Highlights and goal: Chelsea 1-0 Zenit in UEFA Champions League 2021-22
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5:12 PM3 days ago


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4:53 PM3 days ago

90+5' End of match

Game over at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea win, the champions win! Thomas Tuchel's men claim an all-important victory in their Champions League 2021-22 debut.
4:51 PM3 days ago

90+4' Chelsea approached

Wilmar Barrios misplaced the ball and immediately triggered a counter-attack that ended with a defensive intervention as Lukaku was about to shoot.
4:50 PM3 days ago

90+3' Zenit have the last ball

The visiting team will take a free kick to end the match.
4:49 PM3 days ago

90+2' Substitution in Chelsea

Enter Ruben Loftus-Cheek in place of Mason Mount.
4:46 PM3 days ago

90' Additional time

Four more minutes will be played in the match.
4:46 PM3 days ago

88' Double substitution in Zenit

Danil Krugovoi and Andrei Mostovoy replace Yaroslav Rakits'kyy and Claudinho.
4:41 PM3 days ago

83' Double Substitution in Chelsea

Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell replace César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.
4:40 PM3 days ago

82' Substitution in Zenit

Entra Kiril Kravstov en lugar de Daler Kuzyaev.
4:38 PM3 days ago

80' Dzyuba missed it!

Azmoun's cross from the right at ground level, Artem Dzyuba stretched, but did not hit the ball squarely in front of goal. It was Zenit's equalizer.
4:36 PM3 days ago

79' Chelsea came closer

Marcos Alonso's shot went wide.
4:32 PM3 days ago

75' Double substitution in Zenit

Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Erokhin replace Wendel and Malcom.
4:27 PM3 days ago

69' GOOOOALL for Chelsea!

Great play patiently worked out by the home team, which ended with a masterful cross from Azpilicueta on the right that Romelu Lukaku headed in to open the scoring.
4:26 PM3 days ago

68' Zenit came closer

Jorginho made a mistake in his own half and then Wendel shot, but the ball was easy for Mendy.
4:25 PM3 days ago

65' Zenit holding on as best they can

Chelsea has the ball most of the time and with the entry of Kai Havertz they start to be faster. They can take their opponents by surprise.
4:20 PM3 days ago

63' Substitution in Chelsea

Kai Havertz replaces Hakim Ziyech.
4:19 PM3 days ago

62' Yellow card

Yaroslav Rakits'kyy is cautioned for a foul on Mason Mount near the box.
4:18 PM3 days ago

60' A little scare in the Chelsea box

Claudinho's pass to Azmoun was beautiful and as he was about to shoot, Rüdiger cleared the ball.
4:11 PM3 days ago

55' First 10 minutes of the second half

The score is still level so far, although Chelsea is starting to play with quick transitions from defense to attack. Zenit must be very careful, because they can surprise the back of the defenders.
4:07 PM3 days ago

50' Rudiger had it!

The German defender advanced into the attack, entered the box and fired a shot that went just wide of the left post.
4:02 PM3 days ago

Second half begins

The second half gets underway between Chelsea and Zenit.
3:57 PM3 days ago

45' End of first half

The first leg of the match ends with a pale 0-0 draw between Chelsea and Zenit at Stamford Bridge.
3:52 PM3 days ago

45' Yellow card

César Azpilicueta is cautioned for Chelsea.
3:47 PM3 days ago

40' Last minutes of first half

The end of the first stage is approaching. So far, the score remains the same.
3:42 PM3 days ago

38' Zenit came closer

Yaroslav Rakitskiy shot with his left foot from outside the area and the ball went wide.
3:37 PM3 days ago

32' Chelsea come closer

Lukaku's shot is blocked by Chistiakov. Still goalless.
3:32 PM3 days ago

30' Half hour of match

The match is still goalless so far.
3:27 PM3 days ago

22' The game is still tied

Little to comment so far. The match is still not exciting.
3:22 PM3 days ago

17' Chelsea came closer

Mason Mount sent the ball into the box looking for Lukaku, but couldn't find him. He followed the ball long.
3:17 PM3 days ago

15' First quarter of match

The match remains goalless and without shots on goal. Boring for the moment.
3:12 PM3 days ago

10' Everything remains same

We have no scoring chances so far in the match. Zenit have been more conservative, but look to circulate the ball and attack down the flanks.
3:07 PM3 days ago

5' First minutes

First it was a dubious start from Chelsea, but as the minutes have gone by, they have taken ownership of the ball.
3:02 PM3 days ago

Match starts

The match between Chelsea and Zenit gets underway at Stamford Bridge.
2:57 PM3 days ago

Equipo arbitral

Referee: Bartosz Frankowski - Poland
Assistant No.1: Marcin Boniek - Poland
Assistant No.2: Jakub Winkler - Poland
Fourth official: Kruzysztof Jakubik - Poland
VAR: Marco Frtiz - Germany
AVAR: Marco Di Bello - Italy

2:52 PM3 days ago

Teams on the field

Chelsea and Zenit players take the field.
2:47 PM3 days ago

Substitutes - Zenit

41. Kerzhakov (GK), 71. Odoevski (GK), 04. Krugovoi, 17. Andrei Mostovoy, 21. Aleksandr Yerokhin, 22. Artem Dzyuba, 64. Kirill Kravtsov, 94. Danila Khotulyov.

2:42 PM3 days ago

Starting XI - Zenit

| 01. Stanislav Kritsyuk |
| 19. Aleksei Sutormin | 02. Dmitrii Chistiakov | 44. Yaroslav Rakts'kyy | 03. Douglas Santos |
| 05. Wilmar Barrios |
08. Wendel | 14. Daler Kuzyaev |
| 10. Malcom | 11. Claudinho | 
| 07. Sardar Azmoun |

Coach: Sergei Semak

2:37 PM3 days ago

Substitutes - Chelsea

01. Kepa (GK), 06. Thiago Silva, 11. Timo Werner, 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 14. Trevoh Chalobah, 17. Saúl Ñíguez, 18. Ross Barkley, 20. Callum Hudson Odoi, 21. Ben Chilwell, 29. Kai Havertz, 31. Malang Sarr, 36. Lucas Bergström.

2:32 PM3 days ago

Starting XI - Chelsea

| 16. Edouard Mendy |
| 28. César Azpilicueta | 04. Andreas Christensen | 02. Antonio Rüdiger |
| 24. Reece James | 05. Jorginho | 08. Mateo Kovacic | 03. Marcos Alonso |
| 19. Mason Mount | 22. Hakim Ziyech |
| 09. Romelu Lukaku  |

Coach: Thomas Tuchel

2:27 PM3 days ago

Last results - Zenit

Russian Premier League - September 11: 3-1 vs Ajmat (Won)

Russian Premier League - August 26: 1-0 vs CSKA Moscu (Won)

Russian Premier League - August 21: 1-1 vs FC Ufa

Russian Premier League - August 15: 1-1 vs Lokomotiv Moscu

Russian Premier League - August 7: 3-2 vs Krasnodar (Won)

2:22 PM3 days ago

Last results - Chelsea

Premier League - September 11: 3-0 vs Aston Villa (Won)

Premier League - August 28: 1-1 vs Liverpool

Premier League - August 22: 0-2 vs Arsenal (Won)

Premier League - August 14: 3-0 vs Crystal Palace (Won)

UEFA Super Cup - August 11: 1-1 vs Villarreal (Won Penalty Kicks 6-5)

2:17 PM3 days ago

We start

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2:12 PM3 days ago

Tune in here Chelsea vs Zenit Live Score!

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2:07 PM3 days ago

How to watch Chelsea vs Zenit live on TV and online?

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2:02 PM3 days ago

What time is the Chelsea vs Zenit match?

This is the start time of the game Chelsea vs Zenit of September 14, 2021 in several countries:

Argentina: 16:00 hrs. on Fox Sports and Star +
Bolivia: 15:00 hrs. on Fox Sports and Star +
Brazil: 16:00 hrs. on HBO Max, Estadio TNT, Space Brazil and GUIGO
Chile: 15:00 hrs. on Fox Sports and Star +
Colombia: 14:00 hrs. on Fox Sports and Star +
Ecuador: 14:00 hrs. on Fox Sports and Star +
USA (ET): 15:00 hrs. on Paramount +, Univision and TUDN.com
Spain: 21:00 hrs. on Movistar +
Mexico: 14:00 hrs. on HBO Max
Paraguay: 15:00 hrs. on Fox Sports and Star +
Peru: 14:00 hrs. on Fox Sports and Star +
Uruguay: 16:00 hrs. on Fox Sports and Star +

1:57 PM3 days ago

Key player - Zenit

Aleksandr Erokhin, who has made a brilliant start to his season, will be hoping to bring the same efficiency he has shown in the first few games of the Russian league to this match.

1:52 PM3 days ago

Key player - Chelsea

In the English team, the presence of Belgian Romelu Lukaku, who has returned to the club where he was born and with all the experience he has gained elsewhere, hopes to lead the Blues on the road to glory, not only in English soccer, but at the European level this season.

1:47 PM3 days ago

First time of this duel

These teams have never met in official matches. This game will be just the one that will begin to write the history between them.

1:42 PM3 days ago

Zenit wants to surprise the champion

The reigning champions of Russian soccer have also made a great start to their season. The team coached by Sergey Semak are undefeated leaders after seven rounds and will surely try to stand up to the champions by trying to catch a point away from home at the start of the competition.
1:37 PM3 days ago

Chelsea and an unbeatable present

The team led by Thomas Tuchel has made a great start to the season, being one of the leaders of the Premier League, and in this first match, at the start of the defense of the title as reigning champions, will be looking to maintain this momentum.
1:32 PM3 days ago

The match will be played at Stamford Bridge

The match between Chelsea and Zenit will be played at Stamford Bridge. This venue, located in the Hammersmith and Fulham district of London, England, has a capacity of approximately 42,000 fans.
1:27 PM3 days ago

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