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Chelsea 2-2 Burnley

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It was another goal-laden afternoon for Chelsea’s Cole Palmer, but his efforts did not result in all three points for his side against lowly Burnley, as Vincent Kompany’s visitors grabbed a late equaliser through Dara O’Shea. Josh Cullen had earlier got The Clarets’ first leveller of the afternoon in West London, after Palmer’s perfect Panenka had put Mauricio Pochettino’s men into the lead.

Cole Palmer’s brace proved in vain as Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by 10-man Burnley in the Premier League.
The Blues were pegged back twice at Stamford Bridge where, despite Lorenz Assignon’s early red card, second-half goals from Josh Cullen and Dara O’Shea rescued a point for the relegation-threatened Clarets.
Having gone close through Enzo Fernandez and Nicolas Jackson – as well as seeing Axel Disasi denied by VAR – Chelsea broke through just before half-time.

Assignon was dismissed for a second yellow card after bundling over Mykhailo Mudryk in the box, before Palmer’s delightful Panenka from the penalty spot put the hosts in front.
Burnley responded within two minutes of the restart. Cullen played a neat one-two with substitute Josh Brownhill, and drilled a tremendous 20-yard volley past Djordje Petrovic.
Palmer restored Chelsea’s lead in the 78th minute, latching onto Raheem Sterling’s neat flick before slotting past Arijanet Muric.
However, the visitors hit back four minutes later as O’Shea headed in another equaliser.
Both sides went close to snatching all three points late on. Sterling nodded wide from close range, while Jay Rodriguez headed against the crossbar as the points were shared at the Bridge.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WASTEFUL CHELSEA FEEL THE BLUES

Following West Ham’s collapse at Newcastle earlier on, Chelsea had the chance to close the gap on the seventh-place Hammers to just two points – and still with two games in hand.
The Blues controlled large periods of the contest with 69% of the possession, while they twice led and also had 33 shots on goal, but to no avail.
Burnley also registered 18 attempts with the combined total of 51 the second-highest in a single Premier League game on record (2003-04), after Queens Park Rangers’ showdown with Leicester City in November 2014 (52).
With relegation rivals Nottingham Forest and Luton Town failing to win, The Clarets moved to within four points of safety with a morale-boosting draw.

SOURCE – Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: Mauricio Pochettino’s side dealt fresh blow as Clarets snatch late point at Stamford Bridge – Eurosport