Chelsea and West Ham United battled out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Cobham this morning as the two sides settled for a share of the spoils in their Premier League 2 fixture.
The Blues twice came from behind as the visitors made Andy Myers’ men work hard for a point in a well-contested derby fixture.
It was Chelsea who went close to opening the scoring early on but Dynel Simeu’s effort was pushed onto the bar by Hammers goalkeeper Serine Sanneh.
It wasn’t to be The Blues defender’s day and the youngster fouled Veron Parkes in the area to hand West Ham United a 13th-minute penalty kick. Amadou Diallo stepped up to take the spot kick and placed his shot into the corner of the net.
Chelsea were soon back on level terms when James Clark delivered a pinpoint cross for Nunn to fire the ball home before the player was almost on the scoresheet himself but his effort from range thundered off the bar.
An end-to-end first 45 minutes ended with Jon Russell striking the post for the hosts before Parkes had a goal disallowed for offside for the visitors.
Chelsea were denied by the woodwork for a fourth time early in the second half when Armando Broja’s low effort stumped the post
West Ham United edged back in-front again when some poor Chelsea defending allowed Manny Longelo to take aim on goal and the player made no mistake from close range.
The Hammers’ lead was again wiped out within minutes when Sanneh fumbled the ball following a corner kick and Ekwah Elimby scrambled home the equaliser.
Blues midfielder Marcel Lewis was twice denied by Sanneh late on while Jake Askew was called into action at the other end as the match ended 2-2.
Chelsea are back in action on Wednesday when Tottenham Hotspur are the visitors to Cobham.