‘Anti-football’ – Gianfranco Zola and David Luiz slam Burnley tactics after Chelsea draw

first_img‘Anti-football’ – Gianfranco Zola and David Luiz slam Burnley tactics after Chelsea draw David Luiz slamed Burnley’s tactics after the draw with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola and defender David Luiz slammed Burnley’s tactics after the Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday.The Blues failed to overtake Tottenham in the Premier League table after being held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley, who are now virtually safe from relegation.N’Golo Kante cancelled out Jeff Hendrick’s early opener in west London, before Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea in front with a superb strike.Ashley Barnes levelled for Burnley, however, as Chelsea were unable to take advantage of Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United all losing this weekend.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking after the match, Luiz claimed Burnley’s tactics were ‘anti-football’, telling Sky Sports: ‘We tried everything to win the game.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s difficult when you play against a team who have two chances and score two goals and didn’t want to play the game.‘It’s anti-football. Losing time [time wasting] all the time, especially when you have the ball. Their players went to the floor and stopped the game.‘They were playing 11 inside the box. It’s difficult to score against a team like that.’ Comment Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Apr 2019 10:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link509Shares Burnley virtually guaranteed their Premier League survival (Picture: Getty)Chelsea assistant Zola, speaking to the press rather than Maurizio Sarri who was sent off towards the end of the match, was also critical of Burnley’s tactics.He said: ‘We wanted to win. They didn’t want to lose.‘We are unhappy. There was too much time wasting. Five minutes injury time wasn’t enough to compensate. We couldn’t build important rhythm.‘We were hoping for something more. We are determined to fight until the end. This team are playing good football. We need to improve but we’re in a good way. We care as we showed today.‘We expected it to be a tough game. We didn’t expect so much time wasting. We expected Kevin [Friend, referee] to give more extra time. That’s why we’re very unhappy.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moveslast_img

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