Chelsea failed to move back into second place in the Premier League after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Arsenal on Wednesday thanks to Hector Bellerin’s stoppage-time strike.
Eden Hazard’s penalty cancelled out Jack Wilshere’s opener before Marcos Alonso looked to have sealed the turnaround for the champions, only for Bellerin to blast home at the death.
JACK WILSHERE goal for Arsenal vs Chelsea
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The result means Antonio Conte’s side stay third in the table, a point behind Manchester United and 16 adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City, having won just once in their last five away league matches.
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It was Wilshere who broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute with an emphatic finish after wasteful finishing especially by Morata but Arsenal’s lead lasted only four minutes, with Hazard winning and then converting a debatable spot-kick after Bellerin sent him to ground in the box.
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Alonso snatched what he thought was the winner six minutes from time, but Arsenal showed great resolve to push for an equaliser and Bellerin atoned in the 92nd minute with a stunning half-volley from the edge of the area.
Bellerin with a great strike to equalise against Chelsea. 2-2 pic.twitter.com/jFs37YBpnt
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Chelsea still had another chance to claim all three points, but Alvaro Morata’s wasteful finishing reared it’s head again and substitute Davide Zappacosta, who came on for the ineffective Victor Moses, hit the crossbar with his follow-up.