Concise News reports that it was a pulsating start at Stamford Bridge as all four goals came in the opening 24 minutes. Jeff Hendrick’s spectacular volley put Burnley ahead (8) before N’Golo Kante (12) and Gonzalo Higuain (14) put Chelsea in front with a quickfire double.
But a Burnley side high on confidence after three straight wins levelled through Ashley Barnes (24), meaning Chelsea – who later lost Callum Hudson-Odoi to a ruptured Achilles – have now failed to win any of their last six fixtures following a Europa League game.
Chelsea’s frustrations boiled over as the clock ticked down with Maurizio Sarri being sent to the stands after protesting at Burnley’s perceived time-wasting while Antonio Rudiger – not in the matchday squad – was seen arguing with a Burnley member of staff near the tunnel at full-time.
The result leaves Chelsea in fourth place in the Premier League having played a game more than their top-four rivals, while Burnley are all-but safe, nine points clear of Cardiff in 18th with three games left.