The Premier league got fired up this weekend as wins for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United meant that the big boys are battle-ready for supremacy. The onus was on Chelsea to respond. They could extend their lead at the top if the win which was the expected outcome, but a draw in today’s game is quite fair.
Let’s analyse 3 match talking points:
BURNLEY MADE IT TOUGH FOR CHELSEA AT TURF MOOR:
Much of pre-match briefings was on Burnley amazing home record which places them as the third best in the league behind Spurs and Chelsea. The Blues on the other hand had the best away record in the league dropping just 7 points on their travels. Chelsea’s last visit to the Turf Moor saw them emerge victorious with a 3-1 win in 2014 during ex-Manager Jose Mourinho reign. After the early exchanges, it looked like Chelsea would sweep their hosts away after a beautiful goal by Pedro Rodriguez. But Burnley’s doggedness saw them equalize with a sumptuous freekick by Bradley. Then they defended in numbers looking to hit Chelsea on the counterattack. The game was surely headed for a stalemate as Chelsea didn’t pose much serious threat to the Burnley defence for any hope of a late victory.
CONTE AND CHELSEA MUST RUE MISSED OPPORTUNITY:
Certainly as the team head back to London, they know they blew away the chance to maximally extend the points gap over our rivals to 12. Though it was quite a difficult game, but we were primed for a better showing after taking the lead, only to be pegged back. They can still make amends but hopefully come end if the season, this result shouldn’t be something we regret.
THUMBS UP TO THIBAUIT COURTOIS:
The Belgian has shrugged off early season uncertainties to now become one of Chelsea’s most influential players. His concentration and superb position prevented a defeat. His foot save against Lowton’s shot and Gray chance in both halves gave Chelsea a point to hold onto.
Let’s keep the dream alive by supporting the team. Cheers.