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Chelsea 1-1 Wolves: Eden Hazard comes to the rescue after Raul Jimenez's opener

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Eden Hazard has saved the day for Chelsea with a late goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Having consolidated their form with victories against Tottenham and Fulham, Chelsea looked on course for a crushing blow against Wolves this weekend.

They were dealt a painful reality check on Sunday afternoon as Wolves looked continued their remarkable season and overall record against teams in the top six.

Chelsea failed to create clear-cut opportunities throughout the game and the sides entered half-time at 0-0 after an uneventful 45 minutes.

The visitors took the lead in the 56th minute, when Wolves executed a fine counterattack that featured combination play between Jimenez and Diogo Jota.

Chelsea 1-1 Wolves

The former scored his 14th goal of the season, via a deflection, and Chelsea couldn't respond in the proceeding half an hour.

Chelsea were staring at their seventh league under Maurizio Sarri, only for their talisman Eden Hazard to save the day during the closing moments.

He has undoubtedly been their best player this season and ensured they didn't drop too far behind in the race for the Champions League.

It was a brilliant finish from the Belgian winger, so check out the goal down below:

The race for the Champions League

Chelsea will have mixed feelings about the result amid their challenge for the top four.

Tottenham have lost three of their last four Premier Leagues, including against Southampton this weekend, and it appeared to leave the door wide open for their rivals.

Fans certainly wouldn't have settled for a draw before the game, but will be more than happy given the context of the game and it was no less than the west London side deserve.

Wolves shouldn't feel too disillusioned with the result, either.

They have already secured draws against Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal, while also beating Tottenham and Chelsea in the reverse fixture.

Up next for Chelsea are trips to Everton and Cardiff City.

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