Late goals help Chelsea in comeback win against unlucky Cardiff City

Late goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek helped Chelsea complete a thrilling comeback to beat Cardiff City 2-1 away in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday.

With Chelsea heading for an embarrassing defeat against third-bottom Cardiff, their captain Azpilicueta dragged them back into the match with a headed goal that appeared to be offside.

The visitors then completed the fightback when substitute Loftus-Cheek stormed in at the back post to plant a header in the bottom corner.

Maurizo Sarris Chelsea stayed sixth in the table with 60 points, level with fifth-placed Arsenal, who have played a game fewer, and a point behind Manchester United in fourth.

Cardiffs plight looks increasingly bleak as they are now five points adrift of the safety zone with seven games remaining.

Chelsea, who started without talisman Eden Hazard and midfielder NGolo Kante, struggled to create chances and failed to hit a single shot on target in the first half.

Aron Gunnarssons long-throws for striker Oumar Niasse troubled the Chelsea defence for the majority of the match and it was key to Cardiffs breakthrough just after the interval.

The visitors failed to clear the delivery launched into the box, leaving midfielder Harry Arter to whip the ball back in for Victor Camarasa.

He fired a first-time finish into the top corner.

The hosts had two penalty kick appeals turned down, with defender Sean Morrison tugged down by Marcos Alonso and Antonio Rudiger in two separate incidents.

We worked three weeks for this but to get let down by decisions No major decisions went for us, Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said.

Its the best league in the world but the worst officials. They dont understand what is at stake. They shouldnt make mistakes at this level.


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