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Burnley’s resolve offers a clue as to how Chelsea can be stopped | Jamie Jackson

Sean Dyche’s side turn game into a battle to make it an uncomfortable afternoon for the league leaders, who have only Manchester City of the title pretenders left to play this season

As he sought to disrupt Chelsea from their relentless rhythm, Sean Dyche may have reminded his players of their 2-0 win over Liverpool at Turf Moor on the second weekend of the season. On that afternoon his Burnley team were able to soak up what was thrown at them then when opportunity knocked punish their opponents by being quick and slick in front of goal.

On Sunday they performed a similar feat and offered a clue to as to where Chelsea might be got at if they are to be stopped. Put simply, the Clarets made Premier League outing No25 the kind of dogfight that was as unwelcoming for the visitors as the bitter conditions and raucous home faithful.

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