Last Updated: 23/10/12 9:35pm
Shakhtar 2 Chelsea 1. All over and the hosts take the spoils. Chelsea can have few arguments at the final result as they were well below their best. They need to raise their game for Manchester United at the weekend.
Ilsinho caught by a high boot from Ramires. That's two bad challenges he has got away with now. Final few seconds and Shakhtar win a free-kick off Luiz for a slight shove. Hosts running down the clock.
Luiz trying to race forward from the back. He isn't going back either. Ivanovic pushing on again, but his cross is cut out on this occasion. Shakhtar looking for the corner flag.
Fernandinho trips Mikel. Chance for Chelsea to load the box. Terry trots forward, along with Luiz. Mikel floats the ball forward, but fires straight into the arms of Pyatov. What a waste.
Fernandinho skips around Cole, but his cross is bundled clear by Terry. The ball remains in and around the Chelsea box and Mkhitaryan fires at Cech.
Surely Chelsea can't snatch something from this, can they? Will be a nervy final few minutes for the hosts. The Blues can now throw caution to the wind.
GOAL CHELSEA - OSCAR. Late route back into the game for Oscar. Ivanovic powers forward from full-back and drills across the face of goal. Oscar on hand to turn the ball into an empty net.
Standing ovation for Willian as he is replaced by Douglas. Willian has impressed again tonight. Easy to see why so many scouts are keeping a close eye on him.
Luiz goes for goal from the free-kick. From fully 35 yards, he fires straight into the wall. Sums up Chelsea's evening. Ramires is hobbling back on.
Ramires stays down and will require treatment. He was bundled over by Hubschman, who had no intention of getting anywhere near the ball.
Cole forced back to Cech. Terry then runs the ball out from the back. Ramires suddenly injects life into the Blues and is clattered by Hubschman in the middle of the park. The Shakhtar man is booked.
Lovely touch from Ilsinho, he looks like he will slip into this side just fine. Chelsea now leaving big holes in the middle of the park as they push forward in search of a route back into the game.
Willian decides against a shot from the edge of the box. He has three blue shirts after him. Shakhtar keep the ball, and find Srna. He delays a cross too long and his effort is blocked by Cole.
Better from Chelsea as they move the ball quicker across midfield. They lack penetration, though, and are playing in front of Shakhtar. Sturridge tries his luck from distance, but fires high over the top.
Time and space for Hazard, who has been the one bright spark for Chelsea tonight. He can't get the Blues going, though, and as they chase Willian back towards their own goal, Luiz is booked for a push.
So nearly three. Adriano with a towering leap at the back post. His knock down finds the boot of Hubschman, but he can't divert the ball on target. It trickles past the post. Chelsea counter, with Hazard sprung clear. Smart block from Pyatov as he races off his line.
Texeira tempts Terry into a rash challenge. The Chelsea defender is bamboozled by some nifty foot and knocks his man up in the air. He escapes a caution. Srna takes the free-kick, but his delivery is easily cleared.
Rare mistake by Hubschman offers Sturridge hope for a second. The door is then slammed in his face by Kucher. Shakhtar working so well as a team. Chelsea, not so much.
Chelsea trying too much at times. They are too easy to read as well, with Teixeira able to break up play in midfield. Mikel doing his best to do the same for Chelsea. Meanwhile, Hazard dribbles a tame shot at Pyatov from 20 yards out.
Shakhtar now sitting a little deeper. They have run themselves into the ground tonight. They have breathing space and can afford to take their foot off the gas.
Cech in the right place for Chelsea. Srna fires a cross along the edge of the area. Mkhitaryan catches the ball first time, and catches it sweetly. His effort is straight at Cech. Hazard unable to pick out a team-mate at the opposite end of the field.
Brilliant flick from Willian, who is turning it on now. Shakhtar work the ball in a tight area on the edge of the box. Adriano takes a shot, but sees his effort blocked at source by Mikel.
Oscar with a wild clearance that sails straight out of play. Chelsea lacking composure and communication it would appear. He didn't need to get rid.
Srna camped in the Chelsea half now. He finds Mkhitaryan, who is allowed to turn on the edge of the box. He then fires in a decent shot which Cech has to tip over the crossbar. The corner comes to nothing.
Willian has Chelsea backpeddling into their own box. The Blues sit off far too deep as Shakhtar work the ball around them. Srna and Willian tee up Fernandinho, who drills narrowly wide once again.
Adriano with a slight touch to a crossfield ball aimed in his direction. Mkhitaryan is running into space behind, but Cech reads the danger and comes to collect the loose ball. At the other end, Ivanovic fires the ball behind off Willian. Set-piece comes to nothing.
Luiz can't get a touch to the free-kick, but the ball does deflect behind for a corner. Mata's delivery is glanced on at the near post by Torres. Mikel collects, spins and fires high into the stands. Not known for his goalscoring.
Hazard brings the ball down and skips past Kucher. The defender hacks the Belgian down and can have no complaints at the yellow card which is flashed in his direction.
Fernandinho looks to be a top player. He is never hurried or troubled. Haven't seen as much of Willian in the second half, but Shakhtar have numerous players who can hurt you, as they are showing here.
Looking at the Chelsea bench, difficult to see how they could mix things up. Sturridge maybe? Plan A isn't working. As I speak, Torres ghosts in behind, but then crosses into the arms of Pyatov.
Poor ball forward from Ramires. The ball did hit a bobble before he hit it, but he was falling over as he lumped an aimless pass towards Torres. Chelsea running out of ideas.
Srna is okay to continue. He is back on the field for a matter of seconds before he is tripped by Hazard. Chelsea fans now very quiet.
Di Matteo thinks Torres was pushed as he rose to challenge for the ball. Officials disagree. Srna hs stayed down and requires treatment. He landed heavily. Wind taken out of him.
Hazard again looking for a pass but has no movement around him. Eventually he finds Mata, who floats a cross into the heart of the box. Torres challenges with two defenders, but can't make contact.
Fernandinho close to his second of the game. Chelsea can only half-clear to the edge of the box and the Brazilian returns the ball with interest. His low drive skids narrowly past the post.
Terry across to cut out a ball intended for Adriano. Chelsea have everyone back inside their own half. When they hammer the ball clear, there is no-one there.
Ramires gets away with a hefty challenge on Mkhitaryan, who was running away from him and towards the box. Chelsea looking to push more men forward now, with Cole and Ivanovic being asked to provide width.
Decent effort from Ramires. He has a go from 25 yards out. a stinging drive swerves in the air and Pyatov has to flap the ball behind. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
Mata whips the ball into the six-yard box, but only finds the hands of Pyatov. Shakhtar look to spring clear and Mikel has to come over the top of Texeira to win an important header. He hits the turf hard, but bounces back up.
Luiz is still with us and appears to have run off a slight knock. Hazard still looking to get Chelsea going. Another bright burst sees him win another corner.
Hazard trying to get Chelsea going. He cuts inside off the right flank. From 25 yards he lets fly. Pyatov at full stretch as he pushes the ball around the post. Chelsea force another corner. Hazard tries again. Second delivery nodded clear at the front post.
They should be game, set and match. Chelsea haven't looked like getting one, never mind two. Shakhtar have controlled this tie from the off and deserve to be two clear.
GOAL SHAKHTAR - FERNANDINHO. Hazard caught on the ball by Adriano. He races towards goal, before slipping the ball across to Fernandinho. He sets his sights and drills low across Cech and into the bottom corner.
Di Matteo on his feet. He can't be happy with what he has seen so far. Hazard back with us after being asked to leave the field for treatment. Sloppy again from Ramires as he plays a pass behind Terry. Not happening for Chelsea.
Ramires is filling at at centre-half, with Luiz a passenger at the moment. Chelsea pile forward at pace, which they need to do more. The ball finds Mata, but he blazes wide of the target. Fernandinho and Hazard now down requiring treatment.
Luiz now struggling. He is limping around. Chelsea have cover on the bench but could do without another injury. Adriano stood on the defender's toe as he backed in. Chelsea play on, but again Torres is crowded out.
Misplaced pass from Luiz has Chelsea backpeddling again. Strong challenge from Hazard has them back in possession. Shakhtar working so hard to close down space. Torres unable to link up with Oscar.
Nice one-two involving Oscar and Cole. The ball is worked to Torres, who tries a snap-shot from just inside the box. Too many bodies in the way and Pyatov remains untroubled.
Shakhtar immediately back into a solid unit. Hazard looks for a pass forward, but can't see on. Chelsea forced to knock the ball across their back four.
Jaz says: "We player better under pressure coming back from behind is how we play. We step up to the challenge, last year we proved nothing is impossible. All teams can be beaten even in there own back yards Barcelona, Bayern Munich to name name a few. Come on Chelsea."
Evan Kydd says: "Chelsea should switch to a 4-1-4-1 with Hazard and Ramires out wide and Mikel defensive midfield. 3-1 Chelsea final score."
Aaron Tugwell says: "As much as a true blue I am, Chelsea are playing sloppily. Shakhtar will dominate. 2-0 Shakhtar with Rat getting the 2nd."
Yusuf Anunda says: "Chelsea always get an extra strength when you least expect it. The Blues a draw will do us good! but 1-2 will keep us tops!"
Can Chelsea find a route back into the game? Will Shakhtar build on their lead? Get your thoughts in to Chris.Burton@bskyb.com or @SkySportsChrisB.
Shakhtar 1 Chelsea 0. The hosts burst out of the blocks and lead at the interval. The Blues have been off the pace and have lacked imagination. They need to improve if they are to avoid leaving the Ukraine empty-handed.
Mata tries to get Chelsea going, followed by Hazard. Neither can and that should be about it for the first half.
Willian whips over the delivery from the set-piece. Cech backpeddling, and the ball sails over his head. Fortunately for the Chelsea there is no orange shirt behind him and the ball runs out for a goal kick.
Ivanovic creates a yard and delivers at once. His delivery picks out Torres, but he has to try a difficult volley. His hooked effort is easily saved. Misunderstanding at the other end as Luiz nods the ball past Cech and he has to touch it behind.
Fernandinho able to exploit another gaping hole in front of the Chelsea back four. He hits the ball on the run, but fires down the throat of Cech. Blues keeper overworked just now.
The ball keeps coming back at Chelsea. They will be glad to reach half-time and regroup. Di Matteo needs to put a rocket up them. They are leaving holes all over the place.
Space for Ivanovic, but his pass inside is easily cut out. Hazard wins it back, but Shakhtar get two banks of four behind the ball. Torres then loses the ball and trips Rat as the full-back looks to run it out.
Chelsea fail to deny with the set-piece again. It comes through to Rakitskiy, whose shot isn't the best. Hubschman then forces another smart save from Cech. The Czech shot-stopper then comes through a crowd to punch clear. Blues rocking slightly.
Oscar floats a pass from wide on the left towards Mata. He is never going to win much in the air. Must do better. Shakhtar surge forward again, with Ramires forced to challenge Srna and concede a corner.
Good save from Cech to deny Mkhitaryan. He is picked out inside the box. He has to let the ball bounce as Cole dives across him, and his effort is at a good height for Cech to push over the top. Chelsea struggle to clear the corner, as it flashes across the face of goal, but manage to smuggle the ball clear.
Shakhtar still slipping the ball around in a positive fashion. They are happy to go backwards when required. They don't look as rushed as Chelsea when in possession. A lead obviously helps!
Oscar finds Hazard. He has togo back to Ivanovic after being crowded out. The Chelsea full-back tries to take a direct route into the box, but is blocked off. Mikel then fells Willian as Shakhtar look to spring clear.
Nice dinked pass from Oscar has Torres running in behind. His first touch is okay, but the ball then skips up and onto his shin. It runs away from him and he can't force the ball past Pyatov from an impossible angle.
Teixeira caught on his heels as Mkhitaryan pokes the ball in his direction. He would have had to hold off Terry in order to get to the ball, but he would have stood more of a chance if he had read the pass.
Nice football frees Oscar in behind Rat. The Brazilian gets his head up and tries to pick out Torres, who pulls back towards the penalty spot. Rakitskiy able to hammer clear for the hosts. Adriano does win a free-kick on this occasion as he backs into Luiz.
The referee has lost his pen! Terry finds it and returns it to the man in the middle. Meanwhile, Luiz does well to win a free-kick off Adriano when he was going nowhere. Reckless from the Shakhtar striker.
Crossed wires between Hazard and Oscar as they attempt to pick Shakhtar's defensive lock. Adriano then goes down as the hosts clear. He claims to have been caught by Terry. Nothing in the challenge and he is waved to his feet.
Good strength from Torres, but he is forced wide. Ivanovic delivers another cross. He finds the head of Hazard, but his diving header is always drifting wide before Srna hacks to safety.
Chelsea have to put more pressure on the ball. They are sitting deep, allowing Shakhtar to play in front of them. Space again in between the lines for Chelsea. Mkhitaryan on this occasion, who spins and drills at Cech from 20 yards out.
Willian has plenty of willing runners. Fernandinho is one, and he floats a brilliant pass wide to Rat. He crosses on the volley, but fires the ball straight into the arms of Cech. Ivanovic caught napping there.
Srna bombs forward from full-back. He brushes inside Oscar, who barely offers a challenge. Srna lets fly from just inside the penalty area, but Terry is prepared to put his head in the way. Chelsea attack with purpose, but Torres' final shot is poor.
End-to-end stuff as Chelsea fly straight up the other end. A promising move comes to an end as Oscar delivers a terrible cross. Fernandinho back on the ball for Shakhtar. He is so composed in possession and keeps the hosts ticking over.
Great ball from Hazard to Ramires. He is able to run the ball across to Torres, but the pass takes a deflection and the Spaniard has to check his run. He can't get a shot or a cross away. Shaktar counter at pace, but Adriano doesn't look up as he crosses and Terry can clear.
Adriano puts pressure on Ramires on halfway, forcing him backwards. Chelsea unable to keep hold of the ball for any length of time. Shakhtar so well organised at the back.
Willian desperate to be involved in everything and drops so deep in search of the ball. It works, though, as he keeps finding space. He is allowed to get another shot away, but Cech is always behind it.
Ivanovic floats over a cross from deep on the right. Pyatov does well to step off his line and pluck the ball out of the air from in front of Torres. Cole then trips the keeper and is cautioned.
More nervy defending from Chelsea as Luiz hacks clear. Terry is then forced to stab an Adriano cross out for a throw. Shakhtar will be delighted with how things are going.
Rakitskiy trying to be too clever as he fires a pass cross-field. Mata cuts the ball out and sends it back over the top for Oscar to chase. The ball skids off the turn and into the grateful arms of Pyatov.
Chelsea with the first ball from the corner, but are unable to clear their lines. Fernandinho is able to send off another sighter, which flashes over the top of the crossbar.
Chelsea playing with 10 for the moment. They fail to spot Adriano's run down the middle. He spins and is able to force the ball to Willian. Chelsea get bodies in his face and he can't hit the target. He does win a corner.
Lampard down and requires treatment. He slipped as he sent the ball forward. Looks like he will have to come off. Hazard readying himself on the sidelines. Another early blow for Chelsea.
Willian skips forward, before cutting inside Ramires. Chelsea man beaten far too easily. Willian takes aim from the edge of the box, but fires high into the stands. Another warning for the Blues.
Mikel sitting very deep for Chelsea. He should be the one keeping an eye on Willian. No way through for the visitors at the moment. They move right, then left, and back again. Shakhtar block their path at every turn.
Hosts knocking the ball around nicely. They look like a side full of confidence. Fernandinho sets his sights from 25 yards, but hits across the ball and sends his shot well wide of Cech's goal.
Willian able to find space again. He lofts a ball towards Hubschman, but Cole is in the right place to get an important head to the ball and set off up field. Scrappy so far from Chelsea when they get into the final third.
Adriano forces Luiz to concede a throw deep in his own half. Shakhtar opt against launching the ball towards the box. Chelsea soon have it back. Cole leads the charge, finding Ramires. He goes wide to Oscar, but his cross from the right is cut out at the near post.
Willian sitting deep and trying to dictate play. Chelsea letting him have the ball. They have 10 men behind it, to be fair. Chelsea look to break, but Torres slips and then shoves Srna to the turf. Blues striker not happy with the decision to award a free-kick against him.
Strong challenge from Ramires, and he frees Torres. The Spaniard brushes off the first challenge, but Kucher comes across to block his path. Solid defending from the hosts. Torres had no options.
Too many misplaced passes from both teams at the moment. Hardly helping the flow of the game. Ivanovic does go long this time, but Torres is pulled up for a trip on Rakitskiy. Not the service Torres wants.
Ivanovic opts against going long with a free-kick from halfway. Chelsea looking to play their way back into the game. Oscar loses the ball, sparking a Shakhtar counter. Willian is forced backwards.
Shakhtar don't have too many runners up top. Willian is dropping deep, leaving Adriano isolated. Long balls which are touched on and being gobbled up by Chelsea. The Blues are now pushing forward, with Oscar sending a low drive straight at Pyatov. Ambitious from 25 yards.
Chelsea force their first corner of the game. Mata's delivery is nodded back to him. He has a second try at picking out a team-mate, but can't. Shakhtar stand firm and hammer clear.
Shakhtar have already shown that they are a force to be reckoned with this season and they will take great heart from their opener. They will feel they have more to offer.
Chelsea's game plan out of the window already? Di Matteo unmoved on the touchline. They will have to go chasing a bit more now. They will want to hit back immediately. Sloppy defending cost them there.
GOAL SHAKHTAR - TEIXEIRA. Nightmare start for Chelsea. They are unable to clear their lines from a throw, with the ball breaking to Teixeira. He keeps a cool head to slide past Cech and into the bottom corner.
Mata able to hook a cross over his shoulder and into the box, but over the heads of those in the middle. Chelsea looking to get the ball down and knock it around early on - frustrate the hosts. They are also quick to get back into position when they lose the ball.
First touch for Terry as he steps out from the back to head clear. He then gets a toe to the ball as he comes back his way. No chance of him letting his on-field standards slip tonight. He looks fired up.
Champions League anthem rings out around the stadium. Fantastic atmosphere and Chelsea will want to quieten those in the stands as early as possible. The Blues are about to take the next step in their quest to retain their continental crown. Here we go!!!
The players are in the tunnel and we are almost ready for the off. We will have to leave the feedback there for now. There will be further opportunities to have your say at half-time and at the final whistle.
Adam Gillis thinks Chelsea could be in for a rough ride. He says: "I think Shaktar may shock us all tonight, been watching them a lot lately and if Willian and Mkhitaryan are on form we could see a few goals."
Roberto Di Matteo says he never considered leaving Terry out tonight. He also admits to a selection poser as he tries to juggle European commitments with a crucial Premier League clash with Manchester United at the weekend. Has he got things right? Keep your opinions coming in to Chris.Burton@bskyb.com or @SkySportsChrisB.
Ray Wilkins speaking on Sky Sports 4 HD confident that the Terry issue will not prove to be a distraction for Chelsea tonight. 'He's marmite' is the former Blues midfielder's opinion of the current skipper.
Fergus is another backing Chelsea to pick up an impressive victory on their European travels. He says: "Think Chelsea have the momentum to get another win tonight. 3-1 with Lampard to score two as he looks to impress RDM!"
Dayo Solomon sees Terry making a few more headlines by getting his name on the scoresheet. He says: "For sure, both clubs are performing so well this season but I think Chelsea is in a better shape compared to other clubs and nevertheless they do mess up at times and get carried away but regardless of that I think they'll win 3 - 1 tonignt with two from Torres and one from Terry."
Akshet Shetty thinks Chelsea will get the job done...just. He says: "Chelsea look strong, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some changes in the line-up due to the United game. I predict 2-1 CFC."
Cian Hughes sees the hosts edging a close encounter, saying: "First of all, this will be tough! Chelsea at the moment, top of the league but Shaktar are a really good team and think they will beat Chelsea, 2-1."
Gabriel Sutton is he first to get in touch. He says: "This game could have a bit of a Brazilian theme to it as both of these teams probably have more of them then Englishmen/Ukrainians in their team! Shakhtar are a good team and with Chelsea already top of the group, they may want to rest some players in preparation for Sunday's game against Man Utd. Bearing that in mind, I'll go for a narrow Chelsea win."
Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Oscar, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Mata, Torres. Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Hazard, Sturridge, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Bertrand.
Shakhtar team: Pyatov, Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Rat, Hubschman, Fernandinho, Alex Teixeira, Mkhitaryan, Willian, Luiz Adriano. Subs: Kanibolotskiy, Stepanenko, Eduardo, Gai, Douglas Costa, Kryvtsov, Ilsinho.
Fancy a flutter with Sky Bet? Chelsea 15/8 are being well backed ahead of the clash at 13/10 but with the hosts currently on a record-breaking 21-match winning run in domestic football the draw is proving popular with punters at 5/2. As usual returning skipper Terry is popular in the first goalscorer market at 25/1, while Juan Mata and Oscar, who have scored with both of their two shots in this season's Champions League, are an attractive 18/1 to both find the net tonight.
Feel free to offer your opinion on tonight's game by contacting me direct at Chris.Burton@bskyb.com or @SkySportsChrisB. Can Chelsea pick up three points on the road or will the hosts spring a surprise? Let me know your thoughts.
Both sides also sit top of their respective domestic leagues at present, with Chelsea four points clear at the top of the Premier League and Shakhtar having taken maximum points from their opening 12 fixtures in the Ukrainian top flight.
As expected, John Terry starts for Chelsea tonight and will captain the side.He may be serving a domestic ban, but Roberto Di Matteo is sticking with his skipper in Europe.