EPL leader Chelsea drops points in draw with Burnley
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Premier League leader Chelsea dropped points for only the third time since September after getting pegged back by dogged Burnley in a 1-1 draw at a snowy
The result meant Chelsea extended its lead to 10 points over second-placed
Pedro Rodriguez finished off a rapid counterattack to put Chelsea ahead in the seventh minute, only for Burnley to equalize through
Burnley had the better chances to win the game, with its physical presence causing Chelsea problems throughout.
Since losing 3-0 to Arsenal on Sept. 24, Chelsea has won all of its games except for a 2-0 loss to Tottenham on Jan. 4 and a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Jan. 31.
This was always going to be a testing game for Chelsea, not least because of the conditions at the atmospheric Turf Moor. Burnley had won nine of its previous 10 games in all competitions at its ground, with its only home loss since early October coming against Man City.
And by the time they had recovered from a shaky opening 20 minutes, the hosts hurt Chelsea with their direct style, relentless work rate and threat on the counterattack with quick striker
After Brady equalized with his exquisite free kick on his first start for the club since a club-record move on Jan. 31, Burnley created the better chances, with Chelsea goalkeeper
Pedro's goal came from one of Chelsea's few openings, the Spanish winger running onto