WATCH: Game Highlights Of Chelsea FC’s Draw With West Brom

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Chelsea FC faltered yet again in the Premier League as they drew with West Bromwich Albion under the lights at Stamford Bridge. Here are the game highlights.

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Chelsea entered this evening’s fixture on a five-game unbeaten streak. The Blues were hoping to secure the three points at home to West Brom as they attempted to climb the Premier League table. Unfortunately, things did not exactly go to plan.

Guus Hiddink’s men started positively and took the lead just 20 minutes into contest as Cesar Azpilicueta converted a Branislav Ivanovic cross.

While the Stamford Bridge faithful may have been looking up, early sub Craig Gardner drew the Baggies level with a sublimely struck long-range effort in the 33rd minute.

Exciting prospect Kenedy was brought on for a disappointing Pedro at half-time and as the clock wound down, the Brazilian thought that he had won the match. Making a near post run, the winger appeared to have turned Willian’s low cross into the back of the net. Replays showed that West Brom defender Gareth McAuley in fact got the decisive touch, but Chelsea were ahead nonetheless.

However, as probably should have been expected, the Blues did not hold out for the win. James McClean popped up with another decent Baggies strike to earn the draw with under five minutes left. Chelsea had suffered yet another setback in this 2015/16 campaign.

Given that we are talking about the Chelsea FC here, referee Anthony Taylor will face a barrage of abuse from Blues fans who will inevitably feel that his performance was inadequate. While some decisions were certainly questionable, nothing can mask the fact that the players were poor again. They seemed to have recovered in recent weeks, only to suffer a relapse.

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Next up for the Blues will be an even more difficult clash with Everton. The Roberto Martinez-led Toffees side earned an impressive point at the Etihad earlier and will certainly carry that confidence into the weekend’s trip to West London.

Chelsea can now say goodbye to the top four, but there is still plenty of pride to play for.