Chelsea narrowly kept three points at home after a 1-0 win over Zenit thanks to a goal from former hero Romelu Lukaku.
Football Uefa Champions League
Group stage Group H
Chelsea 1 – Zenit 0
Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea called Jorginho back into the starting XI and Romelu Lukaku was stationed in the front. As well, while Zenit had Sardar Azmoun, the Iranian striker as hope. Before the game, there are various great prizes. of UEFA for Chelsea players who have done a great job leading the team to the championship last season.
Pictures of the game in the first 20 minutes, Zenit the visiting team fought the ball against Chelsea better than expected. They closed the chance to finish the home team all the time. Lukaku had no chance to cock.
Romelu Lukaku had the opportunity to turn the trigger in the 33rd minute. After receiving the ball from Mason Mount and composing a shot with the left. But there was a defensive line. Zenit jumped to the block in time.
5 minutes later, Zenit had some chance from a corner kick that Yaroslav Rakitsky picked up two strokes in front of the penalty area and spun with the left. The ball flew into the frame. But Eduard Mendy still received a great deal.
At the end of the first half, 44 minutes, Chelsea had a chance to turn the ball on the right side of Reece James to Lukaku, but the timing of the header had a squeeze that made it difficult to control the ball. The ball floated high over the beam. The end of the first half was still 0-0.
Chelsea narrowly kept three points at home
Come back to wade in the second half, Chelsea finds an opportunity first in the 49th minute of bringing the ball up through. Rudiger’s own until breaking into the penalty area. And He shoot with the right. But the ball fell out of the box, unfortunately.
In the 61st minute, Chelsea were also close when Sardar Azmoun caught the ball into the penalty area. Before firing from the right, but Antonio Rudiger ran narrowly to block it.
Chelsea scored the goal they needed in the 69th minute from Cesar Azpilicueta. He opened the ball from the right for Romelu Lukaku to hit 10 yards, sent the ball to squeeze the post into the goal. The hosts lead 1-0.
The hosts almost had another in the 79th minute. Marcos Alonso received the ball from Mount before showing his skills, locking away 2 strokes and hitting it with the left. But the ball threw the pole out of the back
The visiting team almost equalized the next minute when Sardar Azmoun passed the ball from the right for Artem Zuba to charge, but not fully. He causing the ball to slip out of the box a bit. And from this rhythm, Eduard Mendy, the injured goalkeeper, had to stop the first aid game.
After returning to play There were no more goals. The resulting in the end of the game, Chelsea narrowly defeated Zenit 1-0, collecting 3 points successfully.
List of players for both teams
Chelsea: Eduard Mendy – Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger – Reece James, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso – Hakeem Ziyech, Mason Mount – Romelu Lukaku.
Zenit: Stanislav Kritzhuk – Stanislav Sutormin, Dmitry Kritsyakov, Yaroslav Rakitsky, Dougla. S Santos – Wilmar Barrios – Claudio, Daler Kuzyev, Wendel, Malcom – Sardar Azmoun
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland).