BURNLEY defender Matt Lowton believes his side showed character to dig deep at Stamford Bridge as they returned to Lancashire with a point.
The Clarets took the lead early on, but were then behind after goals from N’Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain.
Ashley Barnes scored his seventh goal in 12 games to earn Burnley a hard-fought point.
“It’s another result that we needed; it’s a tough place to come. We had a great away day here last year and on the back of three wins we came here with a lot of confidence,” said Lowton.
“We started well, they pegged us back with two quick goals, but we stayed in the game, showed character and picked up a huge result.”
The Clarets took the lead through Jeff Hendrick, but soon found themselves behind after a quickfire Chelsea double. Ashley Barnes levelled proceedings shortly after falling behind.
“That’s what the whole place is built on, being resilient and showing character,” added the right-back.
“We didn’t let our heads drop. We had plenty of time to get back in to it, which we did, with another great set-piece, which is working well for us, and we just stuck at the task to keep them out in the second half.”
Lowton found himself up against one of the best players in the world in Eden Hazard – the Burnley man feels he did well against the Belgian international.
“It was tough, very tough. He’s very good, he’s one of the best players in the world,” added Lowton.
“He keeps coming but, aside from the goal where I’ve lost my footing, I thought I did okay. I enjoyed the test.
“I’ve always said he’s one of the best, I’ve played against him a few times. 
“He’s so sharp, he can go either way, he can take you on, it’s difficult. I enjoyed the task and I thought I did quite well.
“You’ve got to be switched on the whole game. Sometimes, when he’s not got the ball, he looks disinterested, but he’s so sharp and he’ll make a run, so he keeps you on your toes the whole game. They kept coming, we sat back and tried to keep our shape, forced them wide and defend crosses. “When they came in the lads were there to head them away. 
“They all do a great job, I could go through every single man, and that’s why we came away with a great point.
“The manager wants to win every game. Even if we’re safe he wants us to finish as high as we can, so we’ll get back on the training field and work towards Sunday.”