Ashley Barnes and Burnley put spanner in Chelsea’s quest for top-four spot

As the squabbles and scuffles erupted between players and coaching staff from the touchline to the mouth of the tunnel, Chelsea’s frustration was laid bare. They have become the latest team to stutter in their pursuit of a top-four finish over a round of Easter fixtures wasted by all those in contention but that tells only part of the story. The fractious draw that culminated in chaos as good as secured Burnley’s Premier League survival.

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