It looked like Jose Mourinho’s side would move four points clear after defender Branislav Ivanovic, who got the winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 triumph at Manchester City last week, smashed the ball home in first-half injury time to put the visitors ahead.
Anichebe, however, grabbed a precious point for the struggling hosts when he headed in Saido Berahino’s cross to move West Brom out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
At the other end of the table, West Ham United again showed they can win without suspended striker Andy Carroll as they beat Norwich City 2-0 to ease their relegation fears with a third successive victory and fourth straight clean sheet.
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