The result against Burnley left many Chelsea fans disappointed as many Chelsea fans expected a win against Burnley with Tottenham losing to Liverpool at Anfield the previous day.
Chelsea legend Pat Nevin thinks Chelsea passed a huge test at Burnley even though we dropped two points.
“If ever there was an afternoon to test Chelsea’s character and any apparent southern softness, Sunday was the day. It was only a point gained in the end and it probably should have been three on the balance of play, but there certainly wasn’t a lack of application and will by the Blues,” Nevin wrote in his Chelsea official website column.
“David Luiz, more than most, showed a willingness to grind it out in those conditions even though he was clearly carrying a fairly debilitating injury. It is also particularly hard to be creative when most of the elements are conspiring against you but the players rolled their sleeves up (metaphorically at least) and just got on with it. This was always going to be a tough fixture as Burnley’s home form underlined, but it had to be faced.
“Before I leave the subject of Burnley, don’t get me wrong, I have every admiration for them and what they are doing. Sean Dyche is doing exactly what he should do to survive and everyone up there is on the same page. From the players and staff working themselves to exhaustion, to the fans rightly baying at the referee for every decision, all of them play their part in making it as unpleasant an experience as possible for the visitors for those 90 minutes. Can you tell I am going to the Burnley v Lincoln game on Saturday? Many have wilted in the face of this onslaught but Chelsea and the hard core fans that turned up in blue never faltered. It was two points dropped but a test that was passed which others have failed.”