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Pulisic Gets 9, Havertz With 8 | Chelsea Players Rated In Comfortable Victory Vs Burnley

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Chelsea clashed heads with Burnley at Turf Moor earlier today as they looked to earn all three points away from home. Both sides canceled each other out in the first half as they went into the half-time interval with a goalless scoreline.

The game opened up for the Blues in the second half. Reece James gave Chelsea the lead in the 47th minute before Kai Havertz scored two quick-fire goals to put his team 3-0 up by the hour mark. Christian Pulisic added another goal via a tap-in from close range in the 69th minute. The contest ended with the West London giants earning a comfortable 4-0 win on the road.

Let’s take a look at how each Chelsea player performed during the match against the Clarets.

GK: Edouard Mendy – 6.5/10

The Senegal international had to make one save in the game and secured an easy clean sheet today.

CB: Trevoh Chalobah – 7.5/10

He defended his penalty box with conviction and managed to pick an assist during the game.

CB: Thiago Silva – 7/10

Silva was strong in the air and cleared the danger when needed. He will be happy with the clean sheet today.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – 7/10

The German talent did what was required of himself on the defensive third of the field and was also a threat at the other end.

Chelsea’s US midfielder Christian Pulisic (L) celebrates after scoring his team fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on March 5, 2022. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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RM: Reece James – 9/10

James performed his defensive responsibilities well and had a great game down the right flank. He ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.

CM: N’Golo Kante – 7.5/10

He anchored the midfield well and made a couple of decent runs going forward. The Frenchman even engineered some decent openings in the final third.

CM: Jorginho – 7/10

The Italy international was quite good with the ball at his feet and offered decent protection for his backline.

LM: Saul Niguez – 7/10

Niguez created a couple of good opportunities for others around him and was strong in the air.

RAM: Mason Mount – 6.5/10

Mount had a couple of bright moments but didn’t do enough to score today.

LAM: Christian Pulisic – 9/10

He made multiple exciting runs with the ball and has got a goal and an assist to show for his efforts in the opponent’s half.

ST: Kai Havertz – 8/10

Havertz scored two quick-fire goals early in the second half which killed the contest off.


CM: Mateo Kovacic – 6/10

He added some energy to Chelsea’s midfield.

CM: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 6/10

Loftus-Cheek offered very little in the final third.

LAM: Timo Werner – 6/10

The German talent struggled to get into the flow of the game.

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