy

with a median of 6.86

Chelsea

  1. Squad quantity16Player nameMendy

  2. Squad quantity24Player nameJames

  3. Squad quantity6Player nameThiago Silva

  4. Squad quantity21Player nameChilwell

  5. Squad quantity7Player nameKanté

  6. Squad quantity17Player nameKovacic

  7. Squad quantity11Player nameWerner

  8. Squad quantity10Player namePulisic

  9. Squad quantity29Player nameHavertz

  10. Squad quantity22Player nameZiyech

  11. Squad quantity5Player nameJorginho

  12. Squad quantity19Player nameMount

  13. Squad quantity15Player nameZouma

  14. Squad quantity9Player nameAbraham

  15. Squad quantity20Player nameHudson-Odoi

Sevilla

  1. Squad quantity16Player nameNavas

  2. Squad quantity10Player nameRakitic

  3. Squad quantity19Player nameAcuña

  4. Squad quantity5Player nameOcampos

  5. Squad quantity7Player nameSuso

  6. Squad quantity25Player nameFernando

  7. Squad quantity3Player nameGómez

  8. Squad quantity20Player nameDiego Carlos

  9. Squad quantity6Player nameGudelj

  10. Squad quantity9Player namede Jong

  11. Squad quantity13Player nameBono

  12. Squad quantity8Player nameJordán

  13. Squad quantity22Player nameVázquez

  14. Squad quantity21Player nameTorres

  15. Squad quantity15Player nameEn-Nesyri

Line-ups

Chelsea

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

Substitutes

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

Sevilla

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

Substitutes

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

Live Textual stammer material

  1. Match ends, Chelsea 0, Sevilla 0.

  2. 2nd Half ends, Chelsea 0, Sevilla 0.

  3. Sinister by Franco Vázquez (Sevilla).

  4. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

  5. Substitution, Chelsea. Callum Hudson-Odoi replaces Christian Pulisic.

  6. Substitution, Chelsea. Tammy Abraham replaces Timo Werner.

  7. Nook, Sevilla. Conceded by Reece James.

  8. Joan Jordán (Sevilla) is proven the yellow card for a wicked wicked.

  9. Substitution, Sevilla. Franco Vázquez replaces Ivan Rakitic.

  10. Substitution, Sevilla. Youssef En-Nesyri replaces Luuk de Jong.

  11. Sinister by Joan Jordán (Sevilla).

  12. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

  13. Hand ball by Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla).

  14. Sinister by Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla).

  15. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

  16. Strive blocked. Luuk de Jong (Sevilla) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a harmful.

  17. Nook, Sevilla. Conceded by Ben Chilwell.

  18. Strive overlooked. Joan Jordán (Sevilla) correct footed shot from the correct aspect of the box is correct a puny bit too high. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic following a corner.

  19. Nook, Sevilla. Conceded by Kai Havertz.

  20. Nook, Sevilla. Conceded by Reece James.

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