More fireworks are expected tonight as the first installment of the Match Day 4 games of the UEFA Champions League takes place across Europe.
One of the interesting clashes will be going down at the Stadio Olympico where Roma and Chelsea will be battling it out for supremacy.
The reverse fixture between the two teams provided a lot of excitement as the game ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
It is expected that more will be served in tonight’s clash especially as Chelsea have a chance of qualifying for the next phase of the Champions League once they win in Italy.
This would the first time since 2013 that Chelsea would be making it that far.
Unfortunately, Nigerian international, Victor Moses, is still out injured, hence, he will not be in action yet again for the Blues.
Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates of the Roma vs Chelsea clash from 7.45 p.m. and other games taking place tonight.
We are barely 45 minutes away from kick-off… Here are the lineups from both Di Francesco and Antonio Conte:
Roma: Alisson; Florenzi, Fazio, Jesus, Kolarov; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Strootman; El Shaarawy, Dzeko, Perotti.
Chelsea: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill; Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard.
Kick off!!!..Chelsea get the game underway
Goal. El-Sharaawy scores for Roma after just one minute.
Dream start for Roma as Stephan El Shaarawy puts them in front
No goals in any of the other centers so far apart from here in Rome where Chelsea are trailing Roma by a lone goal
Fabregas tonight becomes the fifth youngest player to make 100 Champions League appearances. Can the Spaniard save Chelsea tonight
Chelsea keeping possession so far as they look for a quick way back into this game
CHANCE: Fabregas with a chance on the right flank but the referee blows his whistle
Eden Hazard wriggles his way through the Roma defense , he tries a low shot but it goes straight into the hands of the goalkeeper
Corner kick for Roma as David Luiz intercepts a goal-bound move
Hazard with another attempt from outside the box but the Roma keeper makes an easy catch
CHANCE: Morata with a great opportunity from close range but he fluffs it over the bar
Goal Alert: Bruno Cesar gives Sporting CP a 1-0 lead against Juventus
Goal Alert: Bayern Munich are also 1-0 up away to Celtic in Glasgow .. Kingsley Coman scored for the Bavarians
Hazard falls in the Roma box but his call for a penalty kick has been waved off.. He looks injured though
The Belgian already has three attempts on target tonight… Thankfully he stays on for Chelsea
We have reached the half-hour mark… Roma still keeping their early lead..
GOAL ALERT: Marco Verratti gives PSG the lead against Anderlecht
Another GOAL ALERT: Luca Zuffi makes it 1-0 for Basel against CSKA Moscow
GOAL: El-Sharwawy makes it 2-0
Bright smile on the face of Francesco Totti in the stands as El Shaarawy doubles Roma’s lead
Rudiger is the chief culprit for the second goal conceded by Chelsea
GOAL ALERT! Qarabag FK take shock lead against Atletico Madrid away from home. Michel gets the goal
Chelsea pressing for at least a goal but the Roma goalkeeper has been up and doing.
Just one minute of added time for the Roma vs Chelsea game
GOAL Alert. Manchester United score late in the first half to take a 1-0 lead against Benfica. Mile Svilar scored an own goal
HALFTIME: Roma 2-0 Chelsea
Champions League – Half Time
Basel 1 – 0 CSKA Moscow
Manchester United 1 – 0 Benfica
Celtic 0 – 1 Bayern Munich
PSG 1 – 0 Anderlecht
Atletico Madrid 0 – 1 Qarabag FK
Roma 2 – 0 Chelsea
Olympiacos 0 – 0 Barcelona
Sporting CP 1 – 0 Juventus
KICKOFF! Roma get us back underway.
Roma dictating the pace in the early exchanges again..
An early goal will do Chelsea a lot of good if they are to get something from this game but Roma are looking the most like they will get another one
Things are falling apart for Henry Oneykuru and his Anderlecht teammates in Paris. PSG now 3-0 up
GOAL… Diego Perotti makes it Roma 3-0!!
Chelsea looking destined for the their fourth successive defeat on Italian soil
Goal Alert. CSKA Moscow and Atletico Madrid have both gotten equalizers in their games against Basel and Qarabag respectively
CHANCE: Perotti with a chance to nail Chelsea but he fails to keep his shot level
Fabregas out and Danny Drinkwater comes in for his European debut with Chelsea
Though Roma and Chelsea have both had 10 attempts tonight, the Italians have scored thrice but Chelsea are yet to score.
SUBS: Thunderous applause from Roma fans as El Shaarawy comes out for Gerson, Florenzi has also been withdrawn for Manolas.
Conte makes another change also as Michy Basthuayi replaces Alvaro Morata
Courtois makes another save as Roma are still gunning more goals tonight
PSG are the biggest goal scorers for tonight. They are 4-0 up against Anderlecht
And more goals till coming from Paris…Kurzawa completes his hat-trick with a powerful strike to make it 5-0
Two minutes added time in the Roma vs Chelsea game
Full-Time Roma 3-0 Chelsea
Champions League – Full Time
Basel 1 – 2 CSKA Moscow
Manchester United 2 – 0 Benfica
Celtic 1 – 2 Bayern Munich
PSG 5 – 0 Anderlecht
Atletico Madrid 1 – 1 Qarabag FK
Roma 3 – 0 Chelsea
Olympiacos 0 – 0 Barcelona
Sporting CP 1 – 1 Juventus
Manchester United, PSG, Bayern Munich have qualified for the Round of 16
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