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01/11/17
Stadio Olimpico
Champions League • Group C
  • 2nd Half
  • AS Roma
  • Chelsea
  • PerottiPellegrini
    87'
  • FlorenziManolas
    76'
  • MorataBatshuayi
    75'
  • El ShaarawyGerson
    75'
  • FàbregasDrinkwater
    71'
  • Perotti
    63'
  • CahillWillian
    56'
  • 1st Half
  • AS Roma
  • Chelsea
  • El Shaarawy
    36'
  • El Shaarawy
    1'
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Champions League - 1 November 2017

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90' 

And there's the full-time whistle.

Roma were superb. Chelsea were awful.

The Italians go top of the group and Chelsea slip to second.

90' 

Not a lot going on now. Chelsea trying to find a consolation goal but it isn't happening.

Roma have been excellent tonight.

87' 

Now it's Perotti's turn to receive the adulation of the home crowd. He's replaced for the final few minutes by Pellegrini.

84' 

A Pedro effort is deflected behind for a corner but that corner comes to nothing.

82' 

Hazard has a go from distance and it goes well wide. Chelsea have well and truly fizzled out here.

80' 

SAVE!

And just like that Courtois makes a brilliant point-blank stop from Manolas.

He's ensuring this doesn't become very embarrassing for his team.

79' 

Now Nainggolan takes aim from the edge of the area and forces a good save out of Courtois.

Corner to Roma.

76' 

All the changes.

Florenzi is off and Manolas is on.

75' 

Now El Shaarawy is coming off to a rapturous applause from the home side.

Gerson is on the last 15 minutes.

The Blues have brought off Morata and he's getting some boos as a former Juventus player. Batshuayi is on.

73' 

Roma still threatening and Dzeko finds another gap in the defence. He fires it wide of Courtois' goal.

72' 

DON'T PANIC LADS DANNY DRINKWATER IS COMING ON

71' 

It is astonishing to see such poor play from a Chelsea team and in particular a Chelsea team managed by Conte.

69' 

Then down the other end Pedro crosses in without getting his head up.

If he had got his head up then he would have realised there was no-one ther.

68' 

OH MY WORD WHAT IS THAT DEFENDING??

That is absolutely schoolboy from Chelsea! Dzeko chases down a long ball over the top and all three of the centre-backs go over to him.

That leaves Perotti totally free in the box and when Dzeko finds him he really should have done better than hitting it over.

67' 

Chelsea are badly missing Kante here tonight.

I'm not sure he could have solely stopped this.

65' 

Chelsea starting to lose their heads as Rudiger goes in hard on Dzeko. Lucky not to be booked.

  • Diego Perotti
    GoalDiego PerottiAS RomaGOAL! ROMA 3-0 CHELSEA (PEROTTI) Oh that's a lovely, lovely goal. Perotti picks up the ball and smashes it into the bottom corner around 20 yards out.  He absolutely rinsed Pedro in the build-up there, poor decision from Conte.
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63' 

GOAL! ROMA 3-0 CHELSEA (PEROTTI)

Oh that's a lovely, lovely goal. Perotti picks up the ball and smashes it into the bottom corner around 20 yards out.

He absolutely rinsed Pedro in the build-up there, poor decision from Conte.

61' 

Odd this, Pedro appears to have gone to right wing-back with Azpilicueta shifting back to centre-back.

Surely this was the time to move to a 4-2-3-1?

57' 

Snap shot from Morata just outside the box

It goes wide but it had Alisson scrambling.

56' 

Offensive change from Chelsea as Cahill comes off and Willian comes on.

54' 

Now Dzeko gets a bit of space down the left after being played in by El Shaarawy.

He flashes a shot over the bar.

53' 

Roma are nearly in again as Dzeko gets down the right. He cuts inside and tries to look to the other side but it's intercepted.

52' 

Now Morata is down after Jesus came in late. He's back on his feet luckily for Chelsea fans.

50' 

Chelsea have come out after the break looking tired. That's going to be worrying for Conte.

48' 

Early chance for Dzeko as he beats Cahill to a cross from the leftbut flicks it wide.

46' 

Welcome back we're off again in Rome.

There are no changes to either side.

45' 

And that's half-time.

Chelsea have had their chances but they go in 2-0 down.

44' 

CHANCE!

From the corner Bakayoko gets a free header but he directs it wide.

That's a wasted opportunity.

43' 

SAVE!

Azpilicueta gets down the right after Pedro wins the ball back. He tries to send in a cross but it's comfortably cleared.

Then Alonso takes aim from the left-hand side and draws a good save from Alisson.

40' 

Right Chelsea what have you got.

Roma came from behind at the Bridge, can they do the same?

So far the signs are probably not.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    GoalStephan El ShaarawyAS RomaGOAL! ROMA 2-0 CHELSEA (EL SHAARAWY) That is so, so poor Rudiger.   A ball is clipped over from the left and Rudiger steps up and totally misses the ball. El Shaarawy slips it past Courtois.  Not a happy return to Roma for Rudiger.
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37' 

GOAL! ROMA 2-0 CHELSEA (EL SHAARAWY)

That is so, so poor Rudiger.

A ball is clipped over from the left and Rudiger steps up and totally misses the ball. El Shaarawy slips it past Courtois.

Not a happy return to Roma for Rudiger.

35'

SAVE!

Poor touch from Luiz allows Dzeko to get in. He slips it to El Shaarawy whose low shot is saved well by Courtois.

32' 

This is a better response from Roma to the Chelsea pressure. They're now having a lot of the ball in the Chelsea half.

30' 

Replays show that could have been a foul and it would have been tight were it a penalty or a free-kick.

29' 

Hazard weaves inside the box and then gets taken out on the edge.

He's still down. This is worrying for Chelsea he looks in some pain. Florenzi was the culprit for the challenge.

28' 

A lot of boos from inside the Stadio Olimpico as Chelsea enjoy their best spell of possession.

25' 

HOW HAS HE NOT SCORED?!

Hazard hits it straight at Alisson again. Then Pedro chases down Kolarov and it bounces off him and into the box. Morata fires it over from just a few yards out.

22' 

Roma break down the left and force David Luiz to put it behind for a corner.

It comes out to the edge of the box but it's hammered over by Florenzi.

21' 

Hazard picks up the ball and cuts inside from the left.

His shot is driven low but it's straight at Alisson.

20' 

There's only one goal in the matches tonight so far and it's El Shaarawy's stunner.

If the score stays as it is Roma would leap-frog Chelsea into first in the group.

17' 

Chelsea just struggling with the last pass at the moment.

Roma are defending deep and defending well.

15' 

Fabregas tries to get Alonso away with a wonderful first-time pass but it's just too short. The Blues starting to up the pressure now.

13' 

Chelsea try and play their way out from the back and they actually do pretty well.

However Roma's midfield three is dominating the game right now.

10' 

Some Roma pressure ends with De Rossi picking the ball up and deciding to have a go.

It doesn't end well as it sails over the bar.

8' 

Here's that El Shaarawy goal.

7' 

More brilliant pace from EEl Shaarawy down the right and he nearly gets in again. Good work from Alonso to shield him.

Alonso then gets down the other end and plays a brilliant ball across goal. There's no-one there to turn it in though.

5' 

Great response from Chelsea as Hazard plays a lovely one-two with Fabregas.

However one-on-one with Allison he hits it at the keeper.

3' 

There are suggestions of handball from the Chelsea players in the build-up to the goal as Dzeko knocked it down.

It doesn't seem like there was much in it.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    GoalStephan El ShaarawyAS RomaGOAL! ROMA 1-0 CHELSEA (EL SHAARAWY) Oh my word what a start that is!  A long ball is nodded down by Dzeko and on the run El Shaarawy volleys it into the net.  That is an incredible goal!
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1' 

GOAL! ROMA 1-0 CHELSEA (EL SHAARAWY)

Oh my word what a start that is!

A long ball is nodded down by Dzeko and on the run El Shaarawy volleys it into the net.

That is an incredible goal!

1' 

And we're underway!

Our referee tonight is Jonas Eriksson.

Interesting to see Cahill go onto the right of defence with Rudiger staying on the left.

19:40 

Right we're five minutes away.

Send me your predictions!

19:35 

It's always special in Rome on a Champions League evening.

19:30 

If you don't love this graphic then I'm afraid we can't be friends

19:20 

Here come the Chelsea players...

19:10 

It's going to be a cracking atmosphere tonight...

19:00 

Here's a reminder of how things stand going into this game.

If Chelsea can avoid defeat they'll be in a good position ahead of the last two group games.

Champions League Group C
18:55  

Here are the Roma players arriving.

18:50 

Speaking of which it was an absolutely belting match last time out.

Dzeko produced a fantastic performance and Roma looked pretty good value for the result.

Chelsea have their won their last three in a row but the performances haven't always been convincing...

18:45 

So some interesting points there.

Cahill returns to Chelsea's line-up despite struggling so badly to deal with Edin Dzeko at Stamford Bridge.

Roma bring in Nainggolan who will clearly look to dominate the midfield with Kante out.

18:40 

ROMA TEAM

Three changes for ROma from their team that beat Bologna 1-0 on the weekend.

Bruno Peres, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Guy Defrel all drop out with Aleksandar Kolarov, Radja Nainggolan and Diego Perotti coming in.

18:35 

CHELSEA TEAM

Courtois, Rudiger, Luiz, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso, Pedro, Morata, Hazard

So no N'Golo Kante in the squad despite reports that he would be fit enough to return following a hamstring injury.

The only change from the 1-0 win at Bournemouth at the weekend sees Gary Cahill replace Davide Zappacosta with Cesar Azpilicueta shifting to right wing-back.

18:30 

Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Chelsea's clash with Roma in Italy.

Team news is on the way.