Yoane Wissa scored a spectacular overhead kick as Brentford drew 2-2 with Chelsea in an entertaining west London derby.

Nicolas Jackson's header put the visitors ahead in the first half, but the Bees fought back after the break and turned the game on its head through Mads Roerslev and Wissa.

Axel Disasi's goal in the final 10 minutes ensured the points were shared at Gtech Community Stadium.

Jackson header puts Chelsea ahead

Thomas Frank made four changes to the Brentford side that lost 4-2 to West Ham United at London Stadium on Monday night: Keane Lewis-Potter, Ben Mee, Mathias Jensen and Neal Maupay made way for Mads Roerslev, Nathan Collins, Frank Onyeka and Yoane Wissa.

Chelsea made five switches to the starting XI that beat Leeds United in the FA Cup on Wednesday thanks to a last-minute goal. Djordje Petrovic, Ben Chilwell, Levi Colwill, Cole Palmer and Conor Gallagher came in; Robert Sánchez, Alfie Gilchrist, Raheem Sterling, Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke dropped to the bench.

There were half-chances for both sides during the opening 10 minutes. First, an Axel Disasi header, which was worked to him from a short corner, just cleared Mark Flekken's crossbar, before Wissa curled wide when he was given too much space on the edge of the area.

Wissa had another effort on goal 10 minutes later, when a Zanka pass into the right channel found Ivan Toney, who found his team-mate with an angled cross. Wissa received the ball inside the six-yard box but, at an extremely tight angle, his shot went into the side netting.

The visitors were nearly ahead on the half-hour mark, when Jackson had a great chance to put his side ahead. A smart pass through the defence from Enzo Fernández found the centre-forward, who rounded Flekken and had the goal at his mercy, but his shot was tame and blocked on the line by a retreating Zanka.

But Jackson did find the back of the net moments later. A pinpoint cross from Malo Gusto found the striker inside the area, and he nodded home to make it 1-0.

Wissa and Roerslev give Brentford the lead before late Disasi equaliser

Brentford equalised five minutes after half-time, as Roerslev finished emphatically to score his first goal of the season.

A cross from Toney found Reguilón, who controlled well but had his shot blocked. The ball was loose inside the area and it was right wing-back Roerslev who showed a poacher's instinct to take control of the situation and slam home from close range.

The Bees, in the ascendency at this point, were then inches away from taking the lead. Vitaly Janelt received the ball inside the area and took aim for the right corner, but he got his effort just wrong and it came rebounding back off the post.

Looking to re-take the lead, Chelsea then launched a counter attack down the right. Gusto powered down the flank after winning a duel with Nathan Collins and found Palmer inside the box, 10 yards out in a central position. The playmaker looked destined to score, but he shot wide of the post.

And the Bees punished that spurned chance when they took the lead on 69 minutes.

Another cross into the box wasn't cleared properly and Frank Onyeka managed to flick it into the air. While every other player watched the ball drop from the sky, Wissa was on the move and in the air himself. He performed an incredible scissor kick, which saw the ball fly into the back of the net and give the hosts the lead.

But Mauricio Pochettino's men fought back and equalised with seven minutes to play. A short corner was played to Palmer, who crossed to Disasi at the back post, and the centre-back beat Zanka to head in and make it 2-2.

Palmer and Sterling both had chances to win it for the Blues, but they were kept out well by Flekken to secure a point for his side in the west London derby.

Brentford: Flekken, Zanka, Ajer, Collins, Roerslev, Janelt (Yarmoliuk 87), Nørgaard, Onyeka (Jensen 77), Reguilón, Wissa (Maupay 87), Toney

Subs not used: Strakosha, Ghoddos, Ji-soo, Baptiste, Damsgaard, Lewis-Potter

Chelsea: Petrovic, Gusto, Disasi, Chalobah, Colwill (Sterling 79), Chilwell, Caicedo, Gallagher, Fernandez (Mudryk 71), Palmer, Jackson

Subs not used: Sánchez, Cucurella, Silva, Gilchrist, Tauriainen, Casadei, Madueke

Attendance: 17,140

Frank delighted with 'incredible' second-half performance

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank was delighted by his players’ response to the defeat and poor performance at West Ham United on Monday, as the Bees drew with Chelsea.

After a disappointing display in east London earlier this week, Frank’s side returned home and put in an “incredible” second-half performance to come from behind and get a point against their west London rivals. 

The Bees boss said: “I wanted a bounce back from the players after a bad performance against West Ham, because that was not us - and the response I saw today was extremely pleasing, I must say.

“The first half was fine, good, not through the roof; but second half, wow, incredible. Playing against one of the biggest clubs in the league, we have so many key players out, and the way the players responded today is fantastic. I'm so, so pleased and so proud of them. 

“The whole week they have been good, from coming in Tuesday, the way they spoke up at half-time, after the game, in training - it's a special group of players and they are driving it from within the squad.” 

Wissa: Chelsea goal my best

Brentford forward Yoane Wissa believes that his spectacular finish against Chelsea is the best goal of his Bees career.

“This is the best one,” Wissa insisted.

“If I have to compare with the goal against Oldham [another acrobatic effort in the Carabao Cup in September 2021], this is better because this is the Premier League against this kind of team.

“Especially in this time – it’s not an easy time for every fan and player – it means a lot to me, especially after coming back from AFCON.”

Wissa added: “Frank [Onyeka] can be everywhere. I saw the ball was coming, I didn’t know he was there, and when it was in the air I thought I’d try something.

“We can make some mistakes, but we can do something good when we try.”