Chelsea would have won their game against Burnley 99 times out of 100, according to manager Thomas Tuchel, as the Clarets “grab a point by pure chance.” Chelsea’s Kai Havertz scored the game’s first goal with a header from Reece James’ cross, his second league goal of the season.
Thiago Silva’s header hit the post for the Blues, and Nick Pope made two excellent saves from Callum Hudson-Odoi in each half. When Ashley Westwood swung in a cross, Jay Rodriguez headed it across to Vydra, who stabbed it home.
“That’s why everyone loves the game – a team can steal a point if the other team forgets to score the goals they deserve,” Tuchel. “If we played this game 100 times, we’d win 99 times. Today we didn’t win it. The second goal would have decided it. It’s always possible you miss one ball, one cross, and this can happen.
“It’s our fault. We should have scored. We created so many chances. “You have the opponent where you want to have them. You create so many chances. We let them believe it was possible to steal a point by pure luck and that’s what happened.”
Chelsea are three points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, while Burnley remain in the relegation zone.
Source: BBC Sport