Chelsea drop points at home as Burnley upset the odds at Stamford Bridge.
Written by @ArmadilloBlue1.
Edited by Ryan Bellenie (@BellenieSport).
Victory in Sweden:
Chelsea travelled to Sweden knowing a win would all but guarantee a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League.
Malmö had certainly improved since their trip to Stamford Bridge and looked to frustrate the Blues from the opening whistle.
With the scores level at half time, Thomas Tuchel made a tactical switch that allowed for more room to create and convert in the game. Just before the game hit the hour mark, a spectacular cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi left Hakim Ziyech the easy task of scoring the winner.
This was Chelsea’s 500th goal in Europe which earned the Blues three very important points.
(credit | BT Sport).
A Shock Draw Against Burnley:
Chelsea welcomed Burnley to an expectant Stamford Bridge in thire latest Premier League match.
Chelsea’s record against the team from Lancashire is not as good as it should be and again, Burnley upset the form book by stealing a point at the Bridge.
It was a hugely frustrating game for the Blues who took the lead through Kai Havertz and while Nick Pope kept Burnley in the game, there was always the potential for the visitors to upset the Blues. In the 79th minute Matěj Vydra equalised, with Burnley celebrating a vital point at Chelsea’s expense.
Domestic football will now be on hold over the next two weeks with the international break set to take place.
(credit | Chelsea Football Club).