Burnley vs Chelsea, Premier League

If we think that we have a nine-point lead and we are very close to winning the title it's a great mistake.

"I think they'll have seen teams come to our place and get beaten or have tough games and probably sit up and take notice". His 10 goals in league play trail only Diego Costa's 15 on the team, though last Sunday's was his first since Boxing Day.

Chelsea might have been the best team in the Premier League this season, but they could not collect maximum points against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday. It's a draw, we take a point but we must be a bit disappointed. With just a point from this game following the 1-1 draw, Manchester City could cut the gap tomorrow night to just eight points with 13 games to go.

Nevertheless, there is more to Burnley than fire and brimstone, even if Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was happy to fall back on a familiar refrain during his analysis of the game.

"For sure there is this possibility because we are talking about two great players who are in great form,"he said".

Burnley's January signing Robbie Brady was able to improve on Barnes' errant shot just a few minutes after, bending a perfectly placed free-kick to equalise for the home side. If the opponent doesn't win the game, you have the possibility to take more points. "Hopefully we can continue that to the end of the season".

The Lancashire side could not manage a first league win at home to Chelsea since 1983 but their supporters, players and manager were delighted with the performance. Anything can happen until the end of the season. We know what we're capable of.

Conte, clearly, is trying to defuse anything that could create unwanted attention as he homes in on the title.

"The mentality is the main thing I'm pleased with", he said.

For much of the season, Chelsea have drawn the plaudits for their incorporation of Antonio Conte's playing-style. "I don't like to reply to other coaches, to this jokey play", Conte said. I'm not flash. I know what I do.

"Then the second half became a physical game, this long ball". I live football with great passion and great enthusiasm - I put a lot of myself in my work. "Burnley, in the table of home results, is third with 29 points. He has come back in, he knows the expectation and he is delivering as he has done for a while, apart from his break".

  • Julie Sanders