Marcos Alonso netted twice as Chelsea recorded a 2-2 draw with AFC Bournemouth at The Vitality Stadium this afternoon.
The Blues were leading before two quick-fire goals from the home side turned the game on it’s head. Alonso came to his side’s rescue though with a strike five minutes from time.
It was the hosts who came close to breaking the deadlock early on with Philip Billing forcing a good save from Blues keeper Willy Caballero before the Argentine denied Callum Wilson.
Chelsea grew into the match and Mason Mount saw an effort saved by AFC Bournemouth keeper Aaron Ramsdale before Frank Lampard’s side opened the scoring courtesy of an Alonso effort from close range.
The Blues almost doubled their lead just after the break but Olivier Giroud sent an effort just wide of the post before disaster struck when the hosts netted two quick-fire goals.
First, Jefferson Lerma fired in an equaliser before Joshua King tapped home a Jack Stacey cross to complete the turnaround.
Chelsea substitute Michy Batshuayi thought he had levelled matters 17 minutes from time but his effort was ruled out for offside.
Time was running out for The Blues to salvage a point but they did just that when Alonso popped up with an equaliser five minutes from time.
Chelsea are back in action on Tuesday evening when Liverpool are the visitors to Stamford Bridge for an Emirates FA Cup fifth round tie.