Chelsea remain 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League after a resolute performance by Burnley held them to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor yesterday.
Burnley have been playing well at home over the past month and were looking to complete their 5th clean sheet in as many games at Turf Moor, but that was always going to be ambitious against this Chelsea team packed full of proven goal scorers. Chelsea pushed forward from the kick off and were soon rewarded, when Pedro found the net after another excellent Chelsea attack. With the visitors dominating, it seemed likely that they would soon double their advantage, but the home team held firm and it was the home team that would equalize against the run of play through Robbie Brady.
After going in at 1-1, the second half was all about Burnley, as they turned the table on its head and pushed forward at every opportunity, restricting the league leaders to not a single shot on target in the 2nd half and producing the best chance to take the three points via an Andre Gray shot. The result leaves Burnley in 12th, while Chelsea stay top with a 10-point gap, although Man City could reduce that to 8 if they win at Bournemouth tonight.
Swansea City lifted themselves a few points clear of the relegation zone with a comprehensive 2-0 win at home to reigning Premier League Champions Leicester City. Two goals in ten minutes before half time by Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson gave them a commanding half time lead, and although Leicester did push forward more in the second half, the defeat leaves the Leicester team a point above the relegation zone and yet to score a league goal in 2017. While Swansea have gone from bottom to 15th in the table in the same time period.