Brighton and Hove Albion have taken their unbeaten Premier League run to two matches after England international Danny Welbeck was subbed on to the pitch to rescue a 1-1 draw for the Seagulls at the home of Chelsea who are one of the three title challengers in the Premier League this season. Ex-Arsenal and Manchester United striker Welbeck came off the bench with ten minutes to go and in the place of Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister and he was able to score the much needed leveller in the first minute of stoppage time after Chelsea had taken the lead in the first half.
The latest unbeaten league run of two matches for Brighton started in their last game, a 2-0 home win over newcomers Brentford. The Seagulls also ended a long run of games without victory at the expense of the Bees. Brighton had not won in eleven (11) matches before the Brentford clash at the Amex Stadium. Brighton were able to return to winning ways thanks to the goals from Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay in the first half.
The Chelsea game makes it two unbeaten run for Brighton and they can take it to three games when they take on hosts Everton on New Year’s Day.
After the goal from Lukaku, Brighton took the game to Chelsea as they were clearly the better side and they got their reward late in the game through Welbeck. He was responsible for the first Premier League goal scored by the Seagulls. Welbeck powered home an unstoppable header into the Chelsea goal off the cross from Marc Cucurella.