Super Slick Chelsea Blow Away Burnley  (Sky Sports)

Burnley 0 Chelsea 3

Hakim Ziyech celebrates his first Premier League goalChelsea kept a fourth clean sheet in a row as Frank Lampard’s side blew away Burnley 3-0 with Hakim Ziyech scoring on his first Premier League start.

The arrival of Edouard Mendy, who has conceded just one goal in six appearances, seems to have settled Lampard's team down defensively, although the goalkeeper wasn't tested at Turf Moor from the moment Ziyech (26) put the visitors in front.

Kurt Zouma powered home his third goal of the Premier League season (63) from a Mason Mount corner before Timo Werner wrapped up the points with a majestic finish (70) to send Burnley bottom of the league.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche celebrated his eighth season in the job earlier this week but may face his stiffest task to date in trying to keep Burnley away from the bottom three. From their opening six games, they have taken just one point, scoring just one goal in their last six in all competitions.

Player ratings

Burnley: Pope (4), Lowton (5), Long (5), Tarkowski (5), Taylor (5) , Stephens (4), Brownhill (5), Westwood (5), McNeil (5), Barnes (5), Wood (5)

Subs used: Rodriguez (5), Brady (N/A)

Chelsea: Mendy (7), James (7), Silva (7), Zouma (8), Chilwell (7), Kante (7), Werner (8), Havertz (7), Mount (7), Ziyech (7), Abraham (7)

Subs used: Hudson-Odoi (7), Giroud (N/A), Giround (N/A)

Man of the match: Kurt Zouma

How Chelsea gave Burnley the blues…

Premier League teams in their next match having played a midweek game in Russia have lost nine of the last 13, but Chelsea started full of energy at Turf Moor on their return from playing Krasnodar, pinning Burnley back from the off with Reece James and Ben Chilwell always free down the flanks.

That said, Ashley Barnes had a wonderful opportunity to fire Burnley in front with just five minutes gone but looped his effort unconfidently over the crossbar after being found in behind by Matt Lowton.

Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham then tested Nick Pope with some soft headers but a more clinical strike was delivered on 26 minutes with Ziyech following up his goal from midweek with another.

Chelsea broke down the right and some nice touches between Ziyech and Werner, who was called into the side just before kick-off after Christian Pulisic had suffered an injury, set up Abraham to feed Ziyech. Despite the effort going quite central, his strike wrong-footed Pope and Chelsea had their lead.

Dyche tried to get Burnley further up the pitch by sending on Jay Rodriguez at half-time and Chelsea were asked more questions. Barnes flew a well struck effort wide from 25 yards but that was as good as it got for the Clarets.

You sensed Chelsea were still controlling things and made their move just after the hour mark.

Mason Mount delivered a superb corner from the right and Zouma, under no pressure from any Burnley defenders, rose highest and powered a header past Pope that nearly broke the net at Turf Moor.

That was game over in terms of the result as Chelsea turned the final stages into an exhibition match, something Lampard would have been delighted with in order to help with the busy schedule.

They grabbed a third on 70 minutes. A misplaced pass in midfield from Burnley was seized upon by the dangerous James and his pass into Ziyech opened up space for Werner. The German darted into the box and finished brilliantly into the far corner for his fifth goal in his last seven games.

What's next?

Burnley will be back in action on Friday night when they travel to Brighton in the Premier League, live on Sky Sports Box Office, kick-off 5.30pm. It's the start of another busy week for Chelsea, firstly facing Rennes at home in the Champions League on Wednesday; kick-off 8pm. It's then Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 5.30pm.


Burnley Pope, Lowton, Long, Terkowski, Taylor, Stephens (Rodriguez 46), Westwood (c), Brownhill, McNeil, Barnes (Brady 73), Wood
Subs Not Used Peacock-Farrell, Dunne, Thompson, Richardson, Vydra
Booked Long

Chelsea Mendy, James, Zouma, Silva (c), Chilwell, Mount, Kante, Ziyech (Hudson-Odoi 73), Havertz (Jorginho 86), Abraham (Giroud 77), Werner
Subs Not Used Caballero, Ziger, Azpilicueta, Rudiger
Goals Ziyech 27, Zouma 63, Werner 70

Attendance 0

Referee David Coote

VAR Anthony Taylor