DAVID LUIZ has slammed Burnley for his or her displaying at Stamford Bridge, accusing them of being “anti-football” after the 2-2 draw on Monday evening.
Chelsea did not take full benefit of top-four rivals Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United all dropping over the Easter weekend as they dropped two very important factors.
Jeff Hendrick’s spectacular early strike was cancelled out by N’Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain.
However the guests have been again on degree phrases earlier than the break when Ashley Barnes bagged his 12th purpose of the season.
Sean Dyche’s aspect held on within the second half for a significant level, a lot to the frustration of the Brazilian defender who was unimpressed with the Clarets’ strategy to the sport.
The 32-year-old informed Sky Sports activities: “We tried every thing to win the sport.
“It is tough if you play towards a crew who’ve two probabilities and rating two objectives and did not need to play the sport.
“It is anti-football. Dropping time (time losing) on a regular basis, particularly when you’ve gotten the ball.
“Their gamers went to the ground and stopped the sport.
“They have been enjoying 11 contained in the field. It is tough to attain towards a crew like that.”
The ball was really in play for 58 minutes and 51 seconds – that means that of the 346 video games performed this season, it was the 83rd longest match.
It was a foul evening all spherical for the Blues with teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi struggling what could possibly be a long-term Achilles harm.
Boss Maurizio Sarri was despatched to the stands for regularly leaving his technical space and tempers flared when defender Antonio Rudiger confronted Burnley’s goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer on the touchline after the ultimate whistle.
It is also understood Chelsea have accused members of Burnley’s employees of calling Sarri a “s*** Italian” and have reported it to the referee.
That may spark a racism investigation from the FA.
Up subsequent for Chelsea is a visit to Previous Trafford to face Manchester United in a conflict that might show decisive it the race for Champions League spots.