Chelsea’s campaign at home in the English Premier League wasn’t off to a cracker. They were beaten by, then winless, Crystal Palace on the weekend and Manchester City prior to the international break. Champions League football offered them a chance to gather some momentum from their two wins in the group stage. However, AS Roma had different plans on the night. Even as Blues led 2-0 inside the first half, the Italians kept coming and attacking with full intent. They were duly rewarded with a goal by Kolarov and a brace by Dzeko to turn the game on its head. However, Eden Hazard saved them from falling to a third successive defeat – for the first time in 11 years… Elsewhere, Manchester United beat Benfica in Portugal with a Marcus Rashford goal.
Champions League Full Time Scores:
Anderlecht 0-4 PSG, Barcelona 3-1 Olympiakos, Bayern Munich 3-0 Celtic, Benfica 0-1 Manchester United, Chelsea 3-3 AS Roma, CSKA Moscow 0-2 Basel, Juventus 2-1 Sporting
Chelsea vs AS Roma, Score and Updates:
Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c), David Luiz, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Hazard, Morata
AS Roma XI: Alisson, Peres, Fazio, Jesus, Kolarov, Nainggolan, Gonalons, Strootman, Gerson, Dzeko, Perotti