Faced with Burnley this Saturday, Chelsea were surprised by conceding the draw (1-1), for the 11th day of the Premier League. Dominators in the game for most of the meeting, the Blues paid for their lack of efficiency in front of goals. Thus allowing visitors to continue to believe in their chance to come back.
As part of the 11th day of the Premier League, Chelsea of Thomas Tuchel was, to his surprise, hooked by Burnley at the end of the match (1-1). With this draw rather surprising given the domination of the Blues, the latter remain leaders of the championship but lose points in the race for the title and see Manchester City come back to three lengths after their victory in the derby (2-0).
However, everything had started well for the Londoners who, in the 33rd minute, had opened the scoring. It was on a good cross from Reece James that Kai Havertz scored his second goal of the season via a header. Rarely endangered by the Clarets, it is serenely that the Blues returned to the locker room at the break.
A dearth of efficiency
In the tradition of the first act, Thomas Tuchel’s men monopolized the ball. But in the last gesture, the Premier League leader struggles to be decisive. Like this failure of Ross Barkley in the 71st minute, who alone in the axis will not be able to frame his shot to endanger goalkeeper Nick Pope.
An action that will cost Londoners dearly. Eight minutes later, Burnley will equalize via Matej Vydra with an assist from Jay Rodriguez. A winning coaching for the coach Sean Dyche, who had brought the two protagonists on the field while his team was on the verge of rupture.
Chelsea will try to push for the advantage, but the absence of a Romelu Lukaku or Timo Werner was clearly felt on the attacking front. The entries of Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic will not change the scenario. If the 18th in the standings grabs an unexpected point, the leader sees his runner-up Manchester City, winner of the derby against United (2-0), return to three points.