Chelsea 1 Fulham 1
By planetfootball.com staff
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Claudio Ranieri's side had looked in total control, and went in front courtesy of a real scrambled goal. Gianfranco Zola's free kick hit the underside of the bar before John Terry hit a post with the rebound. The ball cannoned back and hit Alain Goma to hand the hosts the initiative through an own goal.
Frank Lampard should have made the victory safe for The Blues, but was guility of a dreadful miss after Maik Taylor parried the ball out. From only three yards out, the midfielder was unable to snap up the golden opportunity.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had a rifled attempt blocked on the line, and Chelsea paid for their profligate finishing.
Luis Boa Morte shrugged off Marcel Desailly and buried a bending drive wide of Carlo Cudicini to cheer the away supporters.
Graeme Le Saux made an important block when former Blue Jon Harley surged forward and threatened to write the headlines, and John Collins clipped the bar as Fulham finished strongly.
Substitute Eidur Gudjohnsen, who came on alongside Mario Melchiot and Jody Morris, spurned an opening in the dying seconds, and the draw means Chelsea are now level on points with in-form Liverpool.