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Well, quite a night in west London and plenty to absorb from a game with six goals and plenty of frustration for Chelsea. Roma were sensational and deserved at least a point from this one.

That brings an end to our live coverage from Stamford Bridge. We'll have all the reaction over the next 24 hours, and we're back tomorrow night as we follow Arsenal and Everton's fortunes in the Europa League.

But until next time, it's goodbye.

Full time: Chelsea 3-3 Roma

You'll go a long way to find a better group stage game in this year's Champions League.

A six-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge saw Chelsea surround a two-goal lead, Roma come back to lead before Eden Hazard's header saw the points shared.

In the end, it is a missed opportunity for Antonio Conte's men, but they can secure a last 16 berth if they beat Roma in the Italian capital in a few weeks.

Gary Cahill throws himself at the ball but to no avail as it flies over. Was that the last chance?

Four added minutes at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea free-kick just outside the box....

Hazard celebrates after scoring his second and Chelsea's leveller.

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Roma defending rather frantically as Chelsea press for a late winner. Stephan El Shaarawy being prepped to come for Roma as a final throw of the dice.

Antonio Rudiger almost comes back to haunt his old club but his mistimes his jumps and it flies off-target. Into the final five minutes. Can either wise get a winner?

Roma so close to grabbing what could well have been the winner. Perez crosses brilliantly and Dzeko out-jumps Cahill but heads wide at the near post.

Dzeko nets his second to put Roma ahead for the first time.

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Willian replaces Eden Hazard for the final 10 minutes. Alvaro Morata stays on, bizarrely.

GOAL! Chelsea 3-3 Roma (Eden Hazard)

As you were at Stamford Bridge. Make that three goals in the space of 11 minutes as Chelsea draw level. Pedro clips a lovely ball which Hazard has no choice but to head goalwards from 12 yards and he finds the corner delightfully, despite Alisson's best efforts.

Edin Dzeko thunders Roma level.

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You'll have to go a long way to find someone who doesn't agree with their current scoreline. Roma have been magnificent through the 90 minutes and they have produced a fine away display, one of the best you'll see this season.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-3 Roma (Edin Dzeko)

Roma have turned it around at the home of the Premier League champion. Kolarov curls in a peach of a delivery and Dzeko is unmarked and he plants a header firmly past Courtois. You can't say it hasn't been coming.

Nasty collision between Fazio and Pedro as Chelsea attacked and both players have been floored by it. A much-needed break in play after what has been an exhilarating opening three quarters to this game.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 Roma (Edin Dzeko)

Exactly what the Italian side deserve. They have dominated from the minute they went behind and now they're favourites to grab all three points. Fazio plays a fine ball over the top and Dzeko comes through on cue and fires a brilliant volley through Courtois.

Michy Batshuayi is ordered to warm-up by Antonio Conte, who is now getting a word spoken to him by referee Damir Skomina, who is not happy with the Italian continually breaching his technical area. Roma still dictating the play.

David Luiz off for Chelsea, with Pedro coming. Has been struggling with a leg injury since the half hour mark, so no surprise to see him come off.

Can't say I'm aware of how Pedro is going to help Chelsea keep the ball better. Will give them an extra outlet on the break through.

How are Roma not level? Kolarov crosses through a sea of bodies but no-one can divert the ball goalwards.

Pedro coming on for Chelsea as Conte attempts to react to his side being totally dominated.

Sums up the game.

It is all Roma again and Strootman has the first effort of the half, latching onto Dzeko's header and seeing his shot deflected wide. Chelsea clear the subsequent corner.

Aleksandar Kolarov pulls one back for Roma.

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Back under way at Stamford Bridge. This should be a cracking second half.

Eden Hazard celebrates his first goal of the season.

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I can't remember too many times I've covered a game in October and now even been forced into wearing an overcoat, let alone gloves and a scarf. Very pleasant in west London this evening.

More updates on the weather through the second half.

Half time: Chelsea 2-1 Roma

Strange but fine half of Champions League football. Chelsea may lead but Roma have been good value for their goal and will argue they could at least be level.

David Luiz and Eden Hazard have done the damage for the hosts but Aleksandar Kolarov - which came after a long spell of Roma pressure - was well deserved and sets up an intriguing second period.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Roma (Aleksandar Kolarov)

Game on at Stamford Bridge as Roma get the goal they deserve. Kolarov runs onto his own pass and via a deflection he hammers the ball into the roof of the net. The visiting fans go wild in the far corner and suddenly Chelsea have something to think about.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Roma (Eden Hazard)

Eusebio Di Francesco is told to calm down by the fourth official, but you can sympathise with him. Roma have dominated this first half but they have been outdone by a lack of cutting edge. Chelsea show why they are contenders for this competition as Hazard and Morata exchange passes, before the Spaniard volley's home.

Roma tear Chelsea apart on the break and you feel they should really be level. Dzeko nut-megs Morata and feeds Perotti who comes onto his favoured right foot but shoots tamely at Courtois. Really decent chance. No doubt which side is on top.

Diego Perotti does get some space now on the edge of the box and Courtois makes an easy save. But Roma come again and the ball finds its way to Nainggolan but an outstretched leg from Courtois keeps Chelsea ahead.

As you might expect, Roma have plenty of steel in their midfield but that is offset by a real lack of thrust and creativity. Perotti has been isolated on the left, with Dzeko forced to drift out into wide positions to get the ball. Chelsea hardly impressive themselves, but they haven't needed to be that good.

When you score the opening Champions League goal for your side.....

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Luiz has now picked up a knock and needs some treatment before the game was resume. Antonio Conte uses the break in play to roar at his forward line, which are directly in his eye line. The back-four will get that in the second half. Have to pity them.

The David Luiz goal for those who have not seen it.

Roam again guilt of making their own problems and Chelsea almost take full advantage. The Italians lose the ball trying to build from the back and Hazard takes off. The Belgian toys with the defenders but his shot is disappointedly wide.

Kevin Strootman takes the ball on the half volley over his shoulder but it flies just over. Roma enjoying a lot of possession it must be said but Chelsea look comfortable, and happy to operate on the counterattack.

David Luiz sweeps Chelsea into an early lead.

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Juan Jesus was the man guilty of gifting the ball to Luiz on the edge of the box. He needs no second invitation.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Roma (David Luiz)

The versatile Brazilian comes up with a goal which sums him up perfectly. He misplaces a pass horribly in the Roma half but upon being presented the ball back from 25 yards, he curled the ball beautifully around Alisson and into the corner. Dream start for the 2012 winners.

There appears to be a disturbance in the Chelsea end of the field. The Matthew Harding Stand does appear to be particularly packed, so perhaps there is an over-crowding issue.

Amid that, Roma have the best chance so far as Nainggolan strides to the edge of the Chelsea box but fires over from 20 yards.

Chelsea get the ball back and spring forward. Hazard feeds Morata, but the Spaniard's first attempt on goal since his hamstring injury is straight at Alisson Becker.

Roma right into the ascendency in the opening minutes. Perotti exchanges passes with Kolarov from a short-taken free-kick and crosses, but Morata clears the danger. The Blues remain under pressure though but Dzeko can't head on target. The visitors are pressing - boldly - in the early exchanges and Chelsea are being penned in.

Under way in west London.

A light mist hangs over Stamford Bridge ahead of kick-off; almost a metaphor for their season so far. A third Champions League tonight will help further ease their domestic troubles.

Antonio Conte embraces with several members of the Roma backroom team as both sides make their way out before kick-off. This should be one of those rare occurrences; a close group stage game in the Champions League. But don't count on it.

Roma's travelling support, a couple of thousand, making a good noise from the away section at Stamford Bridge - but it's far from the most impressive thing I've heard during a European night in west London. Kick-off fast approaching.

I saw the Diego Costa-Mohamed Salah half-and-half scarves doing a roaring trade before kick-off.

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One of football's modern-day greats in attendance tonight. And Francesco Totti.

Though it is worth mentioning Dzeko has not scored in nine previous appearances against Chelsea, but is undefeated in six of those.

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Roma have gone with a more conventional 4-3-3. Nainggolan, Strootman and Gonalons form a rigid midfield, behind a forward line which sees Perotti and Gerson flank the impressive Edin Dzeko.

The Bosnian has scored 57 goals in 99 appearances for Roma since leaving City in 2015 and he will need to be watched to ensure he doesn't add Chelsea to his list of victims.

So how will Chelsea line-up tonight?

David Luiz is braced to start in midfield, with Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas either side of him. Davide Zappacosta and Eden Hazard will being on either wing and will aim to support Alvaro Morata.

Roma out to warm up at Stamford Bridge.

Surely this stat will be build on this season?

Of course, Roma are not the only side have to have familiar faces on it. Davide Zappacosta will be well known to Serie A fans having played for Atalanta and Torino, while Antonio Rudiger is formerly of this parish. Alvaro Morata meanwhile had a spell with Juventus.

Having won their opening two group games, Chelsea are 91% likely to progress to the knock-out phase. Here is a graphic interpretation of how to emerge from the group stage, courtesy of Bwin.

Bwin infographic

Full time in Azerbaijan and it has finish 10-man Qarabag 0 Atletico Madrid 0. The La Liga side have taken just two points from their opening three games, meaning a win tonight for Chelsea will put them in sight of the last 16. They could go seven points clear of third place.

Meanwhile, for Roma they have a free hit tonight knowing they will remain second in the group regardless of the result at Stamford Bridge. Could that change their approach?

Atmosphere building at Stamford Bridge ahead of kick-off.

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Lots of recognisable names in the Roma side named to face Chelsea tonight. Ex-Man City duo Edin Dzeko and Aleksander Kolarov as well as former Tottenham defender Federico Fazio are among them.

In midfield meanwhile there is former Chelsea target Radja Nainggollan and Kevin Strootman, who is a constant subject of the transfer gossip columns. Can they do justice to their reputation tonight?

And here is the all-important infographic which makes the world go around.

Three changes for Chelsea. Out go the injured Moses and benched Willian and Batshuayi and in come the fit-again Morata, right-back Zappacosta and Andreas Christensen.

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Luiz, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Morata


Alvaro Morata recalled by Chelsea. More to follow.

And here is the Roma team...

So how might Chelsea line up tonight?

Alvaro Morata is expected to return from a hamstring injury which has kept him out since the before the last international break. But N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are all missing.

Chelsea are not the only English side in action tonight looking to protect a 100% record. Manchester United go to Benfica aiming to make it three wins from three, against the backdrop of speculation over Jose Mourinho's future at Old Trafford. You can follow our live blog here.

Roma have arrived at Stamford Bridge. Bit of moisture in the air in west London.

Action in Group C is already under way tonight with the other two sides Qarabag and Atletico Madrid meeting in the early kick-off in Azerbaijan in the early kick-off. The home side are holding their own after an hour, and are holding the La Liga side 0-0 with 30 minutes to go.

Chelsea might have been on the end of another shock result in the Premier League at the weekend, but their campaign in Europe has been going swimmingly.

Wins over Qarabag and Atletico Madrid leave the 2012 winners heading into the back-to-back meetings with Roma knowing another four points will be good enough to secure a berth in the knock-out stage.

Roma may not be the force of last season when they finish second only to Juventus in Serie A, but they remain a dogged force and their showing against Atletico on matchday one proved they can hold out against the very best on the continent. Eusebio Di Francesco has endured a tough start to life in the Italian capital but a credible result tonight will only enhance his reputation.

All the team news and build-up ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off on the way.