Chelsea had played well in many games leading up to the Burnley one, with little to show for it. They were due a win, and many goals, and they got them against Vincent Kompany’s side at Turf Moor. There were some standout performances, none more so than England veteran Raheem Sterling’s. Here is how the Pride of London rates the individual performances of Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Robert Sanchez of Chelsea: 7/10
Sanchez played well on the day. He made some important saves and though he nearly made an error when he misjudged the flight of a shot that was made at him later on in the game, he was still able to parry the ball for a corner.
Marc Cucurella: 7/10
Cucurella struggled at the beginning of the game, but he grew into it and turned out to be a very important part of Chelsea’s buildup.
Axel Disasi: 6/10
Disasi was solid. He had to come across to cover for the out-of-position Thiago Silva and Levi Colwill once again, he was ultimately unable to, which resulted in Burnley’s lead. He didn’t really have much to do defending-wise, but he did enough. He won 2/7 duels he contested though, which is poor.
Thiago Silva: 6/10
Silva was caught out again, and it led to another goal Chelsea conceded. It is true that the Blues don’t have an issue keeping shots out of their goal, but it is also true that Silva is responsible for Pochettino’s men conceding more goals than they realistically should have. He won 4/5 duels though, and his passing was impeccable, as per.