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Chelsea V PAOK - As it happened.

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 3,826

Pin Official lineups for the Europa League Group L clash between Chelsea and PAOK. BeSoccer
Official lineups for the Europa League Group L clash between Chelsea and PAOK. BeSoccer

Chelsea V PAOK - As it happened.

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 3,826

Join us for live text updates of the Europa League Group L clash between Chelsea and PAOK from Stamford Bridge.

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FT: Chelsea 4-0 PAOK. A walk in the park in the end for Chelsea as they cruise to victory thanks to a brace from Olivier Giroud and further goals from youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi and substitute Alvaro Morata. The 'Blues' maintain their 100% record in the competition as they secure top spot with the minimum of fuss.
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1 minute added on.
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Barkley does indeed have a go, but his effort narrowly clears the crossbar.
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Vieirinha fells Loftus-Cheek 20 yards out and Chelsea have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Barkley is over it.
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Fabregas tries to catch Psachalakis out from a shade inside his own half, but the strapping stopper reads his internations and makes a routine save.
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Hudson-Odoi has got a taste for it now. He lashes an effort over the bar at the near post despite having better-placed team-mates in the centre.
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Pelkas is booked for a late challenge ona marauding Willian.
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GOAL! CHELSEA! 4-0! MORATA! Whatever Giroud can do... hudson-Odoi turns provider, crossing from the right for Morata to power a header into the corner at the near post.
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The visitors make a change of their own, Varela replacing El Kaddouri.
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Chelsea make their final change as Alvaro Morata replaces two-goal Giroud.
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Chelsea content to starve their opponents of possession now as they look to ease their way through to the final whistle. This has all been very one-sided.
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Loftus-Cheek appears to be tripped on the edge of the box, but he is waved to his feet.
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Another switch for the home side as Willian replaces Pedro.
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A hint of concern for Chelsea as a limping Davide Zappacosta is replaced by Ethan Ampadu.
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GOAL! CHELSEA! 3-0! HUDSON-ODOI! The youngster gets his goal! PAOK fail to clear in the aftermath of a corner and the winger is allowed to advance into the box and curl a low effort in between two defenders and beyond Paschalakis and at the near post.
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Pedro is picked out by a wonderful cross-field ball from Fabregas, but he tries to cut back onto his left foot and his effort is blocked.
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Pedro tries an audacious 25-yard effort as the ensuing corner is cleared into his path, but his effort fades just wide.
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CHANCE! Loftus-Cheek changes through the gears in midfield to create a shooting chance for himself and his angled effort looks destined for the far corner, only for Paschalakis to make a good stop.
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Cahill's turn in the stonewall booking sweepstake as he hauls El Kaddouri to the ground just inside the Chelsea half.
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Hello. Warda wants a penalty as Emerson prevents him from getting a clean strike away in the box. The referee points only for a corner.
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Emerson attempts to burst into the box down the left but he manages only to win his side a corner, which is cleared.
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Wernbloom is left for dead by some quick feet and a turn of pace from Hudson-Odoi, but his ensuing clumsy challenge deemed worthy of a booking.
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PAOK get us back underway here and they've made a change at the break, Amr Warda replacing Aleksandar Prijovic.
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HT: Chelsea 2-0 PAOK. Yevhen Khacheridi's early red card followed by Olivier Giroud's brace mean this one is all-but over at the break here as Chelsea close in on a fifth win form five in the Europa League.
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El Kaddouri is teed up by Prijovic on the edge of the box but he can only lash well over the bar.
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OFF THE LINE! Pedro just about manages to get something on Emerson's low cross, but Matos is there to hack it clear as it threatens to bobble in.
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GOAL! CHELSEA! GIROUD! 2-0! It's that man again! A lovely ball and a lovely finish this time as Fabregas dinks a ball over the top for Giroud to volley home first time left footed. Chelsea are pratically home and hosed.
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Another inviting ball is fizzed in from Emerson, with Vieirinha only able to accidentaly knee is back to his goalkeeper. If Chelsea keep playing with this intensity it could be a cricket score.
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PAOK almost engineer a counter from a Chelsea corner, but Emerson is there to prevent the ball from finding Prijovic.
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Almost! Giroud is inches away from connecting with Emerson's wonderful ball in from out on the left. If he get's there it's 2-0, luckily for PAOK he doesn't quite make it.
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OFF THE BAR! What an effort this is from Hudson-Odoi! The youngster tries his luck from fully 30 yards and beats Paschalakis, only for his effort to clips the bar on its way over. Inches.
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GOAL! CHELSEA! GIROUD! 1-0! A lovely finish! Fabregas looks for Pedro over the top but the Spaniard opts to gather the ball and wait for support rather than go himself. He turns away from a challenge before spreading the ball out to Giroud on the right-hand side of the box and he curls a low left-footed effort into the far corner first time.
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Giroud flicks a header wide from a Zappacosta cross after shaking off his marker, but he is adjudged to have fouled his man.
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Loftus-Cheek dances away from two or three PAOK defenders down on the byline before his attempted cross deflects out of play off team-mate Olivier Giroud.
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Cahill rises highest to meet the ensuing corner from Pedro, but he can only flick a header a couple of yards wide.
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CLOSE! Loftus-Cheek lefts fly from 20 yards, but Paschalakis makes a wonderful finger-tip save away to his left. A great stop!
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Giroud is flagged offside as he looks to sneak in behind. Can Chelsea make the most of their utter dominance?
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Slightly closer from Hudson-Odoi as he forces a save this time with an almost identical effort. Chelsea are all over the visitors.
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Hudson-Odoi finds a yard in the box and looks for the far corner with his right foot, but he can only curl narrowly wide.
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CHANCE! Pedro is set racing away over the top, but his first touch slows him down and he can only fire over as he enters the box under pressure from a retreating defender.
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CHANCE! First a low ball in from Zappacosta fizzes across the face of goal without getting a touch, before Hudson-Odoi dinks a lovely ball over the top for Giroud, only for him to lash over from a narrow angle.
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Fabregas attempts to go under the wall with the ensuing free-kick, but he can only drag it well wide.
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RED CARD! PAOK! Oh dear. Khacheridi is given his marching orders and the visitors are down to 10. He lets a routine pass run across him and Giroud seizes on it, with the defender's despairing lunge bringing only an early bath.
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Vieirinha's ball in from a deep free-kick briefly looks like finding Prijovic, but it is hacked to saftey.
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Pedro's long-range effort is deflected off target and the hosts have the game's first corner.
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Davide Zappacosta sees a low cross from the right blocked to safety.
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Chelsea get us underway here in the capital!
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The players are out on the pitch here at Stamford Bridge and we'll be underway imminently!
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There will be a landmark appearance for Chelsea's Andreas Christensen tonight!
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Here's how these two sides have fared recently going into this one:
Here's how these two sides have fared recently going into this one:
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The game will be PAOK's 41st in the Europa League Group Stage, only Salzburg and FCSB have played more.
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The Greek side have progressed to the knockout stages in four of their last six Europa League campaigns.
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PAOK have a good record playing in London, having drawn 1-1 with Arsenal and beaten Tottenham 2-1 on their last two visits to the English capital.
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Chelsea are unbeaten in five games against Greek opposition.
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This season's previous meeting between the two sides was the first time they had faced each other in UEFA competition. Chelsea claimed a 1-0 win in Salonika.
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The visitors name all of their big guns as they look to keep their European adventure alive going into December.
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PAOK: Paschalakis; Matos; Khacheridi, Crespo, Vieirinha; Mauricio, Shakkhov, Wernbloom; Jaba, Prijovic, El Kaddouri. Subs: Rey, Varela, Bieswar, Pelkas, Cañas, Akpom, Warda.
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As expected Maurizio Sarri has shuffled his pack for this one, with the likes of Davide Zappacosta, Gary Cahill and Callum Hudson-Odoi all being handed rare starts,
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CHELSEA: Kepa; Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Emerson; Fabregas, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek; Pedro, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi. Subs: Caballero, Ampadu, Alonso, Jorginho, Willian, Kovacic, Morata.
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PAOK boss Razvan Lucescu: "We are here to win. I hope we took a lesson from the previous game. We have to play perfectly until the final whistle. Every game is different. We have will to fight for a good result. Chelsea is a great team. We have to be focused and concentrated."
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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: "I think I will make big changes to the side for tomorrow because in December we have to play 10 matches so now we need to change, regardless of the last result. In the Europa League group we had two targets, first was qualification which is achieved, the other one is to win our group so for this we need one point but we cannot think to play for one point or it is very easy to lose the match. So the target tomorrow is to win the match and be the first in our group."
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Chelsea lead the way in Group L with four wins from four going into this one, with PAOK in need of a win to keep their hopes of progressing alive.
Chelsea lead the way in Group L with four wins from four going into this one, with PAOK in need of a win to keep their hopes of progressing alive.
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Hello and welcome! We've got some European action for you tonight as PAOK make the trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea.
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