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Chelsea in late winner over Cardiff

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Chelsea staged a late come back to grab a 2-1 victory against relegation-threatened Cardiff City on Sunday afternoon.

Chelsea looked to end an inconsistent run of form with an early lead, but Pedro’s left-footed curler dipped past the top of the net.

Cardiff battled to pose a threat to the visitors close to halftime, as Willian sent a free-kick wide of the upright after 33 minutes.

Chelsea had the visitors for the taking, but wayward finishing from Marco Alonso this time saw a big chance from a corner on go wide shortly before the break.

Shortly after the break, a cross from the right landed to Victor Camarasa who lashed a first-time shot past a stranded Kepa Arrizabalaga to send the home fans in to a frenzy.

Panic mode soon set in for the Blues, and after 53 minutes Maurizio Sarri called on their trump card Eden Hazard who replaced Pedro.

The home side maintained control of the match, giving little space to the travelling outfit in the final quarter.

Whilst holding on to their tally, the Blues struck the equaliser after 84 minutes when Cesar Azpilicueta nodded home Alonso’s flick-on.

A minute into time added on, substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek turned the game around after heading past Neil Etheridge to keep their top-four hopes alive.