WELBECK ON TARGET AGAINST CHELSEA
England international Danny Welbeck was the saviour for Brighton and Hove Albion as he scored the goal that secured a well deserved point at Chelsea via a 1-1 scoreline.The England striker was able to score his first Brighton goal since returning to full fitness after several weeks on the sidelines due to the hamstring problem picked upin September.
Brighton were the better side after the Chelsea goal for the rest of the game in the quest to get back in the game and they didn’t get their reward until the first minute of added time in the second half when England attacker Welbeck powered home a header off the cross from Seagulls left-back Marc Cucurella to ensure that his team left West London with a point at least.
The share of the points was a big blow for Chelsea who needed a win to keep in touch with league leaders Manchester City at the top of the table. The West London giants started the game with a six-point deficit to Manchester City and that has now stretched to eight points after the draw with the Seagulls, while Manchester City won their own game. The two games were played on Wednesday night.
For the Manchester City game, the Citizens beat home team Brentford 1-0 courtesy the first half strike from Phil Foden to move clear at the Premier League summit.