London: Chelsea conceded a late goal in the 16th-round clash of the English Premier League on Saturday as Wigan fought back for a 1-1 draw in their relegation battle and made the Blues lose ground in the top-three rivalry.

Jordi Gomez's tap-in goal after 87 minutes cancelled out Daniel Sturridge's superb strike, denying the Londoners a fourth straight League win.

A point was valuable to Wigan as the host side was just one point behind the 17th-placed Wolves and was likely to climb out of the relegated zone soon.

But for the visitors, it was not enough.

The Blues was left still third place in the table with six and four points respectively behind the leading Manchester 'big two'.

Manchester City, with one game in hand, will host the fifth-placed Arsenal Sunday, while Manchester United face Queens Park Ranger.

Elsewhere, Blackburn suffered a 1-2 defeat to West Bromwich courtesy Peter Odemwingie's strike in the last minute.

Leon Osman of Everton rescued a 1-1 draw against Norwich with a equaliser nine minutes before time.

Fulham showed no mercy to bottom-of-the-table Bolton after Clint Dempsey and Bryan Ruiz handed the host a 2-0 victory.

Peter Crouch's iconic header led the visiting Stoke City to a 2-1 comeback victory over Wolves. Newcastle gained one point in a goalless draw against Swansea.

(Agencies)