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Chelsea Throw Away Two-Goal Lead In Front Of New Owners

Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead in front of their new owners to draw 2-2 with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge.

Premier League

Result: Chelsea 2-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Date: 07 May 2022

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Romelu Lukaku got a surprise start in the attack alongside Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic while N'Golo Kante and Jorginho missed out through injury.

Werner nearly got the breakthrough inside the opening five minutes after weaving his way into the box before unleashing a left-footed strike that was kept out by Jose Sa.

The Blues had the ball in the back of the net on 33 minutes when Werner fired home from close range, but celebrations were cut short after the German forward was judged to have fouled Roman Saiss.

The home side had another goal disallowed just before the break when Ruben Loftus-Cheek bundled the ball home, but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) came to Wolves' rescue as the goal was ruled offside.

Wolves should have went ahead on the stroke of halftime when the ball fell kindly to Leander Dendoncker in the box, but the midfielder blazed over with the net gaping.

Chelsea were handed a lifeline when after being awarded a penalty for Saiss' foul on Lukaku, who stepped up and calmly slotted into the bottom corner on 55 minutes.

Lukaku doubled the lead two minutes when Pulisic pounced on an error to play in the Belgian striker, who sent fine right-footed strike into the far corner from the edge of the box.

Wolves were presented with a chance to pull a goal back in the 74th minute when Hwang Hee-Chan was slipped through on goal, but goalkeeper Edouard Mendy rushed off his line to make the save.

The visitors did reduce the deficit four minutes later as substitute Trincao cut in from the from right flank and rifled the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box.

However, Wolves got the all-important equaliser in the 96th minute thanks to a towering header from captain Conor Coady to earn Wovlves a share of the spoils.

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