Chelsea had to settle for second place in their Champions League group after a Steven Savic own goal secured a point at home to Atletico Madrid, who needed to win in order to stand any chance of progressing.
The first-half wasn’t much of a spectacle, with Chelsea dominating but failing to test the mightily impressive Jan Oblak. Davide Zappacosta, who was playing in an unfamiliar role as the left-wing back, stung the palms of the Slovenian with his rangy effort.
The second-half started with Atletico breaking out of their shell in search of a goal, having heard news of a goal in Rome that would send them out.
They eventually broke the deadlock, as lackadaisical Chelsea marking allowed Saul the freedom of the Kings Road to head past Thibaut Courtois. In typical Diego Simeone fashion, Atletico sat back in an attempt to soak up the pressure, but their defence is not the impenetrable force it used to be, and the introductions of direct runners Willian and Pedro meant Chelsea had numerous chances to draw level.
Parity was restored on 75 minutes when Eden Hazard drove into Atletico’s box before firing a ball into the area that deflected off Savic and past Oblak.
Oblak was in tremendous form to deny Alvaro Morata moments after Chelsea equalised and his presence prevented the Blues from walking away with all three points.
Roma’s win means that they top the group on the head to head ruling, so Chelsea must settle for a place as runners-up.
Here are my Chelsea ratings from the game: