David Luiz reacts to Chelsea FC’s 2-2 draw with Burnley

David Luiz was not impressed by Burnley's approach during Chelsea FC's 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge

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David Luiz accused Burnley of playing “anti-football” after they held Chelsea FC to a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

After a frantic first half which saw four goals, Chelsea FC were unable to find the net for a third time against the stubborn Clarets as they dropped two important points in the race for Champions League qualification.

The draw lifted Chelsea FC back into the top four but the Blues have played a game more than both Arsenal and Manchester United.

The top-four race now looks set to go down to the wire as Chelsea battle with Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham for the final two Champions League qualification spots.

And Brazilian defender Luiz was clearly not particularly impressed by what he saw from Burnley during Monday night’s game.

Speaking to Sky Sports, David Luiz said: “We tried everything to win the game, but it’s difficult playing a team who has two chances, score two goals, but didn’t want to play the game.

“For me, the authority on the pitch is the referee, and when he is not there to try to check what he has to do on the pitch, it’s difficult.

“They were trying to time waste from the first minute of the first half, and then it was anti-football so it’s difficult to play against.”

Chelsea FC will now have to regroup as they prepare for their crunch clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season after they finished fifth last term under Antonio Conte.

The west London side will take on Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-finals as they look to reach the final of Europe’s second tier club competition.

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