13 Feb 2017

Chelsea go 10 points clear, Leicester hit new low

7:46 am on 13 February 2017

Premier League football leaders Chelsea moved 10 points clear at the top of the standings this morning despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley in an entertaining game played amid flurries of sleet and snow.

Chelsea player Gary Cahill.

Chelsea player Gary Cahill. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Pedro gave Chelsea an early lead from a pass by Victor Moses but the home side fought back well and equalised midway through the first half with a superb curling free kick by Robbie Brady, making his full debut.

Matt Lowton and Andre Gray missed good chances as Burnley sought to maintain their impressive home record, while the defence restricted further opportunities for Antonio Conte's side.

Burnley, promoted last season, moved up one place to 12th.

Look back at match commentary here.

Meanwhile last season's champions Leicester City were left in serious trouble being beaten 2-0 by improving relegation rivals Swansea City, who moved three points above them.

Leicester remain just one point above the bottom three places, having not won in 15 away games in the league since last April or scored in six league games this calendar year.

They fell behind to a fine volley by defender Alfie Mawson in the 37th minute.

Swedish full back Martin Olsson then scored his first goal for the Welsh club just before halftime.