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Chelsea 2-0 Burnley: Match Report and Chelsea Player Ratings

It was a beautiful game of football by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea dominated the entire game and limited Burnley to just a shot which was also off-target.

Manager Thomas Tuchel made 4 changes to the team that played against Wolverhampton bringing in Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham, and Marcos Alonso. The formation was kept the same 3-4-2-1.

Chelsea dominated from the kick-off till the final whistle was blown. Club captain Cesar Azpilicuetta scored the first goal of the Tuchel-Era from a beautifully constructed team play. The second goal came with a thunderous volley from Marcos Alonso.

Chelsea currently sit in 7th position of the league table. They have registered only 5 points from the last 5 games.

A win was a must for the Blues as it boosted the confidence of players and was much necessary for their upcoming games which are very difficult run of fixtures.

Chelsea Player Ratings:

Eduardo Mendy – 6/10

The Blues keeper was hardly tested by the Burnley attack it was almost like he had an off-day. There was not much to his game in this match.

Cesar Azpilicuetta – 10/10

Being frozen out under Lampard and struggling for playing time he was put into centre-back role under Thomas Tuchel. Azpilicuetta was a solid rock at the back and also contributed to the attack. It was Azpilicuetta who scored from a beautifully waited pass from Callum-Hudson-Odoi.

Thiago Silva – 10/10

The Brazilian was the main man in defense he was the one who kept out any threats to Mendy’s goal. He put his body on the line was a true warrior on the field.

Antonio Rudiger – 8/10

The German centre-back was good but made some mistakes which Burnley were unable to utilise like misplace passing and one careless clearance but apart from these two errors he played very well.

Callum-Hudson-Odoi – 10/10

The English winger was the star of the match being a constant threat and problem for Burnley’s full-back. Chelsea fans were reminded of Victor Moses who also was used as right wing-back contributing to both attack and defense. He was also voted the Man-of-the-Match.

Jorginhio – 8/10

The Italian Deep-lying playmaker moderately contributed to the attack but compensated well with his defending supporting the backline.

Mateo Kovacic – 9/10

Kovacic ran the midfield show played amazing was gliding past defenders and finding runs of the attackers.

Marcos Alonso – 10/10

Frozen out under Chelsea manager the Spaniard returned first since 3rd game-week. He scored an amazing volley from a cross from Christian Pulisic.

Mason Mount – 8/10

The English man returned to the team after being dropped off last week for team mate Kai Havertz, was amazing coming back into the team though wasn’t able to convert any shots but a created lot of chance and also was involved in the first goal.

Tammy Abraham – 6/10

The striker was given a nod ahead of Olivier Giroud after frustration last week against Wolverhampton in front of the goal. He started off well but was subbed-off for Christian Pulisic due to not being much effective up-front.

Timo Werner – 6/10

The former Leipzig man had another goal-draught in front of goal unable to convert any of his chances.

Substitutes :

Christian Pulisic – 8/10

During the starting of the second half was subbed-on for Tammy Abraham, He changed the tempo of the game though missed a couple of shots.

Reece James – 7/10

The full-back came in for Hudson-Odoi and managed to put together few crosses in which he came on.

Kai Havertz – 6/10

The club record transfer Havertz came in during the final 10 minutes of the match and wasn’t much involved and there was not much to his game.

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