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Chelsea: who are the two players that should be sold in January after Burnley draw?

Chelsea's hope of extending their lead at the top of the table was frustrated by a 1-1 draw at home to Burnley. Who are the players who underperformed?

Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi
Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea conceded a late equaliser against Burnley to surrender their slender lead and dragged them back from extending their lead at the top of the table after Manchester City beat Manchester United and with Liverpool yet to play.

Thomas Tuchel gave Ross Barkley his first start in 16 months and he made a mess of it as he never took the chance. Chelsea took the lead close to the end of the first half through a Kai Havertz header from a pinpoint cross from Reece James.

Chelsea had a host of other chances most of which fell to Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley both of whom were unable to guide it past goalkeeper Nick Pope who was outstanding. The two players cost the team more in other regards, Ross Barkley failed to play with the team and was selfish.

The goal Chelsea conceded was due to Callum Hudson-Odoi's lack of press, allowing Reece James to be drawn out of position and the goal was scored. Both players have been given a fair chance to impress due to injuries in the but have failed to grab it and deserve to be sent out of the team in the next transfer window.

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