Chelsea have been cruelly denied a victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium by an injury time Hector Bellerin leveller as the two sides played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in North London.
A goalless first half was followed by a sensational second period which saw Chelsea turn the match on its head after falling behind only to see their lead crushed at the death.
Arsenal went close to breaking the deadlock early on but Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick deflected just wide before Alvaro Morata fluffed a golden chance to score at the other end when he fired well wide when left one-on-one with Petr Cech.
Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois then did superbly well to push a Sanchez effort onto the woodwork before the Belgian was just as agile to keep out a strike from Alexandre Lacazette. Midfielder Cesc Fabregas drilled an effort on goal but his shot went wide as the half ended goalless.
The second half started with an excellent double save from Cech to deny both Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso before Courtois was equally as impressive to save from Lacazette’s strike at the other end.
Arsenal took the lead just after the hour mark when Jack Wilshere struck a sweet strike into the net after being teed up by Rob Holding but Hazard soon levelled matters from the penalty spot after being fouled by Bellerin.
Morata then really should have made it 2-1 to Antonio Conte’s men but his chip went just over before The Blues did notch a second when Alonso got on the end of a Davide Zappacosta cross to score.
Chelsea thought that they had won the match but two minutes into second half injury time, Bellerin thumped a loose ball into the net to equalise after The Blues had failed to deal with an Arsenal cross.
There was still time for Zappacosta to rattle the crossbar as Chelsea tried to scramble in a winner but The Blues were made to settle for a share of the spoils on an entertaining night for the fans of both clubs.