Kurt Zouma netted a late own goal as Chelsea could only draw 2-2 with Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

The Blues looked to have done enough to take three points but defender Zouma deflected a Callum Robinson cross into his own net to level the scores in the 89th minute of the match.

Chelsea got off to a great start at The Bridge with Tammy Abraham rifling in the opener from close range in the 19th minute after Christian Pulisic’s initial effort had been saved by visiting keeper Dean Henderson.

It was Abraham who scored the second goal of the game with another simple finish from inside the box just before the break.

The first half produced few shots on target with home keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga virtually left a spectator throughout.

Sheffield United made an impact in the first minute of the second period when Enda Stevens set up Callum Robinson to slam the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

Abraham was then denied a hat-trick by Henderson before Ross Barkley forced a save from the Sheffield United keeper.

The visitors pushed forward in search of an equaliser late on with Oliver Norwood forcing Arrizabalaga into a save while Stevens stuck an effort wide. The Blades were to get their reward in the final minute when Robinson’s cross hit the unfortunate Zouma before finding the back of the net.

The draw means that Chelsea go into the international break with five points from their opening four league matches.

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I am Dan Pentland football writer and reporter at various levels including the English Football League, FA Women's Super League and in UEFA and FIFA affiliated competitions. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk

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