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Chelsea's reserve side let a two-goal half-time lead slip away at Farnborough on Saturday. Goals at either end of the first period, the first from Adam Phillip (pictured) and the second from Fabio Borini had put the Blues in a strong position, before two goals in the final two minutes from the home side earned a creditable draw against the talented young Chelsea men.

It was the perfect start for Neil Bath's side, as Phillip used his plentiful pace to latch onto a through ball inside the Farnborough area and slot past the home goalkeeper.

It could have been even better as both Phillip and strike partner Borini went close, the Italian hitting the side netting when he might have hoped to score.

Jeffrey Bruma tested Farnborough keeper Richard Barnard with a bending free-kick, before Jan Sebek saved well from former West Ham trainee Daryl McMahon at the other end.

Before half-time it was 2-0, as Jacopo Sala rifled in a powerful shot, too hot for the keeper to hold, allowing Borini to follow up and double the lead.

The second half brought pressure from the home side, sub Nic Heimann's goal leading a charmed life, as Jack King and then Simon Wormull missed the target.

The Blues were still dangerous on the attack, but Phillip fired over, and then in our area Dean McDonald managed to hit a defender on the line rather than pull a goal back, but eventually the breakthrough came, with two minutes remaining.

Heimann made two superb stops before being beaten by Bradley Bubb twice, the first a low finish from the edge of the area, and the second a bundled effort following a deep cross over the goalkeeper's head.

Chelsea (4-4-2 diamond): Jan Sebek (Nic Heimann h-t); Shaun Cummings (Nikki Ahamed h-t), Carl Magnay, Jeffrey Bruma, Ben Gordon; Jack Cork ©, Michael Woods, Liam Bridcutt (Gokhan Tore h-t), Jacopo Sala; Fabio Borini (Daniel Philliskirk h-t), Adam Phillip.

Source: Chelsea FC

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