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Chelsea v Burnley - As it happened

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Chelsea v Burnley, Premier League, Gameweek 35, 22/04/2018, official line-ups. BESOCCER.

Chelsea v Burnley - As it happened

Tom Master by Tom Master @besoccer_com - 0 9,220

Join us for live coverage of Chelsea v Burnley in the Premier League from Stamford Bridge. The London side are chasing Champions League football, whilst Burnley are on a 3 match winning run and defeated Chelsea 2-3 at Stamford Bridge last season.

Thank you for joining us tonight and we hope to see you soon, as the season reaches its thrilling climax.
FT: Chelsea 2-2 Burnley. In the end a rather dull second half after the thrills of the first, Burnley defended superbly and probably deserve to take a point, Chelsea will be frustrated to only take a point from a game that they were so dominant in. They do rise to 4th however and Burnley are now all but safe, 9 points ahead of Cardiff.
Kovacic is booked for going absolutely mental at something and Maurizio Sarri is sent to the stands for getting feisty too... It's all boiling over.
Pedro is booked for a deliberate hand ball when Burnley were on the counter attack... Just 3 minutes to go for Chelsea to make the dominance count...
5 minutes of stoppage time!
... And the corner leads to nothing but time passing.
Giroud earns an 8th Chelsea corner of the night. it has been all Chelsea but it is still 2-2 and they are running out of time.,..
Hazard with some superb trickery, putting in a sumptuous rabona cross which Giroud can't control, if his days in the Premier League are numbered, at least he's making them enjoyable.
Hazard puts in a brilliant cross/shot which ultimately goes out for a throw in, I don't know how Luiz didn't get anything on it though...
The slowburner of a second half is continuing here, Chelsea have had a lot of possession but are yet to create a clear chance, big 10 minutes ahead.
Gonzalo Higuian is substituted after his tasty goal earlier and is replaced by Olivier Giroud, can he inspire Chelsea to victory here?
CLOSE! Ish... David Luiz hits an effort at Heaton but it is straight at the keeper and he gratefully pulls it in.
So far this had been a bit of a bland second half, after the thrills of the first half I suppose that was always inevitable.
Azpilicueta comes close for the hosts as he smacks an effort at Tom Heaton. Loftus-Cheek then horribly overcooks his effort and it goes a long way over the bar.
Pedro is almost played in with a delicious ball by David Luiz but he is brought down by Charlie Taylor... Kevin Friend waves play on and Burnley are still level.
Chelsea have had 77% possession, so that's an improvement for the away side, they have also had 5 corners to Burnley's one, yet Burnley scored from theres... If Chelsea had the same corner conversion rate, this game would be long gone....
CLOSE! Emerson comes close for the hosts with a good effort that just goes wide of the left hand up right, it is once again all Chelsea here.
Higuain comes close again for Chelsea after some good build up play. He scored a spicy goal earlier did Higuian and since then has been a real burden for the Burnley defenders.
We're back for the second half, Chelsea have made a second change after bringing Mateo Kovacic on For N'Golo Kanté.
HT: Chelsea 2-2 Burnley. What a half of football that was! Chelsea will be frustrated with both those goals they have conceded and quite rightly so. Both the corner and the free-kick were unnecessarily given away, to be fair to Burnley they were both well taken goals. Hopefully the second half can deliver like the first!
3 minutes of added time.
Loftus-Cheek remains on the field and looks to have run off his injury issues.
This looks like it could be his season over, he is being helped off with two physios holding his weight, Pedro is the one to come on.
Callum Hudson-Odoi goes down in agony for Chelsea, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek limping for the hosts too....
Chelsea have two efforts blocked well by Burnley, with both goalscorers having shots blocked. If Chelsea don't win this game, Burnley will deserve immense credit.
Tom Heaton is booked for timewasting, yes you did read that right, Burnley are timewasting after 32 minutes...
An update on the stats: Chelsea 82% possession. Burnley 2 shots. Score: Chelsea 2-2 Burnley...
CLOSE! Higuain comes close again! He hasn't been up for many games this season, but when he has he has been superb, he looks confident out there tonight and the Burnley defenders are struggling to deal with him.
Hazard then has another effort come close, but in the end it is a fair way over.
Jorginho had an effort going into the top right corner blocked well by Burnley there, it will be interesting to see how both teams react with Burnley somehow level in this tie...
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaallllllll! Incredible match at Stamford Bridge! Ashley Barnes equalises from a free kick given away by David Luiz.... Who also gave away the corner for the first goal... It is headed across goal and Barnes gets a leg on it and somehow Burnley are level here!
Chelsea have had an incredible 83% possession so far, Burnley's goal probably flatters them with that statistic...
CLOSE! Ruben Loftus-Cheek has an effort and almost curls it into the the top right hand corner, Tom Heaton was scrambling and Chelsea almost had a 3rd!
Goooooooooooaaaaaaaalllllll! Higuian gives Chelsea the lead! a fantastic back heel by Cesar Azpilicueta and Higuian smashes home off the cross bar and Chelsea have a deserved lead!
Gooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaallllll! N'Golo Kanté responds for Chelsea! Fantastic from Eden Hazard who makes Lowton sit down with a fake cross and Kanté hits home for Chelsea!
Chelsea at the moment seem to be trying to play the ball into the wide spaces with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Eden Hazard, it isn't quite working for them at the moment however!...
WHAT A GOAL! Jeff Hendrick scores for Burnley totally against the run of play! From a corner he hits it from outside the box on the volley and he beats Kepa on the right hand side! It had been all Chelsea before that so will be interesting to see what happens next!
CLOSE! Gonzalo Higuian's effort is well cleared off the line by Ben Mee with an acrobatic overhead clearance! Chelsea looking brilliant so far!
Chelsea are playing with immense confidence here at Stamford Bridge and Burnley are under immense pressure
Chelsea earn a corner and immediately pile the pressure on Burnley, with eden Hazard having an effort saved by Tom Heaton before another corner is earned, nothing comes of the second corner and it remians all square.
Kick off at Stamford Bridge!
Burnley lie in 15th place, but after winning the last 3 matches are now 8 points clear of the last relegation spot. Should they make it 4 wins tonight, they will move up to 13th place and their safety would be mathematically guaranteed.
Chelsea are battling for the top 4, currently sitting in 5th place in the Premier League on 66 points. This has so far been a perfect weekend for them however, as Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal all lost this weekend, meaning victory tonight moves Chelsea up to 3rd in the table and in a Champions League spot.
Burnley name an unchanged side for tonight's clash, with Chris Wood scoring twice last time out in the 2-0 victory over Cardiff City at Turf Moor.
So after Chelsea's bizarre victory over Slavia Prague on Thursday night, they have made a few changes, with the likes of Higuain, Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi all returning to the starting line-up for this tie.
Line-ups: Burnley: Heaton; Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Cork, Westwood, Hendrick; Wood, Barnes.
Line-ups: Chelsea: Kepa; Emerson, David Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kanté; Hazard, Higuain, Hudson-Odoi.
Let's have a look at the line-ups of the two teams!
Hello and welcome to this evening's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Burnley from Stamford Bridge.
Tom Master

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