Struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers have caused an upset in the Premier League 2 this afternoon, holding Joe Edwards’ Chelsea Development Squad to a 1-1 draw at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground.
The home side are in danger of relegation to the second division but they put in a spirited performance to record an unlikely point against a Chelsea side who are chasing the Premier League 2 title following a strong start to the campaign.
Luck was certainly on the home team’s side throughout the match and they were handed a fortunate advantage after 15 minutes in the West Midlands when The Blues defender Marc Guehi diverted the ball into his own net.
Chelsea levelled matters 17 minutes later when Charlie Brown played in full-back Valentino Livramento who fired the ball home beyond Wolves keeper Andreas Sondergaard.
Forward Jordan Graham should have given the home side a 2-1 lead going into the half-time break but he sent a shot wide when it looked easier to score.
The second half produced few clear goalscoring opportunities but Chelsea looked like the most likely to score, particularly in the dying stages of the match.
Charlie Brown sent a sharp header on goal only to be superbly denied by Sondergaard. Other than that save though, the Dane was not really severely tested as the home side clung on for what might prove to be a priceless point.
Some members of the Chelsea side will be back in action on Tuesday when they represent the Under-19s against Valencia in Spain in the UEFA Youth League.