Chelsea defender David Luiz has slammed Burnley for their ‘anti-football’ approach in their 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian was far from impressed with Sean Dyche’s men on what was another frustrating night for the Blues.

“It’s difficult when you play against a team and they have two chances and score two goals,” he said.

“They didn’t want to play the game…it’s anti-football so it’s difficult to play.”

Chelsea did dominate the match statistically, having possession of the ball for 77 percent of the time and registering 22 shots to Burnley’s six.

However, it was two lapses of concentration that allowed the visitors to strike twice in the first half, causing fans to not buy into Luiz’s comments.

Ironically, the defender did appear to simulate dramatically, falling to ground after receiving what appeared as virtually no contact from Burnley’s Chris Wood.

Failure to win has left Maurizio Sarri’s men in fourth spot with one more game played than rivals Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.

The pressure is certainly on Sarri and Chelsea to ensure qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League, either via the top four or by success in the Europa League.

Failure to do so and there just might be an all-time dissatisfaction level at Stamford Bridge.

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Damon Palmar
damon@footballnationradio.com