'Bullying them': Some Chelsea fans hail their player after Burnley draw

‘Bullying them’, ‘Amazing’: Some Chelsea fans rave about their player’s display in 1-1 draw v Burnley

Chelsea dropped points at home to Burnley on Saturday afternoon – but some Blues fans on Twitter were left majorly impressed by the performance of their defender Reece James.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will feel it was two points lost after drawing 1-1 against Burnley at Stamford Bridge. 

Kai Havertz’s superb header put the hosts ahead during the first half. However, they lacked a clinical edge around the final third after creating numerous chances. 

Burnley’s Matej Vydra netted a 79th minute equaliser with a close range finish.

For Chelsea, they know they’ll sit top of the Premier League table over the international break. Liverpool can move to within a point of them, though, if they beat West Ham on Sunday.

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Chelsea fans in awe of Reece James

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media say James was their outstanding performer against Burnley despite the underwhelming result.

The 21-year-old continued his brilliant form with another eye-catching display.

He assisted Havertz’s header with a pinpoint cross and it was one of several teasing deliveries he put into the penalty box during the 90 minutes. 

The right wing-back now has four goals and four assists in 12 appearances across all competitions this season. He has to be one of the first names in the XI based off this kind of form.

Here are some Chelsea fans praising James:


Injuries finally catch up

In fairness, Chelsea have done well coping without injured strikers Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku. It was inevitable that it would catch up with them eventually, though. 

The Burnley match was one that Lukaku was signed for and converting chances has been an issue for this team in the past. 

Everyone hopes the duo are back after the break to bolster the attack.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.