Chelsea denied win after late Everton equaliser


A late objective by Ellis Simms noticed Everton earn an important level within the Premier League relegation battle as Sean Dyche’s aspect drew 2-2 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Joao Felix opened the scoring early within the second half, earlier than Graham Potter’s aspect have been pegged again by Abdoulaye Doucoure on 69 minutes. Nevertheless, Chelsea have been awarded a penalty 4 minutes later which was transformed by Kai Havertz and the London aspect heading to a snug conclusion till Simms scored within the ninetieth minute to pressure a draw.

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Chelsea shaded a primary half of few probabilities and little actual high quality. Felix had one of the best likelihood of the opening 45 minutes however drilled his shot straight at Jordan Pickford as Graham Potter’s aspect have been unable to capitalise regardless of dominating possession.

Seven minutes into the second half, Felix discovered the breakthrough to attain his second objective since signing for Chelsea in January and his first at Stamford Bridge.

Ben Chilwell‘s low ball into the field was blocked by Michael Keane into the trail of the Portugal striker, who spun and fired a pinpoint left-footed effort in off the fitting publish.

4 minutes later, United States ahead Christian Pulisic fired emphatically into the far nook earlier than his strike was dominated out for an offside name on Felix within the build-up.

Regardless of not often threatening the Chelsea objective, Everton discovered a leveller on 69 minutes via Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Dwight McNeil‘s nook was headed in the direction of objective by James Tarkowski, and Doucoure flicked the defender’s effort on past Kepa Arrizabalaga and simply over the road earlier than Kai Havertz booted the ball away. Referee Darren England checked goalline expertise earlier than signalling that the ball crossed the road.

However simply 4 minutes later, supplier Tarkowski tripped Reece James within the penalty field to concede a spot-kick. Havertz dispatched into the right-hand aspect of the web with Pickford diving the opposite manner.

The sport heading in Chelsea’s favour till substitute Simms powered his manner via the Chelsea defence and slotted house within the closing minute of regulation to attain his first ever Premier League objective.

The purpose helped Everton rise to fifteenth within the desk, whereas Chelsea are in tenth place.

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