Match ends, Chelsea 1, Burnley 1.
- Leaders Chelsea drop two points
- Ivanovic scores but Blues denied two penalties
- Sent-off Matic to miss League Cup final
- Mourinho refuses to discuss red card
Chelsea had Nemanja Matic sent off as the Premier League leaders were held to a draw by relegation-battling Burnley.
Branislav Ivanovic put the Blues ahead when he slotted in Eden Hazard's cross.
An Ivanovic shot struck Michael Kightly's arm and Diego Costa was pushed by Jason Shackell as the home side had two penalty appeals rejected.
Matic was dismissed when he reacted angrily to a challenge from Ashley Barnes and Burnley capitalised when Ben Mee headed in a late corner.
Midfielder Matic was furious at Barnes' 70th-minute challenge, in which the Burnley forward won the ball but caught him high up on his shin with studs showing.
The Serbian pushed Barnes to the ground but his exit left the way open for Burnley to level and then even go close to a winner when Danny Ings shot high in the final moments.
Matic is now set to miss the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham on 1 March, as well as league games against West Ham and Southampton.
It looked like it would be a routine home win for Chelsea when right-back Ivanovic's fourth goal in six games gave them the lead.
Juan Cuadrado recovered possession for the Blues and found Hazard, who wonderfully jinked past two defenders before pulling the ball back for Ivanovic to slot in from close range.
This was proving a more of a business-like than a buccaneering Chelsea performance but, nevertheless, they had two appeals for penalties rejected by referee Martin Atkinson.
First, an Ivanovic shot struck the raised arm of Kightly and then Costa appeared to be pushed over by Shackell as the Burnley defender tried to make up for giving the ball away to the Spain striker.
Those decisions proved crucial as the hard-working visitors made the most of Matic's dismissal with defender Mee's far-post header earning them a point as they moved up a place to 18th in the table.
The draw for Chelsea comes at the end of a difficult week. The Blues had drawn 1-1 at Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday but the aftermath has seen them deal with the fallout of a small group of their supporters preventing a black man from boarding a train in the French capital before the match.
The club has since banned five fans and, with Saturday's game having already been designated as Chelsea's annual Game for Equality before the midweek incident, it gave the Stamford Bridge side a chance to show further its stance against discrimination.
The home players had 'Building Bridges' written on their shirts, while there was a banner reading 'black or white, we are all blue'.
- 2IvanovicBooked at 71mins
- 3Filipe LuísSubstituted forDrogbaat 86'minutes
- 21MaticBooked at 70mins
- 23Ju CuadradoSubstituted forWillianat 63'minutes
- 8OscarSubstituted forSantos do Nascimentoat 72'minutes
- 10E Hazard
- 19Diego Costa
- 7Santos do Nascimento
- 21BoydBooked at 41mins
- 11KightlyBooked at 62minsSubstituted forVokesat 79'minutes
- Martin Atkinson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Chelsea 1, Burnley 1.
Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by George Boyd following a fast break.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury.
Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).
Attempt missed. Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Willian with a headed pass.
Substitution, Chelsea. Didier Drogba replaces Filipe Luis.
Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Kurt Zouma.
Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Vokes.
Goal! Chelsea 1, Burnley 1. Ben Mee (Burnley) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.
Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Eden Hazard.
Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Michael Kightly.
Attempt missed. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Eden Hazard.
Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Keane.
Foul by Diego Costa (Chelsea).
Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.