Chelsea Vs Burnley: Zola Displeased With Opponent's 'Time-Wasting' Tactic - Zola
Gianfranco Zola (left) and Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea Assistant Assistant Coach Gianfranco Zola says the Blues are “very unhappy” with “too much time-wasting” by Burnley after the London club were held 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.

Concise News reports that Zola explains that Maurizio Sarri is frustrated about the game and being sent-off. He adds that Chelsea tried everything to win but there was too much wasting of time.

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Zola says that the Champions League-place chasers created chances, but maybe in the second half they should have been more precise in the opposition box, but it is not easy to break Burnley down.

Zola reports that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s injury is an Achilles problem and it does not look good. He says Kante came off due to a knock to the ribs that made it hard to breathe, but he should be okay quickly.

Furthermore, the Italian trainer explains that Chelsea prepared for Burnley’s set-pieces but still could not prevent Sean Dyche’s side from scoring both goals that way. He emphasises there should have been more time added at the end of the game.

His words at the post-match press conference: “Certainly with three points it would have been a different story. We still gain a point on the other teams, and we’ll not give up until the end.

“We tried everything we could on the pitch to win the game. We were frustrated in the second half, but we didn’t play enough. There was too much time wasting. We thought five minutes wasn’t enough to compensate for the time wasting. That is what frustrated us, but from our point of view, we did everything we could. That’s the reason we were frustrated.

“We tried everything. It’s not that we played badly. We created chances, but it’s not easy to score. Maybe we should have done something more in the second half in their box, be more effective and more precise, but the desire to win was there until the end.

“There was also quality in the first half. But we couldn’t get the rhythm going in the second half, and breaking down a team like Burnley when they are defending in the last 30 metres is not easy. We tried but it is not easy.”