LOFTUS-CHEEK: THE DRAW WITH BURNLEY FELT LIKE A LOSS

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Chelsea played out a 2-2 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Maurizio Sarri’s side dominated the game with 77 percent possession and had 22 shots in the game, but Burnley stung Chelsea by scoring from two set-pieces, and Chelsea found it hard to score again after Ashley Barnes equalised for the away side on the 24th minute.

Chelsea failed to capitalise on the failings of the other three top four contenders and only got a point against Sean Dyche’s side.

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed that the draw against Burnley felt like a defeat.

“It feels like a loss in a way because we could have got three points and made a massive jump in the league, but in a way it is a point gained as well because the other teams did not get points at the weekend,’ said Loftus-Cheek

“Burnley did well set-piece wise but we spoke about that in the build-up to the game, so it was disappointing to concede from two set-pieces. It was frustrating because they time-wasted really well but we have to take it and move on.

“There were some emotions flying at the end because of what was on the line in the game, so I can understand why a lot of players and staff were frustrated, it is why we love football, you get these emotions flying but like I say, move on.”

Loftus-Cheek has now urged the rest of the team to fight hard in our three remaining league games so as to end the season on a high.

“I don’t think we are in a bad position but it is just down to us to produce our best football in the run-in to the end of the season. These games coming up are massive and we need to be at our best. The focus has to be really sharp and we have to be really on it because this is where it really matters.”

On a personal note, Monday night’s game was positive for Loftus-Cheek’s physical condition as he started the fourth consecutive league game for Chelsea and also played 90 minutes.

“That is what I am really pleased about, getting that 90 minutes in which is what I am looking for. It was tough second half, I had a knock as well but I pushed through it so it was disappointing not to get the win but we keep going.”

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