Chelsea controversially denied late winner after spirited comeback at Villa

Axel Disasi's late winner was controversially disallowed after a pitch-side review as Chelsea came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Aston Villa.

In stark contrast to their capitulation at Arsenal on Tuesday, the Blues produced an impressive fightback at Villa Park, with Noni Madueke's goal and a brilliant Conor Gallagher strike bringing them level late on.

Chelsea thought they had completed the turnaround in stoppage time when Disasi powered a header past Robin Olsen, only for VAR Chris Kavanagh to advise Craig Pawson to review the goal.

The officials judged the decision not to penalise Benoit Badiashile's nudge on Diego Carlos to be a clear and obvious error - sparking fury among Chelsea's players at full-time, while Mauricio Pochettino labelled Pawson "unbelievable" and the decision "ridiculous".

Villa had earlier raced into the lead thanks to Marc Cucurella's own goal, before Morgan Rogers doubled the advantage shortly before half-time.

However, Unai Emery's side were subdued throughout and missed the chance to move nine points clear of Tottenham - who host Arsenal on Sunday, - in the race for fourth place.