Nigeria midfielder, Mikel Obi, returned to the Chelsea starting line-up as the Blues were held to a 2-2 draw at home by West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night.
Interim manager, Guus Hiddink, made three changes to the squad that defeated Scunthorpe 3-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday with Mikel, Thibaut Courtois and skipper of the side, John Terry, replacing Ramires, Asmir Begovic and Gary Cahil in the starting line-up.
Spanish defender, Cesar Azpilicueta broke the deadlock on 21 minutes, converting home from close range following a sumptuous cross from Branislav Ivanovic.
To their credit, the visitors refused to give up as they took the game to Chelsea.
They got their reward in the 32nd minute when Gardner unleashed a cracking shot outside the box beyond the reach of Thibaut Courtois in goal for Chelsea.
West Brom dominated proceedings in the second half and were lucky to conceded an own goal through McAuley in the 74th minute.
They however got a deserved equaliser five minutes from time through McLean.
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