Chelsea vs Krasnodar: Jorginho scores in 1-1 draw in Champions League

Chelsea vs Krasnodar: Jorginho scores in 1-1 draw in Champions League

- Chelsea vs Krasnodar's Champions League encounter ended in a 1-1 draw

- Jorginho scored the goal that saved the Blues from suffering home defeat

- Frank Lampard and his wards finished Group E as leaders with 14 points

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Premier League giants Chelsea on Tuesday night, December 8, finished first in Champions League Group E with 14 points despite playing a 1-1 draw with Krasnodar.

The Blues went into this encounter with boosted morale having not lost any game in their last five Champions League games and had already qualified for the knockout stages.

Krasnodar who have only won one game wanted to shock Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with the hope of at least getting another victory in their last game.

But they were unable to get the win they traveled to England for as Chelsea forced them to a draw at Stamford Bridge.

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The visitors scored the first goal through Remy Cabella in the 24th minute as he beat goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to give his team the lead.

Kaio brought down Tammy Abraham in the 27th minute inside the box in which the referee gave Chelsea a penalty which was scored by Jorginho.

Chelsea tried their best to get another goal in the second half, but they were unable to do so as the Champions League match ended 1-1.

Chelsea vs Krasnodar: Jorginho scores in 1-1 draw in Champions League
Chelsea vs Krasnodar: Jorginho scores in 1-1 draw in Champions League. Photo by MB Media
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Earlier, had reported how Antonio Conte is plotting a double-swoop for two Chelsea stars N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud according to reports.

The former Blues boss is interested in signing the pair in a bid to bolster his squad in their quest for the Serie A title this season.

Conte won the Premier League with Chelsea where he had Kante as a major player in his squad, before he later signed Giroud from Arsenal, months before his exit at the England club.

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The 51-year-old manager will shoot his shot for both players when the January transfer window opens according to reports from Italy.

The Inter Milan manager is desperate in cutting AC Milan’s five-point gap at the top of the Serie A, but it will be a tough one as Giroud has now found his way into the Blues starting XI.

Giroud scored all four goals in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Spanish side Sevilla in the Champions League and also got a goal in their 3-1 win over Leeds United over the weekend.

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