9:00 PM
Stamford Bridge
Champions League • Group E
  • 2nd Half
  • Chelsea
  • FC Krasnodar
  • BergMarkov
  • Azpilicueta
  • AnjorinGiroud
  • Wanderson WambertoChernov
  • OlssonKambolov
  • CabellaSuleymanov
  • HavertzWerner
  • KovacicKanté
  • Kaio PantaleãoSorokin
  • 1st Half
  • Chelsea
  • FC Krasnodar
  • Jorginho (P)
  • Cabella

Chelsea - FC Krasnodar

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FT: Chelsea 1-1 Krasnodar. It finishes all square. The second half was a non-event really, and both teams appeared happy to settle for the draw late on. Chelsea had done their job before tonight, but some of their squad players will not have helped their chances of getting more minutes going forward.


Giroud heads wide, having risen well, although oddly he's penalised.


There will be four added minutes.


Chernov wins a soft free-kick and Azpilicueta is not happy about it.


Chelsea fend a free-kick into the box, but Giroud is penalised for a foul.


Vilhena leads a Krasnodar counter-attack that again comes to nothing.


Krasnodar look happy to take a point at this stage.


Anjorin, who has got better as the game progressed, makes way for Giroud.


Olsson, Wanderson and Cabela all make way for Krasnodar. Kambolov, Chernov and Suleymanov take their places.


Good direct running from Werner takes him to the byline, and a cross or shot follows but it was off target whichever it was.


Anjorin is almost in, but Werner's return ball is off the mark.


Kante and Werner are on for Kovacic and Havertz, while Sorokin has replaced Kaio for the visitors.


Anjorin has his best moment of the match so far, finding space to run into and then slipping in Havertz, but a poor touch lets the German down.


Abraham is gifted a chance but cannot capitalise! Ramirez loses control of the ball in his own box, Abraham steals possession and has a close-range opportunity, but Gorodov closes the angle down and saves with his legs.


Routine saves a step in the right direction.


Krasnodar have a four-on-three break but don't move the ball wit enough urgency. Wanderson ends up shooting from the edge of the box, and Kepa tips his bobbling shot wide.


Gilmour wins the ball back well in midfield and Havertz tries to clip a through ball to Abraham - who was offside, it turns out - but the Krasnodar defence read it.


Gilmour lays the ball off the Havertz, who delays the shot slightly and that allows a defender to block.


The ball strikes the referee for the second time this match. He's had little to do so you cannot blame him for wanting to get involved.


Some crisp Krasnodar passing culminates in Wanderson having a shot from 16 yards out, but Azpilicueta makes a good block.


Anjorin's eyes light up as he attempts a shot from 25 yards, but it is deflected behind for a corner.


Frustration for the 2,00 home fans as Vilhena makes the most of an Emerson clip to make sure he wins a foul.


Chelsea resume the match.


HT: Chelsea 1-1 Krasnodar. All square at the break, and that's probably a fair reflection of the game. Chelsea have been a bit underwhelming - which is perhaps to be expected, given the changes made - but fair play to Krasnodar, who are giving it a go and scored a nice goal before conceding just four minutes later.


Olsson, perhaps unfortunately, gives away a free-kick roughly 25 yards from his own goal, left of centre. Havertz takes, aiming to curl the ball back into the near post, but can't get the necessary dip to hit the target.


One added minute.


Smolnikov shoots over and wide from well out - probably 40 yards.


Expect fans of a certain Manchester club to latch onto this statistic.


Abraham heads wide after getting on the end of a looping flick-on at a corner. To call it half a chance would be overstating it, but it's been a frustrating evening for Abraham thus far.


Gilmour attempts an acrobatic volley from the edge of the box, which is save easily.


Chelsea have been on top since the equalizer. Krasnodar were good value for their lead, but losing it so swiftly has taken the wind out of their sails.


Te moment the Blues drew level.


Christensen requires treatment after a heavy fall, but he looks to be okay.


Havertz plays Abraham through on goal and the striker looks to have rounded the goalie, but he then shoots well wide. Composure was lacking there.

  • Jorginho
    Goal by penaltyJorginhoChelseaGOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Krasnodar (Jorginho pen). With his trademark skip, Jorginho sends the goalkeeper the wrong way and levels things up.
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GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Krasnodar (Jorginho pen). With his trademark skip, Jorginho sends the goalkeeper the wrong way and levels things up.


Penalty to Chelsea! Kovacic plays a clever ball for Abraham, who has turned his defender, and Kaoi pulls him down before Abraham has an opportunity to shoot. Definite penalty.

  • Rémy Cabella
    GoalRémy CabellaFC KrasnodarGOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Krasnodar (Cabella). Krasnodar lead! It's a well-worked goal in fairness. A booming cross-field ball puts Ramirez in on the left, his cutback is helped on to Cabella by Claesson and the Frenchman shoots low past Kepa and into the corner.
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GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Krasnodar (Cabella). Krasnodar lead! It's a well-worked goal in fairness. A booming cross-field ball puts Ramirez in on the left, his cutback is helped on to Cabella by Claesson and the Frenchman shoots low past Kepa and into the corner.


Wanderson wins Krasnodar a corner, from which they commit a foul when the ball is crossed in.


It's been a quiet opening 20 minutes for Anjorin. Gilmour getting on the ball quite often and has made one vital interception.


Claesson plays a one-two with Cabella to create a shooting opportunity, 12 yards out, but then slices wide on his weaker foot.


Smolnikov produces a smart defensive header to stop Abraham having a tap-in at the back post.


Krasnodar have the best chance of the game, as a good break is worked to Wanderson, but instead of shooting he crosses. It doesn't quite work, but the Russians recycle the ball and fashion an opening for Vilhena, who hits a bouncing ball beautifully but over the bar.


Wanderson bids to lead a counter-attack, but is tracked well by Anjorin and loses possession. Wanderson felt he was fouled, the Czech referee disagrees.


Gilmour tries his luck from 25 yards and his shot hits Abraham before looping over. It looked off-target regardless.


Havertz does very well to pick out Emerson on the left. Emerson's firm cross is then in the vicinity of Abraham, but he cannot make clean contact.


Ramirez does well to head a wayward backpass to a team-mate and not Havertz.


There is applause as the players kneel before kick-off to show solidarity with the fight against racism. Krasnodar then get the game started.


Warm-ups done, kick-off just five minutes away. Chelsea are in the tunnel, but Krasnodar are yet to emerge from their alternative entrance.


It's 3°C at Stamford Bridge - not quite as cold as Krasnodar, where it's -2°C tonight.


Speaking on television pre-game, Chelsea boss Lampard says tonight will be a "great test" for Anjorin - but one he has earned the right to take through his application in training. Despite this being a dead rubber, "you cannot turn it off and on" at this level, Lampard insists, and so he expects high intensity from his side.


Chlesea won 4-0 when the teams met in Russia, but none of the scorers that night start this time around. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech are both injured, while Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic are among the substitutes.


Krasnodar are not enjoying the best of seasons domestically and are currently ninth in the Russian Premier League. They have picked up the club's first win in the Champions League proper, however, and will finish third in the group to enter the Europa League round of 32. With nothing to lose, you would hope that may come after Chelsea and chase a marquee win, which should lead to an open, entertaining match.


And here's a reminder of how they got to 13 points and ensured they would finish top of Group E.


Should Chelsea win, it would take them to 16 points - a best-ever points total in the Champions League group stage for the club.


It’s a big night for Kepa, who is back in the Chelsea goal. He has not played since the 3-3 draw against Southampton - a game where he made a high-profile error - but could make a start on rehabilitating his reputation and confidence. Having invested so much in Kepa, it’s firmly in Chelsea’s interest to persevere with the 26-year-old and hope that he can overcome the wobble of the last year. In this market, it’s hard to imagine any club offering a sizeable fee to take him away from Stamford Bridge.


Chelsea have only conceded one goal in the Champions League so far this season.


As the visitors, they make two changes from the team that beat Rennes last time out in the Champions League. Evgeni Gorodov is a new face between the sticks, and Kristoffer Olsson replace Yuri Gazinskiy in midfield. Marcus Berg, who scored the winner against Rennes, will be up top an ex-Newcastle man Remy Cabella is always dangerous on his day.

KRASNODAR: Gorodov, Smolnikov, Martynovich, Ramirez, Claesson, Cabella, Vilhena, Olsson, Kaoi, Wanderson, Berg.


Only one player who started against Leeds on Saturday is in the Chelsea team tonight, and that is Kai Havertz. Billy Gilmour and Kepa Arrizabalaga start, as promised, while 19-year-old Tino Anjorin makes his first senior start for the club. Fikayo Tomori will be annoyed to only be a substitute.

CHELSEA: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson, Kovacic, Jorginho, Gilmour, Anjorin, Abraham, Havertz. Subs: Caballero, Ziger, James, Tomori, Zouma, Alonso, Chilwell, Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Werner, Giroud.


But first, here's some transfer gossip from the continent, concerning a potential arrival at two of Chelsea's London rivals.

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Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Chelsea’s clash with Krasnodar. With the Blues already guaranteed to top the group, this is an opportunity for Frank Lampard to give some fringe players chance to show what they can do - all in front of 2,000 lucky fans. Youthful team news is on the way…