Mason Mount’s howler and Chelsea’s long-term record broken against Burnley

Lampard’s time wasting complaints

Something that has been pretty obvious against Chelsea in recent games at home is the visiting team taking their time over set-pieces.

It’s something Southampton did from the start of the game, and Burnley certainly followed suit as Nick Pope was never in a rush to take a goal kick from the start.

In fact, it took only ten minutes of the 3-0 win over the Clarets for Lampard to get into the ear of the fourth official about the issue.

With the Blues taking the lead midway through the first half, Burnley certainly sped things up after that.

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Mount’s howler

For Mason Mount, his second half performance was certainly better than the second and the midfielder was finding really good space to effect play.

He often got on the ball and pulled the attacking strings, and should have got a couple of assists along the way.

However, in the 82 minute there was no chance of an assist as the academy product had a moment to forget.

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Trying to whip in another cross, Mount accidentally kicked the ball with his left foot first, which meant his cross went well behind.

With the Blues 3-0 up and in full control, Mount and the Chelsea fans were able to take it in good spirits, with the England international having a good laugh about it.

Antonio Rudiger’s tweet

It wasn’t just the Chelsea fans who have been frustrated with the lack of wins at home, the players have definitely felt it as well.

That was summed up by Antonio Rudiger’s tweet after the match, stating ‘finally a comfortable home win’.

Those types of wins at home have certainly been hard to come by and Blues supporters will be hoping that is the first of many.

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