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Chelsea slow up against Lille after Tammy Abraham sets last-16 pace

For Chelsea it was a useful reminder about the danger of lowering their guard at this level. With 78 minutes gone nobody inside Stamford Bridge was fretting about what was happening between Ajax and Valencia in Amsterdam.

Chelsea were enjoying the rarity of a European night totally devoid of anything resembling dramatic tension and Lille, who had treated the game as if it was a glorified training exercise, looked content merely to leave London with their dignity intact.

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