Welbeck: We deserved our point

Striker delighted to get late leveller against Chelsea.

By Bruce Talbot • 29 December 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
The striker's second goal of the campaign was Albion's first ever goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Danny Welbeck felt his stoppage-time equaliser against Chelsea was no more than Albion deserved.

Welbeck came off the bench to score his second goal of the season in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday after Romelu Lukaku had headed Chelsea ahead in the first half.

Welbeck said, “I think it was a fair reward for us. We showed control in the game for long stages and if anything we felt a little bit down about going 1-0 down. Getting a point in the end was big for us but I thought we deserved it.”

Welbeck was making only his sixth appearance of the season after recovering from a hamstring injury and was delighted to make such an important contribution as Albion built on their Boxing Day win over Brentford to climb to tenth in the table.

“It’s nice to get a goal and get something for the team,” added Welbeck. “It’s been a while since I’ve been on the pitch so it felt good and, overall, I thought there were a lot of positives for us. We know the ability we have and perhaps we could have produced a bit more with the chances we created. But we kept plugging away and got our reward.

“We built on the Brentford result and the point here gives us some momentum to take into Everton on Sunday. Goodison Park is always a difficult place to go but we’re looking forward to it.”