Chelsea’s stalemate with Burnley proves that the title race is far from over despite suggestions to the contrary

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Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Burnley has proven that the Premier League title race is far from over, despite many claiming to the contrary.

The Blues were handed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top to 12 points after Tottenham were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool on Saturday evening. However, Antonio Conte’s side were unable to take advantage against a stubborn Burnley side.

Chelsea had their opportunities firmly limited, and failed to test Tom Heaton at all in the second half. Whether today’s shortfalls were an indication of weaknesses in the side or merely lethargy creeping in – it will have undoubtedly have given Manchester City, and their other title challengers, hope.

Despite having the fewest fixtures against the rest of the top six remaining out of all of those chasing the title, Chelsea do still have some difficult games to look ahead to.

Conte’s men have to travel to West Ham, Stoke City, Bournemouth, Manchester United and Everton before the season’s end – none of whom are going to roll over to the Champions elect.

Man City can close the gap to eight points with a victory over Bournemouth on Monday. Chelsea cannot afford to drop any more points unless they want to be dragged into an end-of-season title scrap.

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