We deserved draw – Gomez

The Spaniard equalised two minutes from time to cancel out Daniel

Sturridge’s opener and dent the visitors’ title bid. It was Gomez’s

fourth goal in five games and meant the Latics have now taken seven

points from their last four games. “I am scoring goals,” Gomez told

ESPN. “After their goal I think our reaction was very good and in

the end we got that goal and we deserved the draw.” Captain Gary

Caldwell claimed Wigan’s strength in adversity was key. “We believe

in the group of players that we’ve got and we showed great desire,”

he said. “Everyone’s pulling in the same direction. When you go on

a run of defeats you need to stick together and we’ve done that.

“Chelsea are a great side and play some great stuff but we stuck at

it and deserved a point in end.” Wigan boss Roberto Martinez was

delighted with his team’s display. “Today the performance was

perfect, from our point of view,” he said on ESPN. “Today we had

more corners, better possession and more chances than Chelsea. I

think that speaks volumes. The players were magnificent.” Asked

what he put his team’s resurgence in form after such a poor start

to the season down to, he said: “You need to get to know each

other. As a team you need to gain that momentum and that belief and

that comes from playing well and getting results. “Now we are

starting to get a real understanding of each other. “Losing eight

games on the trot was a real test, but the players overcame that.”

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas admitted Wigan deserved their point.

“It is a disappointing result,” the Portuguese said. “It was a

hard-fought game with many chances on both sides, maybe more from

Wigan. They fought hard to get the result here. “I think Wigan had

the momentum (towards the end) and the crowd was behind them and

they got the goal they deserved – 1-1 was a fair result.” Asked if

his side were complacent following their victory over Manchester

City on Monday, he said: “No. It’s always difficult during the

Christmas period to play away from home. “We didn’t get the three

points we thought we could get, but we have to continue to fight

and get back to good results.”