Courtois satisfied with point

12 February 2017 11:25:47 EST
Victor Moses

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois said that the side were satisfied with a point at Turf Moor given Burnley's home form.

The game ended 1-1 with Pedro giving the league leaders an early lead only to be pegged back by an excellent Robbie Brady free-kick.

Burnley away, with their home record they are a really difficult side to play away.

Thibaut Courtois

That was the final score and Chelsea are now 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, ahead of London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal.

For Burnley meanwhile, the point keeps them well away from the relegation zone and they are now 10 points clear of third bottom Hull.

The Blues had been on course for another win, Ngolo Kante and Victor Moses involved in a quick move which ended with Pedro steering the ball into the net.

However the lead did not last long and midway through the first half the home side were level with Robbie Brady, signed from Norwich in the January transfer window, beating Courtois with a free kick that flew into the top corner.

Though Chelsea dominated possession, both sides had chances to take the lead in the second half but had to settle for the point and Courtois said he was happy with the scoreline.

He said: "Burnley away, with their home record they are a really difficult side to play away.

"The pitch was not good, there was snow, it was cold and not an ideal situation but we started very well. We scored and I think we conceded a free-kick where you could see the quality of Brady.

"After the goal we couldn't find our game from the first 20 minutes. We slipped out of our game and found it hard to create chances. In the end we can be happy with the point."

Burnley have 30 points of which all but one have been won at Turf Moor.

Chelsea are next in action in the FA Cup fifth round, away at Championship side Wolves next Saturday. Antonio Conte's side are 1/3 for the win with Wolves 9/1 and the draw 19/4.

Chelsea are 1/3 to lift the FA Cup at Wembley in May.

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