The rest of the league would have heaved a sigh of relief and grinned with happiness, as referee, Kevin Friend blew his whistle to signal the end of the game between Burnley and Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. The game ended 1 all, and with that, our lead at the top of the league drops to 8 points, since City won at Bournemouth on Monday night. But win or draw, the truth is we’re still fine.
As I mentioned before, we still lead with 8 solid points, and pending a capitulation of a remarkable order, I don’t see us relinquishing that lead. Obviously, it would have been sweeter news if we’d beat Burnley, but then, we’re facing a different reality, and we have to accept it. Burnley were worth the draw. They were solid throughout, and it was Turf Moor. They haven’t lost a game there in a while. The place is like a fortress for them. I also recall I did mention it wouldn’t be easy because obviously, they have their pride to fight for, besides, they’re trying as much as they can to avoid a 2nd consecutive relegation. So it was in no way going to be as easy as in the reverse fixture. Having said that, we are still top of the league with a good margin, and we have a few more win-able matches ahead, and plenty more opportunities to extend the lead.
We may have drawn on Sunday, but there’s certainly no cause for alarm. We’re still winning the title.