Leeds needed to better Burnley’s result to survive, which they ensured after Burnley lost 2-1 to Newcastle at Turf Moor.
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The surprise news comes with Burnley sitting 18th in the Premier League table, four points adrift of safety with eight games of the season remaining.
The Citizens are currently one point clear of second-placed Liverpool at the top of 6 table, while Burnley occupy 19th, four points behind 17th-placed Everton heading into this weekend’s fixtures.
The Blues needed just seven second-half minutes to take full advantage of the first-half reprieve handed to them by Burnley’s wastefulness, with Reece James’ slaloming, solo effort opening the floodgates before Kai Havertz’s double sealed the Chelsea victory with 35 minutes to spare.
The Foxes were rewarded for a succession of improved performances with a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday evening.
Mee beat Cristian Romero in the air at the back post to head in a free-kick from Josh Brownhill and earn the Clarets their third win of the season.
Fabinho struck late in the first half at windswept Turf Moor to give Liverpool their fourth successive league victory.
The Clarets held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw in midweek, while Jurgen Klopp’s side eased to a 2-0 victory at home to Leicester City.
The Gunners currently find themselves sixth in the rankings – two points worse off than fourth-placed West Ham United – while Sean Dyche’s men remain rooted to the bottom of the pile.
The Hammers, who are fourth in the table, recorded a 3-2 victory over Chelsea in the league last weekend, while Burnley will enter the contest off the back of a 1-0 loss to Newcastle United.
The Eagles have overcome Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last two matches to rise into 10th position in the table, while Burnley currently sit 18th, picking up just eight points from 11 games.
Both clubs head into this fixture after progressing from the second round of the League Cup in midweek, with the Clarets forced to beat Newcastle United on penalties, while the Whites secured a routine victory against League One opposition.
As the lowest survivors from last season, both teams will be keen to improve on their final positions, after the Clarets ended in 17th place, while the Seagulls finished one spot above them in 16th.
The Clarets beat Fulham 2-0 on Monday to confirm their Premier League safety, while Leeds saw off Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 last time out to move up to 10th.
The Clarets won 1-0 in their last home league game against the visitors, but the Magpies recorded a 3-1 victory at St James’s Park in the reverse fixture earlier this campaign.
The Gunners slumped to a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium, though, and Burnley could now complete a league double over Arsenal for the first time since 1962-63.
Iheanacho equalised in the 1-1 draw at Turf Moor with a wonderful volleyed effort just after the half-hour mark.
The Baggies are currently 19th in the table, 12 points behind 17th-placed Newcastle United on the same number of matches, while Burnley are 15th in the division, now eight points clear of the relegation zone.
The hosts fell to a 2-0 defeat to title-chasing Manchester City in midweek, whereas Brighton managed to beat reigning champions Liverpool 1-0 on Merseyside.
Pogba capped another influential performance with the winner as his deflected strike saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finally unlock the Burnley defence on 71 minutes.