ALONSO AT THE NICK OF TIME SAVES CHELSEA FROM ARSENAL COMEBACK

ALONSO AT THE NICK OF TIME SAVES CHELSEA FROM ARSENAL COMEBACK

Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso scored the decisive goal to put score-line at 3-2 to wade off a possible upstage by the visiting Arsenal who made a dramatic comeback in a thriller at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro gave Chelsea the lead after just nine minutes, converting Alonso’s cross.

Less than a minute after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had missed a great chance to equalise, Alvaro Morata doubled Chelsea’s lead from Cesar Azpilicueta’s ball over the top.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who had also missed a fine opportunity, pulled one back on 37 minutes and then crossed for Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi to make it 2-2.

Both sides had chances after the restart to win it, but Eden Hazard, a second-half substitute, crossed from the left for Alonso to stroke in the winner with just nine minutes remaining.

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