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Veltins Arena (ATT 60,000) 22nd October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: V Kassai

Schalke Schalke vs Chelsea Chelsea

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Chelsea 3

F Torres (5, 69)
E Hazard (87)

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  2. Chelsea are top of the group thanks to Basel's draw with Bucharest

  3. 93

    Its over - a fantastically professional performance from Chelsea. Schalke threatened but you always felt Chelsea were in control.

  4. 92

    David Luiz tries to get in on the act as a clearance falls to him at the edge of the area but his shot is just wide

  5. 87

    it was another breakaway - a clearance saw Hazard and Torres through with just one defender back for the home side... Hazard used the run of Torres to create space and finished coolly past Hildebrand

  6. 87

    IT'S 3-0 - FANTASTIC GOAL FROM HAZARD

  7. 82

    Weak effort by Goretzka goes wide and Mourinho decides he can now rest oscar - Luiz comes on

  8. 80

    With two home games to come, you'd have to count Chelsea as favourites to qualify

  9. 80

    With Basel winning, Schalke, Chelsea and Basel will all have 6 points from three games

  10. 78

    Suddenly very quiet in the stadium - the pocket of Chelsea fans finally making themselves heard

  11. 77

    Another sub for Schalke - Goretzka comes on for Meyer

  12. 71

    Schurrle is replaced by John Obi Mikel

  13. 71

    and suddenly Torres is on a hat trick!

  14. 70

    Schalke bring on Szalai for Boateng

  15. 68

    It was a fantastic break from Chelsea - Hazard won the ball.. it was taken on at great pace by Oscar who held off the challenges and had the awareness to square it to an unmarked Fernando Torres... he took his time, sat the goalkeeper down and slotted home

  16. 67

    GOAL FOR CHELSEA 2-0

  17. Will Schalke break through - you tell me via email - rebecca.stephenson@bskyb.com or twitter - '1rebs

  18. 66

    Howedes should have scored, the corner was headed back across goal and the defender had a free header and put it wide

  19. 65

    Meyer hits a speculative effort and wins a corner

  20. 64

    you start to wonder if Schalke do have a goal in them - if they have the nouse to break down Chelsea - great work in Midfield but so far no-one to deliverthe killer touch

  21. 61

    Free kick for Schalke by Clemens is poor , it's put back in by Neustadter but cleared

  22. 60

    Chelsea just knocking the ball around at the moment but Schalke's breaks are dangerous - here comes Meyer... Aogo's ball again - but Cech dives to clear

  23. 58

    Lampard delivers a corner - Torres header goes just wide into the side netting

  24. 54

    Cahill is booked for a clash with Boateng

  25. 52

    Uchida finds himself in space - plays for the corner, and wins it... Clemens ball is cleared by Torres - falls to Boateng, but his cross is claimed by Cech

  26. 51

    Freekick from Lampard is met by Torres but he hits the underside of the cross-bar - that was a superb header

  27. 49

    Appeal for a penalty from the Schalke players but their handball claims come to nothing

  28. 47

    Jones is booked for a professional foul on Ramires

  29. 45

    And we're back underway for the second half - no changes at half time

  30. Keep your opinions coming in email rebecca.stephenson@bskyb.com or tweet me @1rebs.... seems most of you are pretty happy with the performance but slightly worried by Schalke coming back into it. The Germans have looked dangerous, especially down the left with Aogo - will Mourinho try to combat that?

  31. So as the teams head into the dressing rooms, what would you be saying if you were Jose Mourinho? How do you see this going in the second half? what have you made of the performance so far?

  32. 45

    We're in stoppage time now - 1 minute of it..... and there goes the whistle 1-0 half time lead for Chelsea

  33. 44

    Schurrle comes forward and looks to find Torres but Schalke deal with it well.. from the throw-in Chelsea are pushed back to the halfway line

  34. 41

    Another good ball from Aogo, Meyer knocks it back for Draxler but its blocked - Schalke are really giving it a go here

  35. 39

    This time there's a huge scramble in the goalmouth - boots flying but no-one can quite get the telling touch and Chelsea survive

  36. 39

    The corner comes in... powerful header from Neustadter - great save from Cech... another corner

  37. 39

    Great move from the home side sees a ball into the area from Aogo but Cech saves the header, the ball falls to Boateng, but his shot is saved - corner

  38. 36

    Chelsea content to slow the game down in midfield but now they spring forward - Oscar plays it through for Hazard - great run from the Belgian - but he's crowded out

  39. 35

    Chelsea play the offside trap to perfection again as Boateng looks to get in behind - frustrating for the home side

  40. 34

    Ramires fouls Draxler as the German tries to get away - lucky not to be booked there

  41. 31

    The game has settled down a lot in the past 5 mins. fairly even, although the home side are looking dangerous from wide positions. Chelsea very disciplined as you'd expect of a Mourinho side

  42. Remember to keep your views coming into me - email rebecca.stephenson@bskyb.com or tweet @1rebs

  43. 27

    Azpilicueta gives the ball away in a dangerous position - Uchida looks to getaway to square the ball, but Azpilicueta makes up for his mistake with a good tackle

  44. 26

    good move from Schalke - good through ball from Neustadter puts Uchida in but his shot is high and wide

  45. 23

    Aogo's corner is cleared by Terry

  46. 23

    Aogo finds himself forward again with a chance to cross... its cleared for a corner

  47. 19

    Ivanovic gets forward, cuts into the area and tries a one-two with Oscar. the ball eventually falls to the Brazilianbut his shot is way off target

  48. 18

    Draxler threads it through to Aogo, he's one-on -one but Cech pulls off a great save - but it wouldnt have counted - the flag is up

  49. 15

    Schalke starting to get some possession back after the fast start by Chelsea...

  50. 14

    Good run by Uchida, but he slips at the vital moment, the crowd want a free-kick but nothing is given

  51. 12

    Another good ball into the box - Uchida this time but the header from Draxler is weak

  52. 10

    Aogo puts a decent ball across into the box but Schalke have no-one in there. Chelsea getting plenty of bodies behind the ball

  53. 9

    Oscar looks for Torres but he's offiside

  54. 9

    Chelsea have got control of the possession now after the goal... seems to have shocked the home side - although the crowd are still up for it

  55. 6

    Dreadful clearance by Hildebrand falls to Lampard but his long-range effort doesn't punish the goalkeeper

  56. 6

    The early goal from Chelsea - vital in quietening the crowd in this stadium who were creating a hostile atmosphere

  57. 5

    Its 1-0 Chelsea - fine anticipation by Torres on the far post

  58. 5

    Corner for Chelsea - Ivanovic's flick falls to Torres on the far post....

  59. 2

    Early corner for Chelsea comes to nothing

  60. 0

    We're underway here in Germany

  61. so what are you thinking ahead of this one???

  62. Chelsea sit third in the Group E table behind Schalke and Basel but a win tonight could take them top

  63. Schalke's squad was assembled for a mere £56,500,000 whilst Chelsea's ranks cost over £375,000,000

  64. their substitutes are... Fahrmann, Hoogland, Felipe Santana, Kolasinac, Goretzka, Fuchs, Szalai

  65. And for Schalke.... c

  66. And the subs - Schwarzer, David Luiz, Bertrand, Mikel, Willian, Mata, Eto'o

  67. The team news is in.... Chelsea line up like this...Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Lampard; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Torres

  68. email me rebecca.stephenson@bskyb.com or tweet me @1rebs... let me know what you think as we go through the night

  69. Good evening and welcome to tonight's coverage of Schalke v Chelsea in the Champions League. I'm Rebecca Stephenson and I'll be taking you through the action and I want to hear from you too

  70. Updates will follow here ...

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