Germany ahead Havertz, who had already had two makes an attempt on target early within the recreation, headed down a Hakim Ziyech nook within the 8th minute and the ball bounced prime off the turf into the web.
Chelsea left suffering striker Romelu Lukaku at the bench and it was once American Pulisic who hit the second one within the 63rd minute with a curling end after N’Golo Kante’s surging run and pinpoint go.
The motion was once from time to time frenetic as Ligue 1 champions Lille sought to take one thing from the sport into the second one leg at house on March 16.
“They performed just right soccer and the primary part was once very tough for us. Now it’s halftime and the following recreation we need to win as smartly,” Havertz informed BT Recreation.
First part of the process ✔️ https://t.co/NSbY6PV48B
— Kai Havertz (@kaihavertz29) 1645568705000
The French aspect, who crowned their qualifying workforce forward of Salzburg, VfL Wolfsburg and Sevilla, stored Chelsea busy going ahead with humming runs from Renato Sanches, Benjamin Andre and Jonathan Bamba.
However efforts from all 3 and from Canadian striker Jonathan David had been both blocked, typically by way of defensive rock Thiago Silva, or gathered simply by way of Edouard Mendy within the Chelsea target.
Chelsea, who face Liverpool within the League Cup ultimate on Sunday, could also be glad with their two-goal lead within the tie however they’ll be involved for the health of pivotal midfielder Mateo Kovacic and of in-form Ziyech who each limped off early in the second one part.
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect are on an laborious run of video games with suits this month performed or scheduled in 5 competitions.
Merit Chelsea! 😁#CheLil https://t.co/x5qkkecw0Z
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 1645567604000
They gained the Membership Global Cup in Abu Dhabi 10 days in the past and injured trio Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi paraded the trophy spherical Stamford Bridge ahead of kickoff.
Additionally they gained video games within the FA Cup and Premier League ahead of Tuesday’s recreation and Sunday’s ultimate at Wembley.
“We didn’t play our best possible soccer,” Havertz mentioned. “Shall we now not get the aggressiveness of the previous few weeks however we gained 2-0 and that’s the maximum essential factor. Sunday is any other festival and we need to center of attention on that now.”