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Chelsea subs: Bettinelli, Mendy, Alonso, Rudiger, Silva, Loftus-Cheek, Havertz, Pulisic, Ziyech.
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Chelsea starting XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Sarr, James, Mount, Barkley, Saul, Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Lukaku.
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Zenit St Petersburg subs: Krugovoy, Mostovoy, Sutormin, Erokhin, Dzyuba, Ozdoev, Kravtsov, Odoevskiy, Kuznetsov, Byazrov, Khotulev.
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Zenit St Petersburg starting XI: Kerzhakov, Karavaev, Lovren, Rakitskiy, Douglas Santos, Barrios, Malcom, Kuzyaev, Wendel, Claudinho, Azmoun.
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Stat: Zenit defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy has been directly involved in three goals in the UEFA Champions League this season (one goal, two assists) including netting a 90th minute equaliser against Malmo last time out.
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Stat: Just four players have created more chances following carries (moving 5+ metres with the ball) than Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi in the UEFA Champions League this season (5). Two of these have resulted in assists.
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Stat: Chelsea have won each of their three away games against Russian opponents in the UEFA Champions League, most recently a 4-0 win against FK Krasnodar in October 2020. As well as winning all three games, the Blues have also kept a clean sheet on each occasion.
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Stat: The only previous meeting between Zenit Saint Petersburg and Chelsea came earlier in this season's UEFA Champions League, with the Blues recording a 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge through Romelu Lukaku's second-half winner.
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Hello and welcome to live coverage of matchday 6 of the UEFA Champions League as Zenit host holders Chelsea. Kickoff is at 5.45PM UK time at Saint Petersburg Stadium.
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SAVE! Saul bursts forward from his left wingback position, plays a one-two with Mount and so nearly scores as Kerzhakov smothers well. Corner to Chelsea.
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We are underway in Russia!
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GOAL, CHELSEA! WERNER! Barkley delivers a lovely corner, Christensen flicks on and Werner taps home from from one yard. Zenit 0-1 Chelsea.
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Close! Mount releases Lukaku for Chelsea in the inside right channel. He squares into the box for Werner but Karavaev gets back to clear crucially for Zenit.
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It's all Chelsea here. An unbelievable start in terms of intensity. Barkley nearly sends Werner through and then Werner comes close to finding Lukaku with a cross.
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Foul! Azpilicueta fouls Wendel, giving Zenit a moment respite.
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The pressure is unrelenting here. Chelsea win a corner after a long spell of possession down the right involving Mount and Hudson-Odoi.
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Barkley takes the corner, another excellent delivery, this time from the other side. Saul's flick reaches Werner to set up a cross for Mount but Lukaku is flagged offside as he attacks it.
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Another flowing move by the away side. They move past Zenit with ease but Saul's delivery is poor and it goes straight out for a goalkick with Lukaku waiting in the box.
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Zenit coming into the match a little more by using the flanks and trying to get at the makeshift wingbacks, Saul and Hudson-Odoi.
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Zenit get a couple of deep crosses in from the left and one of them reaches Lovren after a corner but he can't get it under control.
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Khotulev tries to take on Azpilicueta down the Chelsea right but he gets muscled off the ball. Chelsea are in control but the very fast start has dropped off to a degree.
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Zenit work the ball well from side to side as Azmoun gets involved. The ball is worked to Santos and he tees up Claudinho but he puts his effort high and wide.
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Foul! Christensen catches Malcom with a late tackle and can count himself fortunate not to be carded.
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Lukaku tries to weave his way through several challenges in the box before being stopped. Zenit break well and win a corner as Sarr blocks the shot of Malcolm. The resulting corner leads to nothing though.
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CHANCE! Zenit should be level. They win the ball off Chelsea and transition fast and Claudinho releases Malcolm to run into the box. He just has to keep Kepa but the goalkeeper stands tall to make a fine save.
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CHANCE! Zenit have another opening as a long pass finds Claudinho down the left and his cross reaches Azmoun to head wide. Not an easy chance but one where he could have done better.
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Chelsea have some patient possession. James switches play to Saul, whose cross is headed behind for a corner from the left.
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Wide! Barkley's delivery from the left is good again but Saul heads wide at the near post.
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Hudson-Odoi slides through Santos with a late challenge and may have expected to see yellow. Tonight's referee is feeling lenient clearly.
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CHANCE! Barkley releases Werner on a counter attack. He finds Lukaku in an inside right position to cross. He finds Mount for a big chance at the back post but Kerzhakov closes the angle really well and blocks from close range.
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The hosts threaten again. Azmoun bursts into the area and knocks Christensen aside. He goes a bit wide though and Saul can eventually get back to clear.
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Yellow: Hudson-Odoi is carded for a foul on Santos.
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GOAL, ZENIT! CLAUDINHO! That has been coming. Santos delivers an accurate cross and Sarr plays everyone onside as Claudinho heads home unmarked.
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James again has time to switch play to Saul. He crosses again but another delivery is headed away for a corner. Barkley's corner causes some panic in the box but Zenit get it away.
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GOAL, ZENIT! AZMOUN! Barkley loses the ball, Christensen gets his bearings wrong as Azmoun sprints through, rounds Kepa and finishes well. Zenit 2-1 Chelsea.
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CHANCE! James gives the ball away, Malcolm slides a pass for Azmoun and he just has Kepa to beat but the goalkeeper makes a brilliant save with a strong hand. Chelsea are a shambles right now.
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HALF TIME. Zenit 2-1 Chelsea but it could be about 4-1. Tuchel has his work cut out at the break. Expect 2-3 changes at half-time. Join us in 15 minutes for the second half.
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Added time: 1 minute.
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The second half is underway. Chelsea haven't made any changes which is hard to believe.
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Chelsea are building here and looking so uncertain. Every pass to Saul is closed down with real enthusiasm and it keeps breaking down.
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Chelsea work the ball out to Hudson-Odoi on the right but his low cross is poor and gets cut out. Tuchel must be looking at the bench at guys like Pulisic, Ziyech and Loftus-Cheek.
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Wendel is down and is in pain. His evening for Zenit may be over.
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SUB for Zenit: Mostovoy replaces the injured Wendel.
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Save! Malcolm gets past Sarr easily with Saul completely out of position. He curls a low shot which Kepa pushes away to safety.
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Save! Barkley shoots from long range and draws a save out of Kerzhakov, who catches it well.
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Mostovoy makes a lovely dribble and leaves a retreating Lukaku and Azpilicueta behind but Christensen challenges well. Good, lively start from the Zenit sub.
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SAVE! Saul now strikes a shot for Chelsea from a narrow angle. Kerzhakov saves with a strong fist.
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Saul puts in his umpteenth poor cross of the night as Santos nods it back to his keeper. It goes over the byline for a corner though. The delivery is poor this time from Barkley and gets cleared.
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Yellow! Lovren is carded for pulling Werner to the ground. He isn't happy about the decision but it was a foul at least.
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GOAL, CHELSEA! LUKAKU! Werner plays a lovely one-two with Barkley and squares an open goal tap-in for Lukaku. Zenit 2-2 Chelsea.
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SUBS for Chelsea: Ziyech replaces Barkley and Pulisic comes on for Hudson-Odoi.
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SUB for Zenit: Rakitskiy off, Krugovoy on.
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Zenit win a corner. Claudinho's ball is good and James has to clear behind. Zenit take the next one short, Chelsea break as Ziyech goes long for Werner but he doesn't make much of it.
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Malcolm cuts inside and gets fouled by Saul. It's curious that Tuchel hasn't taken him off after an awful showing this evening.
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SAVE! Claudinho wins a corner off Saul. His ball isn't very good though. Another ball comes in from Claudinho and Azmoun heads towards goal only for Kepa to make a third massive save to keep Chelsea alive in the match.
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Chelsea all over the show once again at the back. Mustovoy gets behind Pulisic down the left but Azmoun goes over in the box claiming a clip from Sarr. Nothing doing.
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Double SUB for Chelsea: Havertz for Lukaku and Alonso for Saul.
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Subs for Zenit: Azmoun goes off injured with Dzyuba coming on. Malcolm off for Erokhin too. A top performance this evening from Azmoun.
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Chelsea want a winner here in order to top the group. They have to chase a late winner.
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A series of poor touches and misplaced passes is seeing Chelsea's attacks break down. Zenit look the more likely to get a winner here.
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Pulisic gets a cross to the far post for Chelsea in his first real contribution since coming on. Werner gets towards goal but it's too far out to trouble the goalkeeper, who saves with ease.
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GOAL, CHELSEA! WERNER! Finally a goal for the away side. Pulisic does some nice work and finds Werner in the box to strike into the net with power. He looked offside but VAR says he was onside and the goal stands. Zenit 2-3 Chelsea.
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It's now Alonso's turn to put in a dreadful cross from the left which sails over the crossbar. Chelsea just need to see this out to top the group ahead of Juventus.
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Full time. Chelsea finish second in the group after an awful performance tonight. Zenit were outstanding and only Kepa kept the score respectable. Thanks for joining us. Zenit St Petersburg 3-3 Chelsea.
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+4' GOAL, ZENIT! OZDOEV! A long ball is sent forward, Chelsea are caught sleeping and it falls down for Ozdoev to strike a fantastic shot into the top corner past Kepa. Zenit 3-3 Chelsea.
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+3' Azpilicueta chases a ball against Mostovoy and goes down feeling his calf. It could just be cramp.
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Added time: 6 minutes.
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Barrios Wilmar
Lovren Dejan
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Sarr Malang
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