The Blues were held to a draw for the second away game running in the North-West, but the point was still enough to stretch their lead at the top of the table into double figures.

On a freezing, sleety Sunday afternoon in Lancashire, Pedro’s goal fired his side into an early lead but against the team with the third-best home record in the top flight and not at their very best, Chelsea did not build on that advantage and Burnley were level at half-time through a well-taken free kick.

Tottenham’s defeat at Anfield yesterday means we lead the chasing pack by 10 points, ahead of Man City’s Monday game at Bournemouth and the Premier League then taking a break for FA Cup action next weekend.