FULL TIME. Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla. That was awful. Neither side had a clue, and both of them looked tired throughout. This is an odd season, of course, but there must be better games to come from other sides that they will face.
- 2nd Half
- de JongEn-Nesyri80'
- 1st Half
Chelsea - Sevilla FC
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- OffChristian PulisicChelsea
- OnCallum Hudson-OdoiChelsea
- OffTimo WernerChelsea
- OnTammy AbrahamChelsea
Abraham on for Werner.
Sevilla are keeping the ball and Chelsea are letting them have it in defence. They've both given up.
Pulisic feeds Haverts, who finds Chilwell. He aims a punt to Werner, but Bono claims. Pulisic is now down injured after being hacked by Jordan.
Chelsea are pushing forward but Sevilla remain entirely comfortable.
- OffIvan RakiticSevilla FC
- OnFranco VázquezSevilla FC
Rakitic does one.
- OffLuuk de JongSevilla FC
- OnYoussef En-NesyriSevilla FC
En-Nesyri replaces De Jong.
Kovacic concedes a throw as Jordan attempts to take the ball forward on the right wing. A bit over 10 minutes to go now.
Ziyech sends a cross over the head of Pulisic.
Around 20 minutes remaining.
A corner is floated over the left, into the edge of the box, and Jordan thwacks a dipping volley just over the bar. It was an impressive effort, but just off target.
Jorginnho remains popular with the Chelsea fans, then.
Kovacic on for Jorginho.
- Yellow cardBen ChilwellChelsea
Jorginho sets up Werner but Fernando intercepts and Ocampos is about to run free of Chilwell before he gets pulled back. That's a yellow.
- OffMason MountChelsea
- OnHakim ZiyechChelsea
Ziyech on for Mount.
Chilwell goes close with a header at the back post after James sends in another dangerous cross.
- OffSusoSevilla FC
- OnOliver TorresSevilla FC
Not much patience.
Suso attempts to kickstart a rare second-half attack for Sevilla.
Zouma meets the ball from the corner but he glances it wide. Gudelj is caught by his arm and needs a little a treatment to cover a cut on his face.
Chelsea put some sustained pressure down the left. Pulisic overhits a cross on the left, and James wins a corner.
- 2nd Half
We go again.
- End of 1st Half
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Ocampos takes control of a ball from a fluffed clearance from Zouma, and whips a low volley at goal that gives Mendy cause to dive smartly to his left.
Acuna spins into space in the corner, drives down the touchline and sets up Suso for header, but his effort goes just wide after being put off by Chilwell.
Acuna booked for pulling Pulisic back.
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Chilwell clears Rakitic's rubbish free kick, but Sevilla keep the pressure on until Acuna can't keep a pass over the top in play down the left wing.
- Yellow cardMason MountChelsea
Mount booked for a pull of the shirt after he lost the ball on the right wing. A potentially dangerous free kick to come.
Mendy's save from earlier.
- OffSergi GómezSevilla FC
- OnJordánSevilla FC
Jordan on for the injured Gomez, who appears to have injured his hamstring.
Werner controls an awkward cross, sets himself up for a shot, and stabs an effort that is well struck but easily reached by Bono.
Pulisic slides a perfect pass forward for Werner, he rounds the 'keeper, and... it runs out of play. He is then flagged for offside.
Sevilla have had almost two-thirds of the ball so far.
An almost endless string of passes from Sevilla, and Navas waits for a pass down the line to send in a cross from Suso, but he overhits it.
Under no pressure, Thiago Silva sends the ball out of play for a throw.
Ocampos flicks the ball into the box for Suso, but the former Liverpool player can't reach it. James scrambles the ball clear for a throw moments later.
It says something for the game that this is the most recent social media comment from the away side.
The free kick is ultimately cleared but Chelsea are rescued by Mendy's save from the set piece. The deflected free kick came off Zouma.
- Yellow cardJorginhoChelsea
Jorginho, already on a yellow, goes in wildly on Suso and is lucky to escape a red.
Sevilla are keeping the crowd absolutely silent.
A faintly dreadful match so far.
Let's time travel 10 minutes hence.
Kante is the second Chelsea player to be penalised for a high boot, this time in the midfield.
Carlos cuts out a wicked, dangerous cross fro James from the right. Into the six-yard box and Havertz can't quite reach it.
Sevilla are in possession, happily keeping the ball at the back.
Ocampos strides forward down the inside left and into the box, and he flashes a volley at goal that hits the side-netting. It's ruled offside.
Havertz tries to open up the Sevilla defence but they are sitting back and defending well for now.
The match gets underway.
Five minutes until kick off. Chelsea will be hoping to impress their fans... seats.
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For Sevilla, this is the chance to step up from the Europa League, before both of the tournaments are usurped.
Chelsea have named a strong 11 for the game today. There's no obvious casualty or weak link. This is, in fact, their strongest side.
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Sevilla: Bono, Navas, Carlos, Gomez, Acuna, Rakitic, Gudelj, Fernando, Suso, Ocampos, De Jong. Subs: Vaclik, Alfonso, Rekik, Escudero, Jordan, Torres, Vazquez, Oscar, Munir, En-Nesyri, Fernandez.
TEAMS: Chelsea: Mendy, James, Zouma, Thiago Zilva, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner. Subs: Kepa, Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Tomori, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Abraham, Giroud.