Chelsea Survives Ignominious Champions League Exit With Draw

Chelsea stumbled to an entertaining draw at Valencia in an incident-packed match and will have to wait till the final match day for qualification.

Tammy Abraham
Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham

The Blues looked set for a place in the last 16 after Christian Pulisic gave them a second-half lead and Kepa Arrizabalaga saved Daniel Parejo’s penalty.

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But with eight minutes remaining, Daniel Wass’ intended cross from the right bamboozled Kepa, who appeared to misjudge its flight.

Valencia, who created several clear-cut opportunities during the match, then spoilt Chelsea’s night when Dane Wass fortuitously found the net with his deep cross.

Tammy Abraham suffered a serious stomach injury towards the end of the first half.