Will two players and two points dropped equal no top four for Chelsea?
The Blues suffered from more than just lost points against the Premier League minnows, as they lose two star men
Chelsea were fearing dropping points against Burnley but what happened was so much worse on Monday night, as they did just that while also losing N’Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi to injury.
Maurizio Sarri’s side are once against outsiders in a four-team race for two spots in the Premier League’s top four, which would see those clubs earn a lucrative spot in the Champions League next season.
The Blues are sat in fourth place but having played a game more than all of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham, with whom they are competing.
The 60-year-old can point to a positive performance, but as he said after the lucky win over Cardiff City, all that matters at this stage of the season is three points.
A 2-2 draw against Burnley was a result that the Blues could ill-afford, even having seen each of their rivals lose this weekend ahead of kick-off, with Manchester United notably being humiliated in a 4-0 away defeat to Everton.
Eden Hazard was in form and Chelsea mounted a comeback as Jeff Hendrick scored from Burnley’s first shot of the game from long range to make it 1-0.
It only took six minutes for Chelsea to be ahead after Sean Dyche’s side took the early initiative, as Hazard’s devastating play set up Kante to equalise.
Gonzalo Higuain was under pressure to perform after coming under criticism since his move to Chelsea, but he made it 2-1 on a throwback display to his Napoli days.