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Chelsea managed a third consecutive victory in all competitions after a 4-1 success over Burnley. The alarm bells started ringing very early for Chelsea after falling to a Burnley goal within the opening 15 minutes. However, the club are able to stage a brilliant comeback with Raheem Sterling acting as the key player for Mauricio Pochettino’s team.
Burnley vs Chelsea: Timeline
- 1 Burnley vs Chelsea: Timeline
- 2 Burnley vs Chelsea player ratings: Star Man / Star Player
- 3 Burnley vs Chelsea player ratings: Little going forward from the Clarets
- 4 Plenty of Positives for Chelsea ahead of a Difficult Run-in
- 5 The Final Word
15’ – Odobert was able to hand Burnley a shock lead with a brilliant counter-attacking situation
42’ – Raheem Sterling’s crossed into the box that deflected off Al Dakhil to provide the Chelsea equaliser
50’ – Raheem Sterling won a penalty which was converted by Cole Palmer
55’ – Odobert almost grabbed his second goal and equaliser, as his shot – while coming inside – was saved brilliantly Robert Sanchez
65’ – Sterling’s excellent performances on the day were rewarded with a goal courtesy of Conor Gallagher’s fine through ball after Burnley lost possession
74’ – A brilliant work from Raheem Sterling led to a goal down the edge of the box which was laid on the plate back by Cole Palmer for Nicholas Jackson
The Big Stat
Chelsea have had terrible away form but they were able to put these blues behind to claim a crucial win over Burnley. This marks the first time the Blues have picked up back-to-back victories in the league after 12 months.
Chelsea have won back-to-back Premier League away games for the first time since October 2022.
A year in the making. 😅 pic.twitter.com/qp1v5xfXfG
— Squawka (@Squawka) October 7, 2023
Burnley vs Chelsea player ratings: Star Man / Star Player
Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) – 9.00
Raheem Sterling was easily the best player on the evening after he almost single-handedly instigated a brilliant comeback from Chelsea. After playing a key role in the equaliser in the first half, Sterling won the penalty that was converted by Palmer. Later, Sterling stretched the advantage for Chelsea with his third league goal of the season. Sterling came away from the game with three shots on target.
Burnley vs Chelsea player ratings: Little going forward from the Clarets
Burnley’s poor start to the season continued with a dull performance against Chelsea that resulted in a 4-1 loss. Even though the afternoon started well with an early goal against the Blues, Burnley were unable to capitalise on the same throughout the day. They failed to put together a string of passes and this resulted in Chelsea upping the ante. Even though Burnley were unfortunate in the manner and time of the equaliser, manager Vincent Kompany cannot have many complaints.
Burnley player ratings
James Trafford 6/10 – Not too many mistakes
Vitinho 6/10 – Constantly troubled by Sterling
Ameen Al Dakhil 5/10 – Inadvertent own goal
Hannes Delcroix 6/10 – Best of the defenders
Charlie Taylor 6/10 – Nothing spectacular
Sander Berge 5/10 – Disjointed effort
Josh Cullen 6/10 – Made some crucial tackles
Josh Brownhill 6/10 – mediocre performance
Mike Tresor 6/10 – Had to track back more often than not
Lyle Foster 7/10 – Assisted for the goal
Wilson Odobert 7/10 – Scored and could have picked up another
(Luca Koleosho) 6/10 – Little impact
(Jacob Bruun Larsen) 6/10 – Could not too much from a free kick situation
(Dara O’Shea) 6/10 – Decent performance from the substitute
(Connor Roberts) 6/10 – Reduced midfield’s solid presence
(Aaron Ramsey) 6/10 – Failed to offer significant impact
Plenty of Positives for Chelsea ahead of a Difficult Run-in
Chelsea were able to register plenty of positives in the 4-1 win over Burnley. Manager Mauricio Pochettino was a concerned person in the first half, but the half-time team talk turned out to be a little easier thanks to Sterling’s shot being deflected into the goal. The second half was completely dominated by Chelsea, who have now picked up three successive wins. Despite failing to keep a clean sheet, Chelsea can take a lot of positives from the game including Palmer’s first goal for the club.
Chelsea player ratings
Robert Sanchez 6/10 – Made a decent save
Marc Cucurella 7/10 – Excellent offensive runs
Axel Disasi 6/10 – Little errors leading to the goal
Thiago Silva 6/10 – Beaten for pace leading to the goal
Levi Colwill 6/10 – Decent offensive runs
Conor Gallagher 7/10 – Assist for Sterling
Moises Caicedo 7/10 – Improved in the second half
Enzo Fernandez 6/10 – Failed to latch onto opportunities
Cole Palmer 7/10 – Picked up his first goal for the club
Armando Broja 6/10 – Rather poor performance
Raheem Sterling 9/10 – A goal and created two more for his teammates
(Nicholas Jackson) 7/10 – Scored after coming on as a substitute
(Mykhailo Mudryk) 6/10 – Had a moment of brilliance
(Ian Maatsen) 6/10 – Little time for an impact
The Final Word
Chelsea managed three successive wins in all competitions after a 4-1 win over Burnley. Despite the afternoon starting in a difficult fashion following a 15th minute goal for Burnley, the Blues were able to come back with a steady stream of goals – especially in the second half.
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