Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: 3 Blues Talking Points

Despite scoring twice, Cole Palmer’s brace wasn’t enough for Chelsea as a well-drilled 10-man and managerless Burnley halted Chelsea in their tracks at Stamford Bridge. Three talking points for the Blues to follow.

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Axel Disasi thought he had opened the scoring in the 20th minute as he met a ball from Mykhailo Mudryk, but the Frenchman's goal-bound header was guided by his elbow instead of his head as he stooped low to meet it. Initially awarded as a goal, it was promptly ruled out by VAR. It was instead Cole Palmer to get the Blues’ going at the cusp of halftime. The 21-year-old continued his impressive debut season in west London by calmly executing a panenka, following Lorenz Assignon's first-half penalty concession and subsequent dismissal along with his manager, Vincent Kompany.

This incident should have set Chelsea on a comfortable course for the afternoon, but Josh Cullen equalized for the Clarets with a brilliant strike shortly after halftime, a fair reward for their strong performance.As frustrations mounted among the crowd, Palmer put Chelsea back in the lead with just over ten minutes remaining, courtesy of a skillful flick from Raheem Sterling. However, this advantage was quickly nullified by Dara O’Shea's header, a goal that Djordje Petrovic should have prevented.Burnley posed a threat for a late winning goal, as Jay Rodriguez's powerful header hit the crossbar. The match ended in a draw, met with disapproval from Chelsea supporters as boos echoed around the stadium at full time.