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Burnley vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Half-time report

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Chelsea have had the vast majority of possession (70%+), attacking impetus, chances, counters, shots, and so on and so forth, but the game remains level in the only metric that counts at the end of the day, the scoreline: 1-1.

When Pedro opened the scoring on the back of a flowing move in the 7th minute, it looked like Chelsea would go on to score a couple more before the end of the half, but the Clarets are showing just why they have the third best home record in the league.  They've stayed compact, resilient, and strong, putting in tactical fouls when necessary and sometimes surviving by the skin of their teeth.  But survive they have.

At the other end, an exquisite free kick from record-signing Robbie Brady has been enough to get the home side level.  Burnley have looked dangerous at times, but David Luiz has gotten his angles correct so far, despite moving a bit gingerly on his knee.

Chelsea perhaps a bit unlucky to not be ahead.  Need the usual second-half improvement, a bit better passing (how many counters wasted today?), and we've got this.


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