That was the last meaningful action of the contest, as the Blues comfortably closed out the final few minutes and cruised into the draw for the last 16. We’ll have to wait until mid-February to find out who we’ll play at that stage of the competition when the action resumes in March, but there are plenty more domestic tests to come before that.
Next up for the Blues is another home game, as we welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Kingsmeadow on Sunday for our final fixture of 2020. You can watch all the action live on this website and the 5th Stand app, with coverage beginning at 1.55pm.
Chelsea (4-4-2) Telford; Blundell (Spence 75), Bright (c) (Eriksson h/t), Ingle, Carter; Charles, Cuthbert (Harder 68), J Fleming, Reiten; Kerr (Kirby 68), England
Unused subs Berger, Orman, Thorsidottir, Mjelde, Andersson, Leupolz, Spence
Scorer England 28, 90+2, Kerr 64
Benfica (4-5-1) Neuhaus; Amado (Nazareth 21), Rebelo (c), Costa, Seica, Fidalgo; Vitoria, Pauleta, Cameirao, Lacasse; Raysla (Amani 70)
Unused subs Vilao, Alberto, Cristo, Lopez Silva, Malta
Booked Vitoria 59, Cameirao 84
Referee Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)