Kai Havertz aims dig at Burnley after Premier League leaders Chelsea drop points in ‘frustrating’ draw

Kai Havertz scored in Chelsea's 'frustrating' draw with Burnley
Kai Havertz scored in Chelsea’s ‘frustrating’ draw with Burnley

Kai Havertz claimed Burnley are ‘not a team that wants to play football’ after Sean Dyche’s side held Premier League leaders Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Havertz headed home Reece James’ superb cross to score his second goal of the season and put Chelsea in front on Saturday.

The Blues created a number of chances to put the game to bed – having 25 shots on Nick Pope’s goal and 70% possession – but were made to pay for their wastefulness when Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez equalised with ten minutes remaining.

‘In the last seven matches, I think we were very good, including today,’ Chelsea goalscorer Havertz told NBC Sports after the stalemate.

‘We knew that Burnley are not a team that wants to play football. But yeah, they had one chance and scored a goal.

‘We had a lot of chances but also scored just one goal, so we lost two big points. Of course, it’s frustrating.’

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel felt his team produced a ‘fantastic’ performance against Burnley and said Dyche’s side were ‘lucky’ to ‘steal a point’.

Premier League leaders Chelsea dropped two points at home
Premier League leaders Chelsea dropped two points at home

‘It was a fantastic 90 minutes when you look at performance. It can only happen in football,’ the German boss said.

‘That’s why everyone loves the game – a team can steal a point if the other team forgets to score the goals they deserve.

‘But we did a fantastic match. Of course I’m disappointed. 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.

‘This is not the first game like this and won’t be the last.

I was impressed by the performance, the attitude, the quality.

It’s football, it was against us today.’

Despite failing to beat Burnley, Chelsea remain top of the Premier League on 26 points, with Manchester City now just three behind following their impressive victory over Manchester United.

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