I think it might actually be a dive... VAR is checking it. Chelsea stand off Burnley players, give them time and space on the ball and this time McNeil comes onto his left foot from the right, shoots from 25 yards and the deflection off Tomori takes it into the goal! The Blues have now had players from 36 different nations score for them in the competition (excluding own goals), the sixth most in the division. Antonio Rüdiger, out of Chelsea’s match-day squad with injury, is among the chief instigators. James is out of position but Burnley can't make use. Burnley supporters had at least a couple of moments to savour with two goals in the final four minutes. I can't tell if that's because Alonso is wide and behind him to cover the left flank and it's a tactical instruction, or the whole thing is accidental and working really well. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. That is sent to the back post... and looks like a header is about to loop into the net! Tomori could do with working on his distribution, particularly long passes. In what is threatening to be a wholly impressive debut season as Chelsea manager from Lampard, it is that handling of Pulisic’s integration into his first team that promises to be one of his most impressive achievements, along with what is currently a seven-game winning streak. To get to 40 points is a big marker. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. I don't think it's a dive but he goes down way too easily. Jorginho is one booking away from a suspension. The New Zealand striker is clear but desperate to get the ball onto his stronger right foot, and in doing so, allows Christensen to get back and close the angle! 48 min: Eden Hazard has completed more passes in Burnley’s half (35), than Burnley have completed in Chelsea’s half (23). Willian has to cover right back for a minute and can't prevent Pieters getting a cross in, winning a corner. Burnley on top at the start of this half. He heads away another dangerous cross, it falls to Pieters and he puts his boot through the ball, it deflects off a body and is going in... but Kepa reacts and sticks out a hand to save it! Tomori clears up the danger. Great response from Burnley. That said, you'd expect Rudiger will go back in the team when he's fit... but who does he replace? McNeil latches onto a loose pass, beats Kovacic and shoots from a narrow angle but Kepa catches. He even threads a pass through the eye of a needle to find Pedro through on goal, but the Spaniard is unable to control it! We begin our Champions League campaign against Sevilla on Tuesday evening and Cesar Azpilicueta is confident Chelsea can make a good start against difficult opponents. Kepa was in no-man’s land, and was fortunate that Wood’s touch was off. Club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton have the talking points ahead of Tuesday evening’s match…. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. We are unbeaten at Turf Moor since losing there in April 1983 in the Second Division.The Blues last lost a top-flight encounter at Turf Moor in August 1973 when we were beaten by an 80th-minute Frank Casper goal. Chelsea 4. The second corner is lifted so high it skips everyone and ends up curling behind for a goal kick. James rides a tackle from Pieters and wins a free-kick and a booking for the Burnley defender. “All we hear about is respect … get players to respect the game.”. Christian's first goal for Chelsea.Forever immortalized in pancake form. The ball is played over the top, Tomori is caught out of position but Barnes' control lets him down and it's behind for a corner. Burnley are not playing well tonight. 72 min: Ben Mee has been outstanding for Burnley. Burnley vs Chelsea head-to-head record. Pulisic is staying wider in buildup play but moves inside when approaching the box. Burnley have space in behind straight from kick off! I think that'll be a slight change in shape for Burnley. Chelsea are far too one-dimensional. I'd expect this game to be fairly tight, probably low scoring and perhaps one that Chelsea find tricky. Turf Moor Attendance: Attendance 21,430. The cigs have come out. Pulisic is played into space between the lines, spots Abraham and he opens his body up on the half turn and looks to place a shot in the far corner. That’s a great result for Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United, who all had a poor weekend themselves. 59 min: Chelsea so nearly come unstuck again from a simple ball forward. Burnley won 1 direct matches.Chelsea won 8 matches.4 matches ended in a draw.On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.38 goals per Match. 52 min: A golden chance for Wood! A nice replacement to have up your sleeve. Zouma gets a wee nudge and goes absolutely flying into the advertising boards, smashing the back of his head off them while tumbling off the pitch. “I get asked those questions so I’m delighted to see him do that today because I know the pressures, I know the backstory of the pressures of a move like that. Burnley going long from the goalkeeper then trying to win the second ball. Chelsea 6-1 Burnley 1957/58Burnley 6-1 Chelsea 1913/14Chelsea’s biggest win at Burnley: 4-0 in 2018/19, BURNLEY 0 CHELSEA 4Premier League, Turf Moor, 28.10.18, 1.30pm, Burnley (4-4-1-1) Hart; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee (c), Taylor; Gudmundsson, Defour, Cork (Westwood 73), Brady; Hendrick (Barnes 64); Vokes (Wood 59).Unused subs Heaton, Bardsley, Long, Vydra.Manager Sean DycheBooked Tarkowski 43, Hendrick 47, Brady 60, Gudmundsson 63, Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rüdiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kanté, Jorginho (Fàbregas 78), Barkley; Pedro (Loftus-Cheek 30), Morata (Giroud 73), WillianUnused subs Caballero, Zappacosta, Cahill, Kovacic. His passing scores highly on our player ranker too, even if a lot of those long balls are punts. Christian deserves a start, Callum gets his rest. Burnley pushing for another goal but Chelsea are defending a lot better than the previous 10 minutes. We have to be resilient. I think this has been an excellent season in terms of where we were, and the injuries we’ve had. They have won three, all with a clean sheet, against Southampton, Norwich and Everton and lost 0-3 to Liverpool in August.Burnley have won one of their 25 Premier League encounters with ‘big-six’ clubs (six draws, 18 defeats), a 2-1 victory against Tottenham at Turf Moor in February 2019. 57 min: Emerson tries from distance, the ball flashes a yard wide. Holding it up well against two strong centre-backs in Mee and Tarkowski and dropping deep to break the lines. The players have arrived, the sun is going down, it's time for football under the lights. That one that goes 'duuuuuuh duh, duuuuuuuh duh, duuuuuuuuuh duh'. Injured Ampadu, HazardHead coach Maurizio SarriBooked Morata 43, Willian 44Scorers Morata 22, Barkley 57, Willian 62, Loftus-Cheek 90+2. First, Jay Rodriguez struck a sweet 25-yard consolation goal four minutes from time, following a rare slip by Pulisic, and then Dwight McNeil beat Kepa with a deflected left-foot drive from just inside the Chelsea area. That is legit. Strona dzięki czemu może się utrzymywać, a my możemy tworzyć ten portal i … The atmosphere in Stamford Bridge is tense. Mount's lining this one up. Barnes and Wood have fed on scraps thus far, while Westwood and Cork look overrun Chelsea’s three central midfielders. The Blues have won four of our five Premier League away games against Burnley, scoring at least twice in each victory. Mason Mount has been great this season but in recent weeks but has been played in a slightly deeper midfield role in recent weeks. This time Burnley steal possession and hit Chelsea on the counter as Kovacic takes too long on the ball. Calm down pal, you weren’t that good. Oh my lordy lord, how. It's cleared. The Argentinian gets a warm round of applause as he walks off, but that sub is about 15 minutes too late, for my money. Who didn't really need to make it. I think he'll play as a 10 today, ahead of Jorginho and Kovacic as opposed to alongside, and this lets Chelsea go from back to front a lot quicker but might leave them a little short in the centre of the park if counter-attacked. Well done to Burnley.