Chelsea will be hoping to continue their winning streak in the Champions League on Wednesday as they play host to Italian giants Roma at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues suffered a shock defeat in the Premier League last weekend against Crystal Palace and they will be keen to show that was just a one-off.
Chelsea recorded wins in their first two games in the Champions league and another tonight against Roma will put them in advantageous position to progress beyond the group phase.
These two sides have faced off on four previous occasions, most recently in the group stage of the 2008-09 Champions League.
The Blues came out on top 1-0 in the home game and lost 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico, with John Terry netting in both fixtures.
Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates from Stamford Bridge and across the different centres.
Kick-off is 7.45 p.m.
Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; David Luiz, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Morata
CHELSEA SUBSTITUTES: Caballero, Rudiger, Scott, Kenedy, Pedro, Willian, Batshuayi
Roma XI: Alisson; Peres, Fazio, Jesus, Kolarov; Nainggolan, Gonalons, Strootman; Gerson, Dzeko, Perotti
Kick off!!!…Chelsea gets the game underway
Roma dominating the early exchanges ahead of Chelsea
Chance!! Chelsea almost going ahead. Bakayoko wins the ball, passes to Hazard who in turn sets up Morata. However, the Spaniard curls straight into waiting hands of goalkeeper
The return of Morata to the Chelsea team is quite timely as he is having great Imapct on the game so far
Goal… David Luiz puts Chelsea in front
The Brazilian capitalises on a poor block by a Roma defender and uses it to curl the ball into the corner from 25 yards out. Absolute beauty..Chelsea are ahead.
In Belgium PSG are in front already against Anderlect .. Mbappe with the GOAL
SHOT! Stroolman volleys the ball but well over the crossbar from distance. no hassles for Courtois
The goals coming in from across the other centres.. Bayern lead Celtic 1-0 .. Barcelona 1-0 Olympiacos, surprisingly Juventus are 1-0 down at home against Sporting CP
David Luiz living dangerously with his flying tackles.. he could get booked or injured himself
David Luiz’s last seven goals for Chelsea in all competitions have come from outside the box… some extra information about the Brazilian
Chance! Nainggolan should have scored for Roma after being found on the right-hand side of the penalty area but his low shot towards the near post is superbly blocked by Courtois.
Roma are dictating the game at the moment and that is frustrating for Chelsea
CHANCE! Another one for Roma…
Dzeko takes off Morata and tees up Perotti on the left. The winger hesitated before curling a shot far
Goal!! Eden hazard doubles Chelsea lead.
Morata combines well with Hazard as the Belgian finally scores his first GOAL of the season.
GOAL! Aleksandar Kolarov scores for Roma
In Belgium… Cavani has made it 2-0 for PSG against Anderlect
In Turin Juventus have levelled up.. now 1-1 against Sporting CP
Three minutes added time for the Chelsea Roma game
HALF TIME: Chelsea 2-1 Roma
Champions League Half Time
Benfica 0 – 0 Manchester United
CSKA Moscow 0 – 1 Basel
Anderlecht 0 – 2 Paris Saint Germain
Bayern Munich 2 – 0 Celtic
Qarabag FK 0 – 0 Atletico Madrid
Chelsea 2 – 1 Roma
Barcelona 1 – 0 Olympiacos
Juventus 1 – 1 Sporting CP
Not looking good for the Nigerians on parade tonight in the Champions League. In Moscow, Aaron Samuel’s CSKA are trailing 1-0 against FC Basel while Henry Onyekuru’s Anderlecht are also 2-0 behind PSG. At the Nou Camp Emmanuel Emenike’s Olympiacos are 1-0 down… So only Victor Moses who is absent for Chelsea has something to cheer about for now.
KICKOFF! Roma get the second half underway. There have been no changes for either side.
Roma starting brightly as they look for an equaliser
Another goal in Germany … Now Bayern Munich 3-0 Celtic Mats Hummels with the latest goal
Roma are trying long range shots at the moment but yet to hit the target.
Another attempt by Roma Roma but Kolarov’s cross is prevented from reaching Dzeko after a fine touch from Courtois, who managed to stick out a leg.
Substitution: David Luiz is replaced by Pedro.
RED Card at Nou Camp… Barcelona’s Gerard Piqué has been sent off
A goal at Nou Camp… Lionel Messi doubles Barcelona’s lead now 2-0
GOAL!!!! Edin Dzeko equalises for Roma
The former Manchester City striker volleys pass Courtois from 14 yards thereabout
YELLOW CARD: Bakayoko is the first player to go into the book after hacking down Perotti on the edge of the box.
GOAL!!! Dzeko again. Roma takes the lead against Chelsea
A glancing header from the Bosnian star has put Roma in front, Can Chelsea salvage the day?
There’s currently a break in play while Cahill and Jesus undergo some treatment
Marcus Rashford has given Manchester United the lead in Portugal against Benfica
Substitution: Roma coach brings in Lorenzo Pellegrini in for Gerson Di Francesco
GOAL!!! Eden Hazard makes it 3-3
According to stats. This is the first time that a team managed by Antonio Conte has conceded three goals in a Champions League game
Conte now makes a second change former Roma player Rudiger replaces Zappacosta
Final Substituion by Conte as Hazard is replaced by Willian
CHANCE!!! Dzeko almost with a hat-trick but header goes slightly wide
SUBSTITUTION! Stroolman is being replaced by Di Francesco
CHANCE!! Rudiger with an opportunity to nail his former team but he heads wide
FULL TIME: Chelsea 3-3 Roma
Champions League -Full Time
Benfica 0 – 1 Manchester United
CSKA Moscow 0 – 2 Basel
Anderlecht 0 – 4 Paris Saint Germain
Bayern Munich 3 – 0 Celtic
Qarabag FK 0 – 0 Atletico Madrid
Chelsea 3 – 3 Roma
Barcelona 3 – 1 Olympiacos
Juventus 2 – 1 Sporting CP
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