There were mixed emotions for Kai Havertz as he reflected on his weekend outing at Stamford Bridge.
The young German scored a goal and although it earned the Blues a point, the Chelsea performance should have yielded all three against a Burnley side that survived a host of chances for the home team.
‘What was missing was some goals,’ declared Havertz, who had given us the lead with a downward header from a perfect Reece James cross.
‘Burnley had one chance, they scored one goal and sometimes that is football, but we could have improved our finishing skills in the game.
‘We had a lot of good chances but we also scored just one goal so we lose two big points for us so of course it is frustrating. We did a very good game but as I said, sometimes that is football and you have to accept it.’
Havertz was further distressed during the game by a nasty looking leg injury after he fell over the LED board at the Matthew Harding End of the pitch. He was able to continue and complete the 90 minutes.
‘I had a lot of pain so I just thought I have to try to run again and sometimes in a game the pain goes away, but it was okay for me. I scored the goal so then you have good feelings and it is okay.’
Despite dropping points in the Premier League for the first time since September, Chelsea will go into the final international break of 2021 at the top of the table.
‘Of course it is not the best day when you draw at home with Burnley but all in all we can be very satisfied with the last few matches,’ summed up Havertz.
‘We played good football. We put a lot of effort into the games and we have to keep the momentum after the international break, come back here as strong as before and I am very positive that we will continue this way.’