Frustrating Outing For Pochettino After 10-man Burnley Drew 2-2 Stamford Bridge


Chelsea’s frustration mounts as they extend their unbeaten run against Burnley to 11 matches, but a 2-2 draw, in which they twice surrendered a lead against 10-men, leaves a bitter taste.

Despite a strong start, Chelsea faced early challenges, with Burnley’s goalkeeper Arijanet Muric making crucial saves to deny Enzo Fernández and Wilson Odobert coming close with a fierce shot.

Chelsea appeared to seize the advantage when Axel Disasi scored, but VAR ruled it out for handball.

However, Chelsea benefited from VAR soon after when Lorenz Assignon fouled Mykhailo Mudryk in the box, leading to a penalty.

Assignon received a second yellow card, and Vincent Kompany was also sent off for protesting. Cole Palmer converted the penalty with a panenka, adding to Burnley’s woes.

Burnley swiftly restored parity after halftime, with Josh Cullen scoring his first-ever Premier League goal from a Josh Brownhill assist.

Despite being down to 10 men, Burnley remained determined to push for a lead, with Lyle Foster’s header testing Chelsea’s goalkeeper Đorđe Petrović.

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Chelsea dominated possession thereafter, but Arijanet Muric made several crucial saves to deny them.

However, Chelsea finally broke through when Raheem Sterling assisted Cole Palmer for a left-footed strike into the bottom corner.

Yet Burnley responded immediately, with Dara O’Shea heading in Josh Cullen’s corner. Despite Jay Rodriguez hitting the crossbar with a late effort, Burnley settled for a point, which still suited them given the circumstances.

Chelsea failed to capitalize on their chances, increasing the pressure on manager Mauricio Pochettino, as they couldn’t find a winner even with five minutes of added time.

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