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Qarabag FK - Chelsea
Champions League - 23 November 2017
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FT: Qarabag 0-4 Chelsea. The Blues cruise into the last 16 of the Champions League having dispatched Qarabag with ease. It wasn't a great game sadly with the red card spoiling the spectacle, but the referee's job isn't to ensure a spectacle. Willian and Hazard in particular stood out for the visitors.
Nothing of note has happened in stoppage time yet.
Three added minutes. Unnecessary given the scoreline.
Morata gets through on goal but again can't get a goal, as he takes too long to shoot and Rzezniczak is able to put in a tackle.
GOAL! Qarabag 0-4 Chelsea. Willian picks the ball up 35 yards from goal, turns, runs at the defence and then smashes the ball into the top corner. Great goal.
Easy, this, for Chelsea, who are in no hurry to throw bodies forward.
- OffWilde-Donald GuerrierQarabag FK
- OnElvin YunuszadeQarabag FK
Guerrier, who's had a tough night having to fill-in at right-back, is replaced by Yunuszade.
- OffN'Golo KantéChelsea
- OnDanny DrinkwaterChelsea
Just before that Drinkwater came on for Kante.
Zappacosta is in behind on the right and Morata is waiting in the middle for a tap-in, but Zappacosta can't find him.
Morata avoids a couple of tackles, gets the ball back from Fabregas and then shoots from close range but is denied by the goalie.
- Goal by penaltyCesc FàbregasChelsea
GOAL! Qarabag 0-3 Chelsea. Fabregas take responsibility and scores to the goalkeeper's right, only the for referee to make him take it again, and he goes for the same corner and gets the same result.
- Yellow cardMaksim MedvedevQarabag FK
PENALTY! Willian dribbles across the edge of the penalty area, Garayev gives his shirt a tug outside the box but the referee awards a spot kick. Medvedev booked for dissent.
Rudiger plays a fabulous disguised pass to find Morata, unmarked and less then 16 yards from goal, and the Spaniard takes a couple of touches to set himself but then pokes the ball wide.
Pedro links up with Morata, who makes his way into the box where Guerrier makes a good tackle to put the ball behind.
- OffEden HazardChelsea
- OnÁlvaro MorataChelsea
That's Hazard's last action as he's replaced by Morata, having been the best player on the pitch.
Chelsea are patient and work an opportunity for Hazard 12 yards out, who cuts onto his right foot but can't beat Sehic.
Qarabag go on a rare foray forward but it ends when Michel's pass is intercepted by Luiz.
- OffMarcos AlonsoChelsea
- OnGary CahillChelsea
Alonso, recently booked, makes way for Cahill who takes over the captain's duties.
- Yellow cardMarcos AlonsoChelsea
Alsonso goes into the book for clattering into Guerrier.
Fabregas dinks a ball over the defence for Pedro, who takes it down excellently but then can't beat Sehin and Willian is unable to capitalise on the rebound either.
Nice work from Guerrier who wins back the ball, skips past a couple of Chelsea players and then wins a free-kick. The problem for Qarabag is that he's doing that in his own half.
Hazard picks up the ball on the left and cuts inside, looking for an opening to shoot, but can't find one and is disposed.
Chelsea restart the match and Diniyev has come on for the hosts.
HT: Qarabag 0-2 Chelsea. There's no added time and Chelsea go in at half-time sitting pretty, up two goals and one man.
Guerrier gets the better of Alonso but didn't account for Kante, who gets to the ball before the off-balance Haitian.
Willian curls the resultant free-kick well wide.
- Yellow cardJakub RzezniczakQarabag FK
Pedro charges through the middle of the Qarabag half, avoiding two cynical attempts to bring him down, but eventually his stumbles allow the goalkeeper to come off his line and claim the ball so the referee pulls the play back and books Rzezniczak, who may no attempt to win the ball.
After what happened in Seville last night you never want to say never, but that's surely game over.
GOAL! Qarabag 0-2 Chelsea. Beautiful interplay between Pedro, Willian and Hazard ends in a goal after the former plays a brilliant backheel into the path of Willian who coolly slots home. That's an excellent team goal.
Chelsea have a second corner on the right and it brings the same result, only this time Luiz headed wide rather than over.
Ndlovu is off after a long ball but Rudiger comes across and sweeps up the danger.
Big cheers from the home support after pressing from the Qarabag forwards forces Courtois to hoof the ball clear.
Azpilicueta clips a cross into the box and it's met by Hazard, but his glancing header directs the ball straight at Sehic in goal.
Unsurprisingly, Chelsea are really dominating possession now.
Medvedev, who started at right-back, has move central and winger Guerrier is now at right-back for Qarabag.
That couldn't have broken much better for Chelsea really.
- Goal by penaltyEden HazardChelsea
GOAL! Qarabag 0-1 Chelsea. Hazard takes and, after a slight pause in the run-up, confidently sends the goalkeeper the wrong way.
PENALTY! Hazard looks to slide Willian in behind and just as he enters the penalty area he goes down. The referee points to the spot and promptly sends off Sadygov, who was the last man and looked as though he may have tugged at Willian's arm, but that's certainly a soft one.
An islolataed Ndlovu runs at Luiz and looks to get in behind, but the Brazilian is too good for him and the ball runs through to Courtois.
Sadygov makes two brilliant tackles in quick succession, first to stop Hazard going through on goal and then to dispossess William just as he was about to pull the trigger.
Off the bar! Qarabag out together a nice passing move and then get a pit of luck, a Medvedev's heavy touch ends up sliding through to Michel, and then it's Chelsea who get the luck as Michel beats Courtois and rattles the crossbar.
Chelsea win a corner on their right, which Fabregas takes and Luiz heads over.
Hazard drops deep to get on the ball, only to then send it sailing out of play as he tried to switch the play to the right flank.
Madatov picks Zappacosta's pocket on the edge of Chelsea's box but then sees his shot blocked - a sloppy couple of minutes from the visitors.
Azpilicueta makes a nice sliding tackle to stop Guerrier getting on the end of a through ball.
Favregas gives the ball away on halfway but Qarabag can't capitalise and Alsonso quickly wins back possession.
The first chance of the game is one for Chelsea, as a loose touch from Pedro runs conveniently into Fabregas' path 20 yards from goal, and his first-time shot is easily saved.
The game has started with a slow tempo - not much pressing from Chelsea and not much ambition to try and play an incisive pass from the hosts.
Qarabag, all in black, get the game underway. Chelsea are wearing all white.
Tifo, check. Champions League music, check. Children enthusiastically waving large image of a football in the centre circle, check. We're ready to go.
London to Baku and back is more than a 5,500-mile round trip, with direct flights taking six hours each way, so this is out f the ordinary for Chelsea and probably not ideal preparation either for tonight’s game or Saturday’s clash with Liverpool. This fact hasn’t been lost on Conte.
Ten minutes to go, so here's a reminder of the two teams.
Qarabag: Sehic, Agolli, Sqdiqov, Medvedev, Rzezniczak, Qarayev, Michel, Madatov, Guerrier, Almeida, Ndlovu.
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Pedro.
Qarabag have lost only one of their last 18 home games in all competitions - that was in this competition versus Roma.
Despite the 6-0 win at Stamford Bridge, Conte made it clear before the game that he wouldn't be underestimating Qarabag and referenced both tonight's opposition's two draws against Atleti and that "the level of the football in this country is increasing a lot," urging his players to "pay great attention."
Qarabag can still qualify too although they need to win tonight and against Roma to do so, so it looks unlikely. According to Opta, only three of 90 teams have reached the last 16 since the 2003/04 season having failed to win any of their first four games.
As mentioned a win tonight for Chelsea definitely puts them through to the knockout stages, and despite a terrible result last time out there’s still a fair chance that the Blues end up topping Group C as they currently sit just one point behind Roma and level on goal difference. Roma take on Atletico Madrid in Madrid later today, whereas Chelsea will have the advantage of playing Atleti at home on the final matchday.
Hazard has been in fine form in this competition so far this season, creating more chances than any other player, but will be without his favourite man to create said chances for.
Continuing on the theme of good results for Chelsea, they had another at the weekend when they - and in particular Eden Hazard - looked back to their best. That was reassuring after a turbulent few weeks for the club, from Michael Emenalo quitting to the 3-0 drubbing in Rome and Antonio Conte’s subsequent fallout with Luiz.
This pair have already played of course, and it was some night for Chelsea when they did.
As for the hosts, their last game was on Friday and they have made two changes to the team that started that game and beat Sumqayit 2-0. Haitian midfielder Wilde-Donald Guerrier and defender Masim Medvedev are the new men.
First up Chelsea, who make four changes to the side that dispatched West Brom at the weekend; David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Willian, Pedro all come in. Alvaro Morata is on the bench, but that still looks a strong starting line-up.
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