A dramatic equalizer from former Arsenal striker Daniel Welbeck ensured Brighton got a fair share of the spoils as both sides played out a 1-1 draw.
Romelu Lukaku opened the goals account scoring for the second straight game to put Chelsea in front in the 28th minute moments after Reece James wobbled off with what appeared to be a serious leg injury.
Tuchel’s night was only going to get worse as they lost another defender, Andreas Christensen, to injury.
Graham Potter’s men hung on as they kept their heads afloat and when It looked like Chelsea was about to earn three points despite a lackluster display at Stamford Bridge, Danny Welbeck who came on as a substitute spoilt the show for the Blues as he rose well to head home a left-wing cross from Marc Cucurella in the first minute of stoppage time.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has blasted the decision of the referee no to award them a penalty and also cited injuries as a reason for his team’s failure to win the game:
“We have a horrible decision from the referee for 2-0. It wasn’t even checked. Everything against us. We have two injuries again.” Tuchel told Amazon.
“The penalty is a joke, honestly a joke, not to interfere from VAR,”
“We simply have too many players coming back from long injuries and Covid. The injury of Reece James was a huge blow. Andreas was one of the top players on the pitch and at some point, it is too much against a Brighton team with nothing to lose.” Tuchel added
With Chelsea’s next game being against a Liverpool side who were also lacklustre in their 1-0 loss to Leicester and Machester City getting a win over Brentford, the three-horsed title race two weeks ago might have been won by Manchester City although it’s still early days.