Burnley 1-1 Chelsea

  • Pedro's cool finish put the league leaders in front after just seven minutes.
  • Brady responds for the hosts with an exquisite free-kick midway through the first half.
  • Chelsea could not find a way through Burnley's rearguard and failed to create an effort on target in the second half.
  • Antonio Conte's men are now 10 points clear at the top, while Burnley lie on 30 points.
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Full-time: Burnley 1-1 Chelsea

An entertaining counter full of commitment and desire but little in the way of clear-cut chances. Chelsea looked in ominous mood when they took the lead through Pedro after just seven minutes, but Sean Dyche's men were back on level terms thanks to Robbie Brady's simply sensational free-kick.

Chelsea tried to turn the screw with Hazard doing all he can, but Antonio Conte's didn't get any joy from the Clarets, who could have won it when Matt Lowton drew a fine save from Thibaut Courtois.

The Blues are now 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League and Burnley are now on 30 points, 29 of them coming at Turf Moor.

That's all from us today, have a great end to your weekend.

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Not an inch given by both sides today.

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Fabregas is the latest player to receive a caution for a cynical foul on Barnes, just as it looked like Burnley were breaking free. We're into stoppage time now.


Final change for Chelsea as Batshuayi replaces Pedro. Burnley engage Chelsea in a game of head tennis, but Conte's men ride the storm.

Joey Barton is shown a yellow card for sending Willian flying through the stratosphere. Never change, Joey.


Fabregas' clever ball makes Mee slice it up in the air, but Pedro cannot control the looping ball, much to the chagrin of Costa.


Dyche is bringing on Sam Vokes in order to try and alleviate some of the pressure on his side's defence. The Welsh international replaces the industrious Gray.


Roars bellow down from the Turf Moor terraces as they urge Burnley to stay strong. Chelsea are largely dominant but are struggling to create any clear-cut opportunities.

Arfield almost jinks his way through the Chelsea defence but the ball evades him at the final moment. 10 minutes to go


Fabregas follows Hazard's example by slicing a shot well wide of Heaton's goal. Chelsea win it back and the Belgian performs some lovely tricks but he just can't find Alonso. Hazard has been lively today but has produced little in truth.


Luiz finds Costa who in turn lays it off to Hazard. The ball is worked out wide to Alonso and eventually finds its way back Hazard, who skies his effort over the bar.

Conte makes a second change as Moses is replaced by Willian. Chelsea now operating with a back four.


Westwood cheaply gives it away to Hazard and picks up a yellow card as he attempts to make up for his error. Chelsea have a free-kick 40 yards from goal but Fabregas cannot find a blue shirt.


Costa almost sets Hazard free but Ward was there on the cover to snuff out any potential trouble. Conte opts for more invention as he introduces Fabregas to proceedings. Matic makes way.


Chelsea really in control now. Burnley are just lumping aimless balls out of defence and Gray and Barnes are not able to latch on to them. It keeps coming back at the Clarets, though Luiz does give them some respite with a cheap foul on Barnes.


Sean Dyche rolls the dices first. Robbie Brady, who has been quiet apart from his wondrous free-kick, is replaced by Scott Arfield.


Two Spaniards denied by two Clarets.


Azpilicueta unleashes a decent effort that rasps over the bar after a prolonged spell of Chelsea possession. The defender had time and gave Heaton a bit of a fright. Half an hour to go, still 1-1.


Hazard skips past Boyd and tries to find Pedro but Alonso gets in the way. The full-back does manage to get an effort away but it's never troubling Heaton.


Gray fires in a cross for Barnes but Luiz manages to block it for a corner. Costa clears it away but Burnley keep up the pressure through the battling Barnes, who is trying to get the better of Azpilicueta.


Mee dawdles on the ball and is immediately pounced on by Costa. The Spaniard is eventually crowded out and the Clarets eventually clear the danger, but the Burnley centre-back is a very lucky boy.


Luiz's pocket is picked by Gray. Lowton delivers an excellent ball for Barnes but the Englishman is offside and was denied anyway by the Brazilian, who has had an interesting start to the second period. 1-1.


First real chance of the half goes to Burnley!

Barnes surges forward and searches for Gray. Luiz makes a hash of dealing with his pass and it eventually finds Gray, who draws a save from Courtois. He could and maybe should have done better.


Diego Costa gets us back underway at Turf Moor.


Teams are set to return for the second half. Chelsea may be the runaway league leaders, but this is too tough to call.

Conte may have to replace Luiz, who is clearly in pain. His side have been defending a lot deeper due to the Brazilian's current lack of mobility.


This young Burnley fan had a lucky escape from a Barnes effort!


Will the Spaniard break his duck in the second half?