football
Latest News:

An Outstanding Result

By Gary Watton
October 28 2018

Awkward old Burnley were the first team to defeat Chelsea in the league last year, but happily there was to be no repeat this time. Instead, the team in yellow produced not just a seriously good result, but an equally good performance. It's no exaggeration to state that the visitors could have scored eight, but a return of four goals was beyond most optimistic expectations. Morata, who occasionally impersonates a lethal striker, finished cooly to open the scoring, courtesy of an astute pass from the in-form Barkley. Then it was young Barkley himself who expertly drilled home from twenty yards with his left foot. Willian also chipped in with a beautiful strike of his own. Finally Loftus-Cheek rounded off a brilliant few days for him by scoring from close range in the dying minutes.

This triumph appeared to demolish the myth that Chelsea cannot flourish without the excellent Hazard. It was good to see our two English cubs continue their rich vein of scoring. It was also a continued vindication of our defensive formation, as we kept another clean sheet, in spite of some horrendous flapping at crosses from our expensive young goalkeeper. It's good to climb to second position, hard on the heels of Liverfools. The team remains unbeaten, which is good for morale. They have a few matches at home in the near future, starting with Derby County in a midweek cup fixture. If the goals continue to flow and the defending is sufficiently solid, then this surprisingly good start to the season will just get better and better.

 

Burnley 0 CHELSEA 4; half time: 0-1

Goal scorers: Morata; Barkley; Willian; Loftus-Cheek

CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta; Alonso; Luiz; Rudiger; Barkley; Jorginho; Kante; Willian; Morata; Pedro. Used substitutes: Loftus-Cheek; Giroud; Fabregas

 

LEADING SCORERS:

Hazard eight

Loftus-Cheek four

Morata four

Barkley three

Pedro three

Willian three

View a Printer Friendly version of this Story.

Bookmark or share this story with:

Chelsea FC
Burnley
Chelsea FC (IP Logged)
28/10/2018 12:41
What do you think? You can have your say by posting below.
If you do not already have an account Click here to Register.

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing abuse@sportnetwork.net
 

Chelsea Poll

See results > Submit >>