EPL: Jahanbakhsh's stunner helps Brighton hold Chelsea to tie 1-1

Brighton &hovealbionforwardalirezajahanbakhshscoredwithabrightbikekickinthesecondhalftocancelthefirstmatchofchelseadefendercésarazpilicuetainanentertaining1-1drawinthepremierleagueonwednesday.


The left back Azpilicueta celebrated his 100th start as Chelsea captain with the opening goal, guiding the ball home from close range in the 10th minute after Tammy Abraham 's shot was blocked near the goal line by Brighton' s Aaron Mooy following a corner.

The substitute Jahanbakhsh then produced a goal for the outstanding reels with six minutes left on the clock, with an excellent aerial kick that flew to the bottom corner, which gave Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga no chance.

Arrizabalaga had earlier denied another Brighton substitute in Aaron Connolly, who turned and shot from close range while Chelsea also had several chances to close out the game.

Previously, Chelsea had stepped on the accelerator following his goal and almost paid the price before the break, but Arrizabalaga produced another acrobatic salvation to deny Leandro Trossard.