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Chelsea 2-0 Burnley: Thomas Tuchel records first win as boss


Cesar Azpilicueta scores the opening goal
Cesar Azpilicueta’s goal was his first for Chelsea since last January

Emphatic finishes from Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso gave Thomas Tuchel his first victory as Chelsea head coach against a below-par Burnley.

Captain Azpilicueta – the longest-serving player in the team – drilled Callum Hudson-Odoi’s lay-off high past Nick Pope just before half-time in the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Azpilicueta’s fellow Spanish defender Alonso added a classy second late on, skilfully controlling a Christian Pulisic cross before lashing a volley over Pope at his near post.

The impressive Hudson-Odoi was unlucky not to score in between with a shot that was deflected on to a post by Burnley defender Erik Pieters.

Chelsea comfortably registered a second successive clean sheet under Tuchel, whose first game was the midweek goalless draw with Wolves, as Burnley did not manage a shot on target.

The only downside for Tuchel was Timo Werner’s failure to score for a 12th league game as Chelsea climbed three places to seventh in the table, while Burnley remain 15th.

More to follow.

Player of the match

Hudson-OdoiCallum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea

  1. Squad number20Player nameHudson-Odoi

  2. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta

  3. Squad number6Player nameThiago Silva

  4. Squad number3Player nameAlonso

  5. Squad number19Player nameMount

  6. Squad number24Player nameJames

  7. Squad number17Player nameKovacic

  8. Squad number10Player namePulisic

  9. Squad number2Player nameRüdiger

  10. Squad number5Player nameJorginho

  11. Squad number16Player nameMendy

  12. Squad number29Player nameHavertz

  13. Squad number11Player nameWerner

  14. Squad number9Player nameAbraham

Burnley

  1. Squad number1Player namePope

  2. Squad number5Player nameTarkowski

  3. Squad number6Player nameMee

  4. Squad number2Player nameLowton

  5. Squad number18Player nameWestwood

  6. Squad number46Player nameMumbongo

  7. Squad number4Player nameCork

  8. Squad number11Player nameMcNeil

  9. Squad number23Player namePieters

  10. Squad number12Player nameBrady

  11. Squad number19Player nameRodriguez

  12. Squad number27Player nameVydra

  13. Squad number9Player nameWood

  14. Squad number7Player nameGudmundsson

Line-ups

Chelsea

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 20Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forJamesat 73′minutes
  • 5Jorginho
  • 17Kovacic
  • 3Alonso
  • 19MountSubstituted forHavertzat 80′minutes
  • 11Werner
  • 9AbrahamSubstituted forPulisicat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 4Christensen
  • 7Kanté
  • 10Pulisic
  • 15Zouma
  • 18Giroud
  • 21Chilwell
  • 24James
  • 29Havertz

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 23Pieters
  • 12BradySubstituted forMumbongoat 76′minutes
  • 18WestwoodBooked at 60mins
  • 4Cork
  • 11McNeil
  • 27VydraSubstituted forRodriguezat 57′minutes
  • 9WoodSubstituted forGudmundssonat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gudmundsson
  • 15Peacock-Farrell
  • 16Stephens
  • 19Rodriguez
  • 26Bardsley
  • 28Long
  • 34Dunne
  • 41Benson
  • 46Mumbongo

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