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Hazard rescues Chelsea in six-goal thriller with Roma

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard rescued Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Champions League group stage after a dominant Roma had fought back from two goals down to lead in a pulsating game at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard scored in each half, heading in to level from Pedro’s cross with 15 minutes to go to keep the Blues top of Group C.

The Belgium forward had given Chelsea a two-goal lead in the first half after David Luiz scored a wonderful opener.

But the Serie A side fought back, with Aleksandar Kolarov scoring before Edin Dzeko netted twice in six minutes.

The striker’s first was a sensational volley, and Dzeko then combined with fellow former Manchester City man Kolarov to head in and put the visitors in front.

That lead lasted just five minutes as Hazard levelled to keep Chelsea’s two-point lead intact, with Atletico Madrid held to a goalless draw by FK Qarabag in the other Group C game.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Chelsea

  • 13Courtois
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 27Christensen
  • 24Cahill
  • 21ZappacostaSubstituted forRüdigerat 77′minutes
  • 4Fàbregas
  • 30David LuizSubstituted forPedroat 57′minutes
  • 14BakayokoBooked at 69mins
  • 3Alonso
  • 9Morata
  • 10E HazardSubstituted forWillianat 80′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Caballero
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 11Pedro
  • 16Kenedy
  • 22Willian
  • 23Batshuayi
  • 36Scott

Roma

  • 1Ramses Becker
  • 25da Silva Peres
  • 20Fazio
  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 11Kolarov
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 21Gonalons
  • 6StrootmanSubstituted forFlorenziat 83′minutes
  • 30Santos da SilvaSubstituted forPellegriniat 74′minutes
  • 9Dzeko
  • 8PerottiSubstituted forEl Shaarawyat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Pellegrini
  • 15Moreno
  • 16De Rossi
  • 17Ünder
  • 24Florenzi
  • 28Skorupski
  • 92El Shaarawy
Referee:
Damir Skomina
Attendance:
41,105

Match Stats

Home TeamChelseaAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea 3, Roma 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea 3, Roma 3.

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma).

Pedro (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Stephan El Shaarawy replaces Diego Perotti.

Attempt blocked. Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Antonio Rüdiger with a cross.

Attempt missed. Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Maxime Gonalons.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Kevin Strootman.

Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Roma) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bruno Peres with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Willian replaces Eden Hazard.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Antonio Rüdiger replaces Davide Zappacosta.

Attempt missed. Radja Nainggolan (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea 3, Roma 3. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pedro with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Lorenzo Pellegrini replaces Gerson.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea 2, Roma 3. Edin Dzeko (Roma) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Diego Perotti (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Federico Fazio (Roma) because of an injury.

Delay in match Pedro (Chelsea) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pedro.

Foul by Gerson (Roma).

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Pedro (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Offside, Roma. Federico Fazio tries a through ball, but Gerson is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea 2, Roma 2. Edin Dzeko (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Federico Fazio with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Pedro.

Attempt saved. Diego Perotti (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Kevin Strootman.

Attempt missed. Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pedro.

Attempt missed. Gerson (Roma) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Strootman with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Davide Zappacosta (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Pedro replaces David Luiz.

Offside, Chelsea. David Luiz tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Davide Zappacosta (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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