The home side continued to pile the pressure on the ‘Clarets’ in the second half, but were met with stubbornness from the typically solid Burnley rearguard. And despite some high quality chances falling to the likes of Havertz and Ross Barkley, Chelsea found it difficult to extend their lead and put the match to bed – leaving Burnley in the match.
The hosts would be punished for not finding a second goal just over ten minutes before FT when Ashley Westwood drifted a ball into the Chelsea box where Jay Rodriguez was waiting to unselfishly head the ball across the box to his strike partner Matěj Vydra. The Czech forward collected the ball and stabbed home, levelling the scoreline, and shocking the home crowd.
The gutsy draw from Burnley sees them snap a four game losing streak against the West Londoners, but further extends their poor run in H2Hs with Chelsea, as Sean Dyche’s men have only beaten the ‘Blues’ one time in their last 15 Premier League matches.