- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
- PerottiEl Shaarawy88'
- David LuizPedro57'
- 1st Half
- David Luiz11'
Chelsea - AS Roma
Champions League - 18 October 2017
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FT: Chelsea 3-3 Roma. Hazard saves Chelsea with his second of the night after Roma had turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead via Kolarov and Dzeko (2). The Blues remain top of Group C by two points after three games played.
It's looking like honours even now.
The bandaged Cahill meets Fabregas' right-wing free kick, but can only head over.
Four minutes added.
- OffDiego PerottiAS Roma
- OnStephan El ShaarawyAS Roma
ROMA CHANGE: El Shaarawy on for Perotti.
AS IT STANDS: Chelsea 7pts, Roma 5, Atletico 2, Qarabag 1.
Chelsea probing. Rudiger battles past two and crosses for Morata who sees his header hit a defender and drop to safety.
Rudiger rises well but can only guide his header wide from Fabregas' sumptuous right-wing cross.
Do Chelsea have one big chance left in them?
- OffKevin StrootmanAS Roma
- OnAlessandro FlorenziAS Roma
ROMA CHANGE: Florenzi on for Strootman.
CLOSE! Dzeko heads wide at the near post when it looked odds on he was going to grab his hat-trick.
CHELSEA CHANGE: Hazard off, Willian on.
- OffDavide ZappacostaChelsea
- OnAntonio RüdigerChelsea
CHELSEA CHANGE: Zappacosta off, Rudiger on.
- OffGersonAS Roma
- OnLorenzo PellegriniAS Roma
ROMA CHANGE: Lorenzo Pellegrini on for Gerson (a few minutes ago).
What a game this is! And once again, this is anyone's to win.
- GoalEden HazardChelsea
GOAL! And there it is. Hazard snares his second of the night guiding a flick header into the corner from Pedro's right-wing cross.
Cahill has a badly cut chin but will soldier on. Chelsea need something special to turn this back in their favour....
Chelsea look lost out there. Even at 2-0 they didn't seem in control.
VIDEO: Dzeko's stunning equaliser.
- GoalEdin DzekoAS Roma
GOAL! Roma lead! Dzeko is left unmarked to guide Kolarov's left-wing free kick into the far corner. What a turnaround!
- Yellow cardTiemoué BakayokoChelsea
Perotti wins a free kick on the left flank. Bakayoko is booked for the foul.
Hazard wriggles free of Fazio tight to the left byline, but his driven cross is plucked out of the air by Alisson.
This match is anyone's right now.
Alonso looking to restore Chelsea lead but his curling shot from the left of the box flashes just wide.
Not a bad way to celebrate his 100th game for Roma. Shades of Van Basten from the opposite side of the box (and not quite as good!)
- GoalEdin DzekoAS Roma
GOAL! Dzeko levels for the visitors with a stunning left foot volley on the run after a raking pass from deep by Fazio.
Chelsea enjoying a bit more of the ball since Pedro's introduction.
Bakayoko lets fly from distance but it sizzles harmlessly into the stand behind Alisson's goal.
Conte given a telling off by the officials for stepping outside of his technical area.
Strootman looks to find Gerson with a hopeful cross from the left, but the forward can't nod his header on target.
Meanwhile, the pattern continues with Roma probing.
An interesting change. Luiz has gone straight down the tunnel suggesting it's the injury sustained in the first half, but he also looked rather angry at being replaced!
- OffDavid LuizChelsea
CHELSEA CHANGE: Luiz off, Pedro on.
Luiz charges through the middle on the break - but there's a mix up with Morata and that'll be the Brazilian's last action of the night.
PHOTO: But Kolarov's strike has given the visitors real hope - and he almost carves out a chance for Dzeko who can't quite apply the finish to the left back's low ball across the six-yard box. An important touch from Courtois.
PHOTO: Hazard fires home.
Gerson is given time to cut back onto his left foot and drill a rising shot just over the top.
The corner came after Strootman's shot from the edge of the box deflected wide.
Zappacosta guides another Roma corner away from the near post.
Hazard remains a real menace on the break. He feeds Luiz who blazes over off target from distance.
Roma making a fast start to this half. Chelsea having to withstand early pressure. It could well be the pattern for the remainder of the game.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Roma restart the contest.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Chelsea 2-1 Roma. Luiz and Hazard for the Blues. Kolarov deservedly responded for the visitors who bossed an entertaining first 45.
Bakayoko strides onto Davide Zappacosta floated cross but sees his guided volley blocked.
Morata with a great take at the far post before attempting a Cruyff turn that Roma are wise to.
Almost 2-2! Perotti dazzles Azpilicueta on the left and hangs up a cross that both Dzeko and Gerson come close to finishing off.
- GoalAleksandar KolarovAS Roma
GOAL! Yes they can! Kolarov prods it beyond Azpilicueta and drives into the box before seeing his rising shot deflect beyond Courtois.
Roma responding with more patient build up. Can they get back into it before the break?
- GoalEden HazardChelsea
GOAL! It's 2-0 and a real blow for the visitors. Hazard pounces on a loose pass and bursts forward at speed. He feeds Morata whose deflected return pass sits up nicely for the Belgian to volley home.
Roma will be very disappointed if they fail to go in level at the break. They've been the better side for long spells.
Gerson drives forward on the break and finds Dzeko, who in turn plays in Perotti on the left. The Argentine cuts back on to his left foot but can only strike his shot straight at Courtois.
Chelsea dropping off and allowing Roma to play. The game-plan is to punish the visitors on the counter, but they simply aren't being allowed to.
SAVE! Courtois does well to block at his near post after Strootman's pass across the face of the box fell for Radja Nainggolan to let fly.
Another lovely Roma move ends with Perotti curling a shot straight at Courtois.
PHOTO: "How about that then?"
Chelsea already without Drinkwater and Kante, which is why Luiz is in midfield in the first place.
Play resumes with Luiz now back on the pitch.
After some treatment, Luiz is gingerly walking to the touchline. Is he about to make an early departure? This would be a big blow...
Luiz currently kneeling down holding the back off leg.
Chelsea win the ball high up the pitch again but Kolarov does enough to deny Fabregas, who didn't get the free kick he was looking for.
Hazard surges forward from the halfway line but can only drag his shot wide of the far post after a superb solo run.
Kolarov's attempt at a disguised corner to the edge of the box is easily read by Fabregas who clears his lines.
Roma have actually played quite well and have plenty of attacking intent.
Strootman has a pop from 30 yards but it flashes over the bar.
VIDEO: David's delight.
AS IT STANDS: Chelsea 9pts, Roma 4pts, Atletico 2 pts, Qarabag 1pt.
Roma look to respond but Dzeko's ball out to Bruno Peres on the right is over-hit and rolls harmlessly out of play, much to the amusement of the home support.
Luiz the midfield sensation! That's his second of the season and Conte will be quite pleased with his decision to move the defender into the centre of the park at this point.
- GoalDavid LuizChelsea
GOAL! David Luiz curves a lovely 20-yard effort into the bottom corner after racing onto his own pass that was diverted back into his stride.
Fazio goes some way to making up for the earlier error as he rises superbly to nod away Fabregas' left-wing free kick.
Alisson is alert to the danger as Fazio's lazy back pass threatened to give the hosts a gift of an opening.
CLOSE! Perotti jinks beyond two challenges and rifles a sizzling 25-yard drive just over the top.
Morata is already a bit of a favourite at the Bridge.
A slick Chelsea counter sees Hazard feed Morata who rushes his first-time shot and sees it swerve into the arms of Alisson. The Spaniard had more time there.
A former Blues boss is an interested spectator at the Bridge tonight.
Kolarov works it wide to Perotti, who glides beyond Fabregas to the left byline before seeing his cross nodded to safety.
Early free kick to Roma as Luiz bundles over Dzeko. It's 40 yards out and Kolarov is over it.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Chelsea get the contest up and running.
Roma don't tend to do well in England, having won one and lost nine of 15 visits to these shores. That solitary success came in the 200-01 UEFA Cup at Liverpool.
Chelsea have won their Champions League group on their past three appearances in the competition. Indeed, the Blues have topped their pool 11 times overall - are they on their way to a delightful dozen?
A BIT OF PREVIOUS: The sides last met in the 2008-09 Champions League with the home team triumphing on each occasion.
Marcos Alonso on Chelsea's hopes of retaining the PL title: "It'll obviously be very hard. There are teams playing very good football and there so many games still to come. So we have to think game by game. We will focus now on the Champions League, and an important game, and then have time to get ready for Watford and the Premier League (on Saturday)."
Gerson makes his first start of the season for Roma and will feature in an adventurous front three involving Dzeko and Perotti. Will the bold move pay off for Eusebio Di Francesco?
Antonio Conte has made three changes from the Palace defeat with Alvaro Morata making a welcome return from injury. Christensen and Zappacosta also come in. Whispers from the Pressbox suggest David Luiz will be operating in midfield tonight as part of a 3-5-2 system.
GROUP C as it stands: Chelsea 6pts, Roma 4pts, Atletico 2pts, Qarabag 1pt.
RESULT FROM GROUP C: Qarabag 0-0 Atletico Madrid.
CONFIRMED TEAMS – CHELSEA: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, David Luiz, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Hazard, Morata... Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Scott, Kenedy, Pedro, Willian, Batshuayi. /// ROMA: Alisson, Peres, Fazio, Jesus, Kolarov, Nainggolan, Gonalons, Strootman, Gerson, Dzeko, Perotti. Subs: Skorupski, Pellegrini, Moreno, De Rossi, Under, Florenzi, El Shaarawy.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Champions League clash between Chelsea and Roma at Stamford Bridge. The Blues will be hoping to bounce back from their surprise Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace by maintaining their 100 per cent record in Group C and taking a big step towards the knockout stages. Roma, who are fifth in Serie A after Saturday's loss at home to Napoli, have four points from two games in this pool and will undoubtedly provide a stern test. Both sides will be aiming to take advantage of Atletico's shock result at Qarabag. Kick off 19.45 BST.