Chelsea 1 – 1 Burnley: Post Match Analysis

Bertrand Traore

A wasteful Chelsea side could not capitalize on their opportunities as draw 1-1 against Burnley. Victory for the European Champions could have given them a 5 point lead over the next team at the top of the Premier League table. But Thomas Tuchel and his side will have to settle for just 1 point instead.

Chelsea was the dominating team all throughout the match. The Blues threw wave after wave of attack on the opposition, but could only convert one of them into goals. Burnley on the other hand produced a typical Burnley performance by equalising on the 79th minute.

For Chelsea, the wing-back Reece James continued his excellent performance, setting up Kai Havertz for their only goal of the match. Chelsea managed to produce plenty of opportunities, but could not finish the job. Burnley had to thank substitute Matej Vydra who scored the goal for them.


The match was completely controlled by Chelsea from the first to the end. The European Champions had close to 70% possession of the ball, with Burnley happy to stay deep and defend.

With all this possession, the Blues racked up 25 shots. But only 5 of them were on target, which highlighted the absence of their star striker Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea also managed to create 5 big chances. The Clarets however were more clinical, taking 5 shots and hitting the target twice.


Both the managers were happy with the performance of their teams, though Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was not excited about the end results. He was quick to express his thoughts on the match and pointed that his side deserved a win.

“So it was a fantastic effort and fantastic performance. I’m super happy. It can happen in football that sometimes, unfortunately like today, somebody else steals some points. Like I said, we have been lucky in Brentford to walk away with a clean sheet. Burnley are lucky today to get the result but it happens sometimes.”

Burnley manager Sean Dyche was pleased with the performance his team put out. The Clarets are currently in the relegation zone, and a point from Stamford Bridge against a high flying Chelsea side will help in giving much-needed confidence.

“At the end of the day, it’s a point. But it’s an earned point in a different way, part of what we do and that feeling of what we do is back, and it was on show today to stay in the game.” -said Dyche


Chelsea will feel slightly sad to not win all three points in the match. But results elsewhere means that the Blues will go into the international break at top of the Premier League table, 3 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City and West Ham United.

They will return from the international break to face Leicester City in the league. The foxes are currently 12th in the league but will provide tough competition for them.

As for Burnley, the club is 18 in the league table with just 8 points from 11 matches. They will now welcome an inform Crystal Palace at their home when Premier League returns.

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