Chelsea development squad played out an entertaining Premier League 2 draw against Manchester United at Aldershot as they came from 2-0 down to draw the game 2-2 in what was a hotly contested affair.
Chelsea dominated the first half proceedings and even hit the post through Callum Hudson-Odoi. But despite all the Chelsea pressure, it was the visitors who led at the break courtesy of Tosin Kehinde’s strike in the 38th minute.
And while Chelsea looked to restore parity after the break, James Wilson’s header doubled the advantage for Manchester United shortly after the restart.
Chelsea continued to put pressure on Manchester United’s defence but couldn’t find a way past United goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara, until the manager Joe Edwards made changes in both personnel and system, introducing Charlie Brown and Cole Dasilva from the bench as he reverted to 3-4-3. The switch paid immediate dividends as we made it 2-1 with 18 minutes remaining, Christie-Davies combining intricately with Maddox on the edge of the box before receiving Hudson-Odoi’s back-heel and then sweeping his finish inside the near post.
Ten minutes later, Chelsea’s sustained pressure paid off as Hudson-Odoi scored the equaliser.
Chelsea still had a couple of chances to get the three points but it wasn’t to be.
The result keeps us sixth in the PL2 table ahead of our next fixture away at Leicester City.