Premier League
Chelsea1Burnley1

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

Ben Mee scores Burnley's equaliser at Chelsea
Ben Mee heads in a late corner to earn Burnley a point at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea had Nemanja Matic sent off as the Premier League leaders were held to a draw by relegation-battling Burnley.

Branislav Ivanovic put the Blues ahead when he slotted in Eden Hazard's cross.

An Ivanovic shot struck Michael Kightly's arm and Diego Costa was pushed by Jason Shackell as the home side had two penalty appeals rejected.

Matic was dismissed when he reacted angrily to a challenge from Ashley Barnes and Burnley capitalised when Ben Mee headed in a late corner.

Media playback is not supported on this device

Mourinho silent on four key 'moments'

Midfielder Matic was furious at Barnes' 70th-minute challenge, in which the Burnley forward won the ball but caught him high up on his shin with studs showing.

The Serbian pushed Barnes to the ground but his exit left the way open for Burnley to level and then even go close to a winner when Danny Ings shot high in the final moments.

Matic is now set to miss the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham on 1 March, as well as league games against West Ham and Southampton.

It looked like it would be a routine home win for Chelsea when right-back Ivanovic's fourth goal in six games gave them the lead.

Juan Cuadrado recovered possession for the Blues and found Hazard, who wonderfully jinked past two defenders before pulling the ball back for Ivanovic to slot in from close range.

This was proving a more of a business-like than a buccaneering Chelsea performance but, nevertheless, they had two appeals for penalties rejected by referee Martin Atkinson.

Media playback is not supported on this device

Dyche pleased with Burnley 'growth'

First, an Ivanovic shot struck the raised arm of Kightly and then Costa appeared to be pushed over by Shackell as the Burnley defender tried to make up for giving the ball away to the Spain striker.

Those decisions proved crucial as the hard-working visitors made the most of Matic's dismissal with defender Mee's far-post header earning them a point as they moved up a place to 18th in the table.

The draw for Chelsea comes at the end of a difficult week. The Blues had drawn 1-1 at Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday but the aftermath has seen them deal with the fallout of a small group of their supporters preventing a black man from boarding a train in the French capital before the match.

The club has since banned five fans and, with Saturday's game having already been designated as Chelsea's annual Game for Equality before the midweek incident, it gave the Stamford Bridge side a chance to show further its stance against discrimination.

The home players had 'Building Bridges' written on their shirts, while there was a banner reading 'black or white, we are all blue'.

Chelsea banner
Chelsea's game against Burnley was designated as the club's annual Game for Equality
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic puts Chelsea ahead against Burnley
Ivanovic scores his fourth goal in six games in all competitions
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic clashes with the grounded Burnley forward Ashley Barnes
Matic was sent off for his club side for the first time since seeing red for Benfica in February 2013
Burnley defender Ben Mee earns his side a point as he scores a header at Chelsea
Mee's goal was only the second Chelsea have conceded from a corner in the league all season
Burnley defender Ben Mee celebrates his side a point as he scores a header at Chelsea
Burnley have won just two of their 32 Premier League away games (W2 D6 L24)

Line-ups

Chelsea

  • 13Courtois
  • 2IvanovicBooked at 71mins
  • 5Zouma
  • 26Terry
  • 3Filipe LuisSubstituted forDrogbaat 86'minutes
  • 4Fàbregas
  • 21MaticBooked at 70mins
  • 23CuadradoSubstituted forWillianat 63'minutes
  • 8OscarSubstituted forRamiresat 72'minutes
  • 10E Hazard
  • 19Diego Costa

Substitutes

  • 1Cech
  • 7Ramires
  • 11Drogba
  • 18Remy
  • 22Willian
  • 24Cahill
  • 28Azpilicueta

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 25Keane
  • 5Shackell
  • 6Mee
  • 21BoydBooked at 41mins
  • 37Arfield
  • 14Jones
  • 11KightlyBooked at 62minsSubstituted forVokesat 79'minutes
  • 30Barnes
  • 10Ings

Substitutes

  • 4Duff
  • 7Wallace
  • 9Vokes
  • 18Reid
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:
41,629

Match Stats

Home TeamChelseaAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea 1, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea 1, Burnley 1.

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by George Boyd following a fast break.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury.

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Willian with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Didier Drogba replaces Filipe Luis.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Kurt Zouma.

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea 1, Burnley 1. Ben Mee (Burnley) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.

Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Eden Hazard.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Michael Kightly.

Attempt missed. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Keane.

Foul by Diego Costa (Chelsea).

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Ramires replaces Oscar.

Booking

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) is shown the red card for fighting.

Attempt blocked. Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Willian.

Attempt saved. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Diego Costa.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Michael Keane.

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Willian replaces Juan Cuadrado.

Booking

Michael Kightly (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kurt Zouma (Chelsea).

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Terry (Chelsea).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic with a cross.

Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

Foul by John Terry (Chelsea).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea26186256223460
2Man City26167356253155
3Arsenal26146649292048
4Man Utd26138544261847
5Southampton25144738172146
6Tottenham2513483934543
7Liverpool2512673629742
8West Ham2510873628838
9Swansea2610793034-437
10Stoke26106103034-436
11Newcastle2688103142-1132
12Everton2569103135-427
13Crystal Palace2669112837-927
14West Brom2669112434-1027
15Hull2668122535-1026
16Sunderland2641392236-1425
17QPR2664162745-1822
18Burnley26410122544-1922
19Aston Villa2657141336-2322
20Leicester2545162240-1817
View full Premier League table

Top Stories