Chelsea faced off against Burnley at Turf Moor earlier today as they looked to earn a victory on their travels in the Premier League. The Blues made a poor start to the game as they conceded the opening goal in the 15th minute when Wilson Odobert found the back of the net for the Clarets. However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men responded in the 42nd minute when Ameen Al-Dakhil scored an unfortunate own goal. The two teams went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
Cole Palmer gave Chelsea the lead from the penalty spot in the 50th minute before Raheem Sterling killed the game just after the hour mark. Nicolas Jackson added another goal in the 74th minute as the West London giants cruised to a dominant 4-1 win away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Chelsea player fared during the clash against the Clarets.
GK: Robert Sanchez – 6.5/10
Sanchez made a couple of good saves at the back but won’t be pleased about conceding a goal early in the game.
RB: Marc Cucurella – 7/10
He performed his defensive duties well and managed to engineer one key chance going forward.
CB: Axel Disasi – 6.5/10
The French defender cleared the danger when needed and did enough to restrict the home team to just one goal.
CB: Thiago Silva – 6.5/10
Silva used his experience well at times and was accurate with his passing.
LB: Levi Colwill – 6.5/10
He got stuck in with a few solid tackles but offered very little going forward.
CM: Conor Gallagher – 7.5/10
The English sensation was a positive influence at both ends of the field.
CM: Moises Caicedo – 7/10
Caicedo proved his worth as a solid presence at the centre of Pochettino’s midfield.
CM: Enzo Fernandez – 7.5/10
The Argentine midfielder worked hard in both halves and passed the ball well during the game.
RW: Cole Palmer – 7.5/10
Palmer caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders and has got a goal and an assist to show for his efforts.
ST: Armando Broja – 6/10
He was quiet for most of the first half and was substituted at half-time.
LW: Raheem Sterling – 8/10
Sterling was a constant menace in the final third and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the 65th minute.
ST: Nicolas Jackson – 7.5/10
He managed to find the back of the net in the 74th minute.
CAM: Ian Maatsen – N/A
LW: Mykhailo Mudryk – N/A