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Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla: Lampard’s side held at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla: Frank Lampard’s side held to a goalless draw by the Europa League holders on opening night… with summer signing Edouard Mendy keeping an impressive clean sheet for Blues

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(The African Stand) — Chelsea suffered a frustrating start to their Champions League campaign after being held by Sevilla, their first goalless draw under Frank Lampard.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, Edouard Mendy marked his return from injury with an excellent save to claw away Nemanja Gudelj’s deflected header after it had flicked off Kurt Zouma.

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Blues midfielder Jorginho battles for the ball with Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitic, who returned to the club in the summer from Barca

Sevilla, last season’s Europa League winners, showed off their experience on the European stage.

Former Liverpool forward Suso headed wide before Lucas Ocampos forced another save from Mendy after Zouma’s poor clearance.

Chelsea improved after the break, French defender Zouma and Ben Chilwell both heading chances straight at goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.

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Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla: Blues kick-off Champions League campaign with goalless draw

Sevilla went close to taking the lead in spectacular fashion through substitute Joan Jordan’s dipping volley from a corner.

With Group E rivals Rennes held 1-1 in France, Chelsea head to Russia next Wednesday to face Krasnador with all four teams on one point.

Ericson Mangoli

Written by Ericson Mangoli

Ericson Mangoli is the founder of African Stand, based in Nairobi Kenya, Ericson leads a splendid group of correspondents, independent writers, investigators, analysts, and supporters from around the globe to run African Stand as a supervisor and the chief editor.

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