By the time we entered the final 15 minutes it was complete one-way traffic and unbelievably the crossbar would deny Vale once more. Livramento’s centre passed all but the youngster at the back post. Hitting his attempt first time it was inches too high to find the back of the net.
Brighton were kept busy for the majority of the second 45 at Kingsmeadow but the combination of the woodwork and Rushworth denied Chelsea a much deserved goal on the afternoon where a point was the only reward.
Next for Myers’ men is the visit of Everton to Kingsmeadow next week on Friday. Kick-off on 12 March is 7pm.
Chelsea 3-4-3 Karlo Ziger; Henry Lawrence, Sam McClelland, Levi Colwill; Tino Livramento, Lewis Bate, George McEachran, Harvey Vale; Tino Anjorin (George Nunn 65), Marcel Lewis, Jude Soonsup-Bell (Thierno Ballo 59)
Unused subs Ethan Wady, Declan Frith, Dynel Simeu
Booked Ballo 65
Brighton Carl Rushworth, Ayo Tanimowo, James Furlong, Jensen Weir, Lars Dendoncker, Ed Turns, Danny Cashman, Jack Spong, Evan Ferguson (Stef Vukoje 66), Teddy Jenks, Ben Wilson
Unused subs Sam Packham, Roco Rees, Marc Leonard, Ulrick Ella
Referee Sunny Gill