Late goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek helped Chelsea complete a thrilling comeback to beat Cardiff City 2-1 away in the Premier League on Sunday.
#FullTime _ Cardiff (1) v Chelsea (2). Cardiff completely robbed. A clear penalty not given to Cardiff. A clear offside goal 🥅 scored by Chelsea. VAR is needed in the English Premier League! pic.twitter.com/smiOKj1uHe— BreakerMan Barimah Boboo-Nhomasia (@BenKobie) March 31, 2019
With Chelsea heading for an embarrassing defeat against third-bottom Cardiff, their captain Azpilicueta dragged them back into the match with a goal that appeared to be offside.
Today's match-winner, @Rubey_LCheek! 👌— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 31, 2019
Now to re-focus and get ready for Wednesday! 👊 #CARCHE pic.twitter.com/gy6346FsCn
The visitors then completed the fightback when substitute Loftus-Cheek stormed in at the back post to plant a header in the bottom corner.
Loftus Cheek winning goal Cardiff vs Chelsea 1-2— ESM SPORTS (@ESMSPORTS3) March 31, 2019
Chelsea stayed sixth in the table with 60 points, level with fifth-placed Arsenal, who have played a game fewer, and a point behind Manchester United in fourth.
Chelsea, who started without talisman Eden Hazard and midfielder N’Golo Kante, struggled to create chances and failed to hit a single shot on target in the first half.
Aron Gunnarsson’s long-throws for striker Oumar Niasse troubled the Chelsea
How Chelsea took the 3pts today. pic.twitter.com/NjRWusuRTK— losriley (@losriley) March 31, 2019
The visitors failed to clear the delivery launched into the box, leaving midfielder Harry Arter to whip the ball back in for Victor Camarasa, who fired a first-time finish into the top corner.
Spurs 61— CHELSEA SAUDI FANS™ (@CFCSAUDIFANS) March 31, 2019
Man Utd 61
Arsenal 60 (+1 game)
Chelsea 60 #Top4 #PL pic.twitter.com/ucTg8yhpKh