Antonio Conte's team were two goals to the good after 37 minutes thanks to strikes from David Luiz and Eden Hazard, but Roma pulled off a 33-minute comeback after efforts from Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko.
Find out how all of the action unfolded at Stamford Bridge courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates below.
CHELSEA SUBSTITUTES: Caballero, Rudiger, Scott, Kenedy, Pedro, Willian, Batshuayi
Lorenzo Pellegrini is a name to look out for should be enter the action at any point. The Italian international has recently been linked with both Manchester clubs.
CHELSEA XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; David Luiz, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Morata
ROMA XI: Alisson; Peres, Fazio, Jesus, Kolarov; Nainggolan, Gonalons, Strootman; Gerson, Dzeko, Perotti
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