Hazard strike rescues late point for Chelsea with last-gasp equalizer


Eden Hazard scored a brilliant injury-time goal to rescue a Premier League point for Chelsea against an impressive Wolves side at Stamford Bridge with a stunning low strike

Maurizio Sarri made three changes from the Europa League victory over Dynamo Kiev with Eden Hazard fresh to start after being handed a rest.

Chelsea came into the match knowing that a win would heap the pressure on Tottenham Hotspur, who lost 2-1 at Southampton on Saturday.

But the Blues looked laboured in their build-up as they were frustrated by a resilient Wolves back five.

One positive note was the improving link-up between Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho, with the latter floating a decent balls over the top for the striker to latch onto but his shot was tipped away by Rui Patricio.

The Blues dominated the play with 77 per cent possession but could not find a way through and were nearly made to pay for over-committing.

They were caught on the break by Nuno’s side and Raul Jimenez squeezed a shot past Kepa Arrizabalaga via Blues skipper Cesar Azpilicueta.

Higuain was then guilty of missing two chances to get the Blues level, the worst being an airshot from two yards out with the goal at his mercy.

Sarri threw on 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in search of an equaliser, but the Blues struggled to create any chances of note as the fans grew frustrated but up stepped Hazard to save Chelsea like he has done time and time again, surging past Gibbs-White to smash home from 20 yards into the far corner.

The result keeps Chelsea and Wolves in sixth and seventh respectively


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