Burnley take point in draw at Chelsea (video)
- Burnley took lead after eight minutes
- Huguain and Kante scored within two minutes of each other
- Burnley came back to earn a point, now at 40
- Chelsea moves up to fourth place on 67 points
In a wild, back and forth affair, Burnley cane away with a crucial point in a visit to Stamford Bridge as Sean Dyche’s side looks to stave off relegation.
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Burnley scored first and then rebounded from a one-goal deficit to draw Chelsea, 2-2, on Monday at Stamford Bridge. With the draw, Burnley is now nine points clear of relegation, while Chelsea moved into fourth place, passing Arsenal.
After a strong start by Chelsea, Jeff Hendricks shocked the fans at Chelsea with a terrific strike on the half volley off a corner kick that flew past Keba Arrizabalaga in goal. The goal put Burnley up, 1-0 after just eight minutes.
However, only four minutes later, Chelsea struck back. N’Golo Kante fired home a strike in the 12th minute, finishing a pass from Eden Hazard after the Belgian took his fullback defender to task. Two minutes later, Gonzalo Higuain produced some fantastic footwork to put Chelsea in front.
In the 24th minute, Chelsea’s defending went missing off a free kick. Burnley was able to get headers from Ben Mee, Chris Wood and then finally Ashley Barnes, who nodded home to tie the scoreline and give the match its fourth goal in the first 25 minutes.
Chelsea had to bring on Pedro late in the first half, as Callum Hudson-Odoi limped off and was substituted.
Tempers flared in the second half as both teams looked for the winner, but were unable to find the proper finish.