Chelsea remain unbeaten, thrash Burnley

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  • Chelsea 14 games unbeaten 
  • Barkley with a goal, assist
  • Burnley without a win in three games
  • Chelsea eased to a 4-0 victory away at Burnley on Sunday, with Maurizio Sarri yet to taste defeat as Chelsea’s manager.

    Alvaro Morata gave Chelsea the lead after a fine pass from Ross Barkley, and Barkley made it 2-0 in the second half before Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek finished Burnley off.

    With the win Chelsea move on to 24 points for the season, while Sean Dyche‘s Burnley stay on eight points.

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    Chelsea went close to taking the lead early on as Alvaro Morata redirected a header on goal but Joe Hart made a wonderful reaction save to keep him out. At the other end a high ball into the box caused Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa problems as Burnley’s Robbie Brady dragged a shot just wide of the post.

    Chelsea continued to pour forward as Morata linked up well with Willian but the Brazilian curled a shot off the far post, but moments later Chelsea took the lead.

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    Ross Barkley played in Morata who finished low past Hart to give Chelsea a deserved 1-0 advantage. Pedro was forced off with an injury before the break with Loftus-Cheek coming on in his place.

    Morata had two more decent chances but first put a tame effort wide and then Hart denied his powerful volley after a lovely ball over the top from Jorginho. And right on half time Morata went down easily in the box and was booked for simulation as Burnley’s players surrounded him angrily.

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    In the second half Chelsea continued to pour forward as Willian crossed but Morata nodded just wide. Then Barkley made it 2-0 as he surged forward and drilled home a low shot to cap off a fine individual display.

    Willian made it 3-0 with a lovely run and low finish into the far corner as the Blues ran riot.

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    Olivier Giroud flashed an effort just wide of the far post and then forced Hart to tip his header onto the bar after coming on as a sub.

    Loftus-Cheek swept home a fourth in stoppage time for Chelsea to cap a fine week for the academy graduate, as Burnley were grateful to hear the final whistle.