Premier League 2023-24: Stuttering Chelsea held at home by 10-man Burnley

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Chelsea suffered another blow to their irregular season on Saturday when they were held to a 2-2 home draw by 10-man Burnley, who are battling relegation from the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino’s expensive side looked to be in the driving seat when Burnley’s Lorenz Assignon was shown a second yellow card for bringing down Mykhailo Mudryk and top scorer Cole Palmer converted the resulting penalty in the 44th minute.

But Josh Cullen stunned Stamford Bridge with a superb shot from outside the box two minutes into the second half.

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Chelsea struggled to make their numerical advantage count before restoring their lead in the 78th minute when Palmer scored again, this time with a low shot. However, Burnley equalized again three minutes later when Dara O’Shea scored from a corner.

The draw leaves Chelsea 11th in the table while Burnley are 19th, four points behind 17th-placed Nottingham Forest.

Everton lose to Bournemouth after Coleman’s own goal

Everton defender Seamus Coleman’s stoppage-time suicide goal handed his side a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday, further compounding the relegation-threatened Toffees’ woes.

After having a 10-point deduction reduced to six points for financial irregularities, Everton arrived on the south coast under the cloud of another relegation and struggled to create goalscoring chances in a scoreless first half.

Seamus Coleman condemned Everton to a third consecutive defeat by putting the ball into his own net. , Photo courtesy: Reuters


Seamus Coleman condemned Everton to a third consecutive defeat by putting the ball into his own net. , Photo courtesy: Reuters

Bournemouth took the lead in the 64th minute through striker Dominic Solanke, but it looked as if Everton would be in danger of losing ground when substitute Beto scored in the 87th minute following a terrible goalkeeping error by Neto.

However, four minutes later, Everton were in trouble again as Coleman was fooled by a bouncing ball in the box and headed it into his own net, condemning him to a third consecutive defeat.

Bournemouth is 13th in the table with 38 points. Everton are in 16th place with 25 points, three points above the drop zone.

Fighting Forest move out of the drop zone with draw against Palace

Nottingham Forest’s Chris Wood salvaged a point against Crystal Palace with a second-half equalizer after Saturday’s 1-1 home draw in the Premier League helped his relegation-fighting team climb out of the drop zone. .

Forest dropped into the bottom three last week after being deducted four points for breaching financial rules last season, sitting in 17th place with eight games remaining.

Palace went ahead with a well-worked team goal in the 11th minute when Eberechi Eze found Jean-Philippe Mateta with a pinpoint cross and the Frenchman found the top corner to make it four goals in his last seven matches. Did.

Forest equalized when Wood headed in Morgan Gibbs-White’s cross from the left in the 61st minute, which was ruled out for offside by VAR.

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