Chelsea are in Russia to take on Krasnodar tonight as the Blues look to secure their first win of the group stage.
Frank Lampard was satisfied with a goalless draw against Sevilla, Chelsea’s main rivals in the group, but knows his side must get a victory against the Champions League newcomers here if they are to assert themselves in the competition.
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40 mins: The young Russian goalkeeper is crestfallen. He knows he should have done better with that, Hudson-Odoi didn’t get it cleanly and his mistake has put Krasnodar behind when they’ve been playing well.
Krasnodar 0 – 1 Chelsea – Hudson-Odoi
37 mins: GOAL! Some tight, quick passes from Chelsea get the ball to the edge of the box. Ziyech up to Havertz who finds Hudson-Odoi coming in from the left. He lets fly, and scuffs the shot. He finds the target and Safonov fumbles the ball and it rolls underneath his diving frame and finishes in the back of the net.
33 mins: Krasnodar win a free kick just inside of Chelsea’s half. Olsson fires it into the box and Zouma wins the header to clear the danger for Chelsea.
27 mins: Ziyech has another go, this time with his left foot ad this time from outside the box. He doesn’t get the best connection and Safonov tidies up without too much trouble.
24 mins: Berg sends a ball into the box that Jorginho heads out. Havertz then clears for Chelsea after giving Utkin a little shove.
21 mins: Krasnodar have found it too easy to break at Chelsea’s two centre-backs. They move the ball quickly and are unafraid to shoot when thye get the chance.
18 mins: The ball is passed to Utkin but let leaves it for Berg. Berg lays the ball off to Vilhena and his shot from outside the box is deflected behind. Krasnodar look dangerous on the attack, Chelsea need to be wary.
14 mins: SAVED! Jorginho does his usual skip as he waits for the goalkeeper to move. Safonov goes to his left and Jorginho slots it right but he hits the post! The ball rebounds and bounces off Safonov’s back before it is cleared away.
Penalty to Chelsea
12 mins: Timo Werner is tripped in the box by Kaio after Azpilicueta picks him out in the penalty area. The Krasnodar defender arrived half a second too late and took the man not the ball.
9 mins: Hakim Ziyech comes close for Chelsea. He receives the ball just outside the box to the right. He turns and breaks through the line going for the small gap at the near post. Safonov gets low to make the save.
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