Chelsea’s forgotten men give Tuchel his first win

Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League after a dominating 2-0 win against Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea full-backs Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso were on the scoresheet, as the Blues restricted Burnley to just one shot in the game.

Chelsea started the game in a much quicker fashion when compared to their midweek match against Wolves, as Mount, Werner and Hudson-Odoi had a few decent chances in the opening minutes. The Blues’ attack was mostly through the right flank, as Hudson-Odoi had the luxury of running at players and set up the Chelsea forwards.

Burnley found it difficult to get a foothold in the game, as Kovacic and Jorginho bossed the midfield to push Chelsea on swift attacks. Alonso missed a good chance to give Chelsea the lead by misplacing his free header at the back post across the face of the goal instead of hitting the target.

Chelsea took the lead through Cesar Azpilicueta in the 40th minute, who smashed his effort into the top right corner through a deflection of Pieters after being set up by Hudson-Odoi on the right flank.

Hudson-Odoi was unlucky not to double Chelsea’s lead after his shot deflected off Pieters onto the post, with Pope completely beaten. The England international was at the heart of Chelsea’s attacks, as the forward’s cut-back fell to Pulisic, who swept the ball inches wide of the far post.

Marcos Alonso, who was frozen out by Lampard since the 3-3 draw against West Brom, marked his return with a stunning volley in the 84th minute to seal the game for Chelsea. The Spaniard chested Pulisic’s cross, and then kneed to set up himself for a spectacular finish into the roof of the net.

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