Chelsea vs Burnley: Frustration for Poch as 10-man Clarets deny dazzling Palmer in Stamford Bridge thriller

Chelsea vs Burnley: Frustration for Poch as 10-man Clarets deny dazzling Palmer in Stamford Bridge thriller

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 18:03 - 30.03.2024

Chelsea continued their inconsistent season, squandering a lead twice to draw 2-2 against Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

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Burnley hold firm against Chelsea with 10 men

Chelsea started with intent, and Burnley thanked goalkeeper Arijanet Muric for preserving their clean sheet inside the opening five minutes.

Kompany's men began creating openings of their own and came close to taking the lead when Wilson Odobert’s ferocious effort forced a stunning save out of Đorđe Petrovic.

Chelsea thought they had broken the deadlock when Axel Disasi turned home Mykhailo Mudryk’s delivery at the far post, but a lengthy VAR check ruled that he turned the ball into the net with his arm.

VAR was soon working in Chelsea’s favour though, as after Lorenz Assignon eased Mudryk off the ball in the area, referee Darren England pointed to the spot to the dismay of nearly everyone inside the ground. Assignon saw a second yellow for his part in the penalty,

Palmer stepped up to slot the penalty home with consummate ease.

Burnley equalised after the break through Josh Cullen, who thumped home on the volley from the edge of the area - his first-ever Premier League goal.

Chelsea regained the advantage when a deft Raheem Sterling flick found the red-hot Palmer, who arrowed a left-footed strike into the bottom corner.

Kompany's men refused to lay down though, and they found an equaliser as Dara O’Shea headed home a corner to give the relegation-battlers a share of the spoils.