Brighton 1 – 1 Chelsea

Highlights and report as Chelsea’s top-four hopes dented by stunning late equaliser

Last Updated: 01/01/20 4:58pm

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Brighton’s win over Chelsea in the Premier League

FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Brighton’s win over Chelsea in the Premier League

Alireza Jahanbakhsh made it a festive period to remember after scoring a stunning overhead kick to deny Chelsea in a 1-1 draw with Brighton.

Fresh from scoring on his second appearance of the season against Bournemouth, the Iranian came off the bench to cancel out (84) Cesar Azpilicueta’s first-half opener (10) for Chelsea with an outrageous bicycle kick.

Jahanbakhsh has now scored two goals in his last two games for Brighton, having failed to find the net in his first 26 for the club in all competitions.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh drops to his knees at full time after his goal secures a point for Brighton at home to Chelsea

His equaliser broke Chelsea’s historical hold over Brighton, who had lost each of the last 11 meetings with the west Londoners – a run stretching back to 1933.

The result leaves Chelsea five points clear of Manchester United in fourth but United…