UCL: ‘Impressive’ Chelsea Clinch Top Spot Despite 1-1 Stalemate

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Midfielder Jorginho scored from the spot as Chelsea finished their successful Champions League Group E campaign with a point against Krasnodar.

Frank Lampard made 10 changes to the side that defeated Leeds at the weekend, giving a first senior start to Tino Anjorin, while fellow 19-year-old midfielder Billy Gilmour made his first start since recovering from injury.

The ‘second string’ Blues dominated the early possession, but the Russian side looked dangerous on the break and took the lead in the 24th minute through Remy Cabella. The former Newcastle player started and finished the move with a low shot that sneaked in past the reach of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

However, four minutes later the English side were level when Jorginho converted a penalty after Tammy Abraham had been fouled in the area by Brazilian midfielder Kaio.

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England striker Abraham also went close with a low shot that was deflected wide by the boot of keeper Evgeni Gorodov.

The Blues finish Group E as winners with 14 points from their six games.

Source: bbc.com

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