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Mee reflects on Chelsea point

23 February 2015

Ben Mee believes the Clarets reaped the rewards of their brave approach at Stamford Bridge.

Mee’s 81st minute header secured a point for Dyche’s men after Chelsea had lead through Branislav Ivanovic in the first-half.

But typical of their unrelenting nature, Burnley continued to press the league leaders and eventually got their goal, something which Mee believes was justified for playing with no fear.

He said: “It was a great result, the lads played with no fear and we went out there and played.

“It could have even been a little bit more at the end if Ingsy had slipped that chance away but it’s brilliant.

“We were holding our own before the sending off and we were playing really well I thought.

“We were patient in the second-half, bided our time and then the sending off gave us a bit of a lift and we kicked on from there.

“Courtois makes a great save from Barnesy just before the goal and on another day it could have been a win for us.

“It’s a credit to the lads, a lot of teams would go to Stamford Bridge and sit in and absorb pressure but we play our game.

“The gaffer told us before the game to go out there and play how we play and that’s not going to change.”

After Mee’s late leveller, a frenetic finish ensued as both sides sought a decisive blow and Burnley came closest to winning it when Danny Ings was sent through on the counter-attack before firing just over.

But the 25-year-old defender was happy to settle for a point, and feels the result could help inject even more confidence into the Clarets camp.

“It was great to get the goal and it’s a great feeling to get a point for the lads.

“I think we’ve been a little bit unlucky in terms of defending set-pieces so it’s not to use ours.

“Tripps has got a great delivery and it’s one of those back-post headers again isn’t it!

“The gaffer told us before the game to go out there and play how we play and that’s not going to change.

“You’ve got to believe you can get a result when you come to these places and that gives us extra confidence moving forward.

“They can write us off if they like because we know what we can do and we’ve got the belief that we can move up the table.”


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