Eden Hazard’s injury time goal rescued a point for Chelsea as they battled to a disappointing 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
The Blues struggled to find a way past a well-organised and determined Wolves defence until Hazard found the corner of the net with a shot from the edge of the area deep in time added on.
Striker Gonzalo Higuain registered Chelsea’s only shot on target of a lacklustre first half. His effort from a tight angle was kept out of the net by visiting goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
The Blues struggled to get any momentum going early in the second half and they found themselves behind 11 minutes in when Raul Jimenez’s close range shot trickled over the goal-line.
Chelsea’s response to their setback was swift with Higuain testing Rui Patricio from distance, forcing a corner in the process before Pedro also tried his luck with an unsuccessful effort from outside of the box. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Willian later went close for The Blues but it looked like the goal just wasn’t going to come.
Two minutes into added time, Maurizio Sarri’s side rescued a point against all of the odds when Hazard rifled in an impressive low shot from the edge of the box. Antonio Rudiger even had a chance to win the game for The Blues but couldn’t find the back of the net as the match ended 1-1.
The result leaves Chelsea in sixth place in the league table, three points behind Arsenal who occupy the final UEFA Champions League qualification spot.