Chelsea are currently drawing 0-0 in their third Champions League Group G game against Dynamo Kiev, with Eden Hazard having hit the post early on.
The Blues started Hazard on the right wing as they looked to return to winning ways at the Olimpiskiy Stadium, against a Kiev side who are unbeaten thus far having won one and drawn one.
Jose Mourinho’s side started strongly, with midfielder Cesc Fabregas firing the game’s first shot into the arms of Oleksandr Shovkovskiy in the Kiev goal.
Hazard, who was on the bench for Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa last Saturday, then struck the post after some good footwork outside the box after 10 minutes.
The home side continued to remain quiet upfront as the visitors then had a strong penalty shout. Fabregas worked his way into the box before going down after being sandwiched by two Kiev defenders, but Slovenian referee Damir Skomina waved away appeals.
Chelsea continued to press – Willian bent a free-kick into the middle which flew inches wide, before Nemanja Matic struck just past the post having beaten two Kiev midfielders.
But despite the much-improved showing from Mourinho’s men, Serhiy Rebrov’s side had their best chance of the half just before the half hour mark, Vitaliy Buyalskiy hitting a rasping shot which deflected wide off the toe of John Terry.
The Ukrainians finally started to grow into the game as the half drew to a close, but neither side could force a goal.
Half time score: Dynamo Kiev 0-0 Chelsea