Chelsea Players Rating Vs Burnley

Courtouis: Didn’t get the clean sheet he was no doubt yearning on his debut but he could do nothing to prevent Arfield’s rocket. The only save of any real significance was to prevent Airfield, as the Belgian produced a splendid save. He was self-assured and assertive with his positioning and handling dealing well with Burnley’s corners and crosses.   8/10

Branislav Ivanovic: You could argue he got caught out for the goal as he came down his flank but regardless he produced one of his best performances in a while. The Serbian had a hand in all three goals. It was his cross in the box which led to Costa pouncing on the rebound, before playing an exquisite ball into the path of Fabregas which resulted in the second goal and finished it off by securing the points when he was left unmarked in the box which resulted in a tap-in.  8.5/10

John Terry: Did not have much to do and as Burnley struggled to get the ball. That being said you got what you expect from Terry. His lead the team well and was solid in the air.  7/10

Gary Cahill: Similar to John Terry in the sense he didn’t have much to do. Looked shaky at times during Burnleys early pressure but managed to marshal Ings and keep attacks limited.  7/10

Cesar Azpilecuta: Much was being made of Burnley right back Tripper pre match but was kept quiet by the ex Marseille man. He nullified chances and provided his familiar solidity.  7/10

Nemanja Matic: Screend the back four well and allowed Fabregas freedom. Broke up play and kept the ball moving and went about his business quietly in the middle of the pitch.  7.5/10

Cesc Fabregas: I know couple of friends who went extra miles to get Chelsea season tickets just so they can see Fabregas play for us this season and he hasn’t disappointed, so far a glorious performance on his Premier League return. Had a hand in all three goals as a sleek back-hell to Ivanovic resulted in Costa’s equalizer as well as providing the cross for Chelsea’s third. He’s crowning moment nevertheless was his brilliant assist to Andre Schurrle for the second goal, a sure contender for pass of the season. The Spanish international fits perfectly into this side, deservedly got all the plaudits.  9/10 MOTM

Eden Hazard: He appears to have continued were ended last season. Time after time he dazzled his way through the Burnely dance including a marvellous run for the second goal. His trickery was too hot to handle as he continually evaded challenges.  8/10

Oscar: A reserved performance from the Brazilian as he constantly rotated positions. Outperformed by those around him he still managed to provide perpetual quick fluid passes and kept the tempo high.  6.5/10

Andre Schurrle: Got the nod ahead of Willian and repaid Mourinho by being on the end of a stunning moving for the second goal. His neat finish was complemented with sharp passes. A nonstop threat on the right he linked up well with Ivanovic and his vertical runs were a constant theme.  7.5/10

Diego Costa: Opened his account with a rocket of a shot from close range. The £32 million man was a menace all night and should have won a penalty for his efforts as he pounced on a back pass. Unlucky to be booked for simulation, he will be pleased to be off the mark.  7/10


Dider Drogba: Replaced Hazard with six minutes to go and almost scored an outlandish volley.  N/A

John Obi Mikel: Came on for Oscar and kept play ticking.  N/A

Willian: Enjoyed a session of a keep ball but didn’t have a chance to make an impact.  N/A

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