Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Chelsea’s Premier League match against Burnley.

Chelsea will be hoping to extend their lead atop the Premier League table with a win today. But they have a number of absentees. Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Mateo Kovacic are all out, along with Marcos Alonso, who picked up an ankle injury in the Champions League in midweek.

Burnley are meanwhile attempting to record just their second Premier League victory over Chelsea. They have lost 10 of their 14 encounters.

Stick with us for the latest.

In the UK, the game kicks off at 3pm.

In the US, it will begin at 11am ET.

(Photo: James Williamson -AMA/Getty images)

November 6, 2021 at 1:28 PM EDT
Both sides had a standout player that was key for them throughout the game. For Chelsea, Reece James was constantly involved and provided a brilliant cross for Kai Havertz to head home. He was always a threat for the home side and continued his form from recent weeks.

For Burnley, they can thank goalkeeper Nick Pope for his part in the draw. The number one made several stops to keep the away team in the game where Chelsea could have extended the lead and put the game out of sight. He made sure the Clarets stayed alive and was repaid with a late equaliser.
November 6, 2021 at 1:20 PM EDT
So where does that result leave Chelsea and Burnley? The Blues stay top on 26 points, but Manchester City have made ground after their Manchester derby win earlier today. Liverpool could also close the gap to just a one-point lead if they win this weekend.

As for Burnley, they are a point closer to safety, closing the gap to just two-points. It is a good point for Sean Dyche’s men, but a win elsewhere for Norwich could frustrate the Clarets.
November 6, 2021 at 1:09 PM EDT
Chelsea dominated the game, but only came away with a point from it. The Blues had 25 shots with only four of those on target, whilst the visitors managed just five shots with two on target. Thomas Tuchel’s side had an xG (Expected Goals) of 2.30 to Sean Dyche’s men tallying up 0.70. However, the two sides couldn’t be separated after 90 minutes, with the lack of a clinical striker costing Chelsea on the day.
November 6, 2021 at 1:03 PM EDT
Burnley’s Matej Vydra celebrates equalising for his side, scoring from close-range with a comfortable finish.

(Photo: James Williamson -AMA/Getty images)

November 6, 2021 at 12:56 PM EDT
FT Chelsea 1-1 Burnley
The points are shared between the sides as Matej Vydra’s finish cancels out Kai Havertz’s first-half header. Thomas Tuchel will be disappointed as his side dominated the large majority of the match, but Sean Dyche will be delighted that his game plan worked perfectly.
November 6, 2021 at 12:54 PM EDT
90′ Chelsea 1-1 Burnley
The Clarets hit Chelsea on the counter with a long ball over the top sent by Nick Pope. The ball bounces and finds Matej Vydra, who tries to lob Edouard Mendy, but the forward puts it wide.
November 6, 2021 at 12:51 PM EDT
90′ Chelsea 1-1 Burnley
Jay Rodriguez is played past Thiago Silva, but the forward doesn’t have the pace to beat the Brazilian, who comes back just in time. The fourth official also puts up the board for four minutes of added time.
November 6, 2021 at 12:48 PM EDT
87′ Chelsea 1-1 Burnley
The Blues are laying siege on the Burnley goal but the away side have been holding firm so far. Sean Dyche has also made a change with Erik Pieters coming on for Maxwel Cornet in a move to see out the game.
November 6, 2021 at 12:44 PM EDT
85′ Chelsea 1-1 Burnley
Chelsea are on the search for a winner and are making changes with Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic coming on for Callum Hudson-Odoi and N’Golo Kante. Still time for a winner in this one.
November 6, 2021 at 12:40 PM EDT
79′ Chelsea 1-1 Burnley
Chelsea haven’t been able to take their chances and Burnley make them pay. Two substitutes combine as a cross finds Jay Rodriguez, who heads across the box to Matej Vydra. The Czech Republic international has all the time in the world as he finishes in the bottom right corner.
November 6, 2021 at 12:36 PM EDT
75′ Chelsea 1-0 Burnley
Burnley go close with a corner to the front post, but the ball narrowly goes wide and hits the side netting.
November 6, 2021 at 12:33 PM EDT
72′ Chelsea 1-0 Burnley
Callum Hudson-Odoi plays the ball in to Ross Barkley on the edge of the box, but the playmaker smashes the ball over. He is then replaced for Ruben Loftus-Cheek shortly after.
November 6, 2021 at 12:30 PM EDT
70′ Chelsea 1-0 Burnley
Sean Dyche needs something if his men are going to earn at least a point on their travels. Gudmundsson has been replaced by Matej Vydra.
November 6, 2021 at 12:26 PM EDT
65′ Chelsea 1-0 Burnley
It’s a great move from Chelsea as they pass the ball around, finding Callum Hudson-Odoi in the box. He beats one defender and takes a shot from six-yards out, but Pope is equal to it with a strong foot to stop the winger making it two.

November 6, 2021 at 12:22 PM EDT
61′ Chelsea 1-0 Burnley
The Blues are continuing to dominate but are yet to put the game to bed. Sean Dyche shuffles his deck first as he brings on Jay Rodriguez for Chris Wood. He needs something more from his side.
November 6, 2021 at 12:14 PM EDT
53′ Chelsea 1-0 Burnley
Somehow, Burnley are still in this one. A great move from the home side finds a ball across to goal scorer Kai Havertz, who gets goalside of his man but blasts over from a few yards out.
November 6, 2021 at 12:10 PM EDT
50′ Chelsea 1-0 Burnley
The home side have picked up where they left off. A whipped cross from Reece James finds the head of Thiago Silva, who had the beating of Nick Pope, but the post denies him from doubling the lead.

November 6, 2021 at 12:06 PM EDT
46′ Chelsea 1-0 Burnley
Burnley get us underway with the second-half. Can the Blues extend their lead and take all three points or will the away side manage to fight their way back into it?
November 6, 2021 at 12:05 PM EDT
Reece James has been a standout performer for Chelsea on the right throughout the season as well as this first-half. As mentioned by OptaJoe, the stats back him up too.
7 – Only Mohamed Salah (16), Michail Antonio (9) and Jamie Vardy (8) have been directly involved in more Premier League goals this season than Chelsea’s Reece James (7 – 4 goals, 3 assists). Delivery. pic.twitter.com/ySHKbBLino
November 6, 2021 at 12:02 PM EDT
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz celebrates opening the scoring for the Blues with a well-placed header into the bottom corner.

(Photo: Darren Walsh / Chelsea FC via Getty images)


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