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Sport Chelsea looked like genuine title contenders as they won at Burnley

03:10  02 november  2020
03:10  02 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Chelsea managed a convincing 3-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor as Frank Lampard looks to put a run together. After a slippy start to the season, the Blues are looking to put together a stretch of form to propel them towards a potential Premier League title challenge.

Chelsea made short work of Burnley at Turf Moor, while Wycombe registered their first ever win in the Championship. David Wheeler scored the goal that consigned Sheffield Wednesday to defeat. At Loftus Road, QPR have bagged what looks like to be a very late winner against Cardiff City.

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Perhaps Boris Johnson pushed back his Saturday press conference from its original 4pm start because he'd paid the £14.95 to watch Chelsea. A wise decision from the PM if so.

For anyone who tuned in saw a performance of genuine Premier League title contenders on a cold October afternoon in Burnley, with the pieces falling into place for Frank Lampard.

All six of Lampard's summer signings —Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy — started and excelled at Turf Moor.

There was another Mendy clean sheet, his fifth in succession. Another Ziyech goal, after scoring on his full debut in the Champions League in midweek.

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Chelsea ’s biggest win at Burnley : 4-0 in 2018/19. Last season’s corresponding match. BURNLEY 2 CHELSEA 4 Premier League, Turf Moor, 26.10.19, 5.30pm. Burnley are looking for their first Premier League win of the season. They have lost their last three at Turf Moor.

Chelsea were winning the game 1-0 but started to come under a bit of pressure and failed to really create any further chances to score more goals. Lampard put Kante in the holding midfield role and it worked an absolute treat with Chelsea looking like a totally different team. They went on to score

The midfield balance was there, with N'Golo Kante flanked by Havertz and Mason Mount. It was reminiscent of Fernandinho as the holder behind David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne for Manchester City.

There was real fluidity to Lampard's 4-3-3 set-up. The touch maps of his players show they weren't restricted to a single area of the pitch, but rather encouraged to roam.

'They're giving me nice feelings and ideas as we move forward,' said Lampard, whose only complaint was that he lost Christian Pulisic to a hamstring injury in the warm-up.

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'I keep saying we haven't trained a lot — we're playing games to improve. When you miss pre-season, you're looking at those tweaks in formation at the start of the season.

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Chelsea defeated Burnley 3-0 in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon to send a message to their Premier League rivals. Hakim Ziyech scored one and set another up on his full Premier League debut as Chelsea blew struggling Burnley away 3-0 at Turf Moor.

' Chelsea laid down title marker with demolition of Everton'. Chelsea have been the best performers in the Premier League this season and are genuine title contenders , according to the Sunday Supplement panel. "The team looks like a machine, as it did when Mourinho first arrived at the club.

'Now we are playing slightly different in the last couple of games and there have been a lot of positives, but that doesn't mean we can't change back. Sometimes it takes that process of tweaks in formation to see the best way forward. When you see performances like that, it gives you a nice feeling.'

Mount and Ziyech were highlighted for praise on Match of the Day and rightly so, while Havertz is a useful player to have, too. He can play on the wing, as a No 10, or a No 8 as he did here. That versatility is partly why Chelsea were prepared to pay Bayer Leverkusen's £71million asking price.

'A real plus,' said Lampard, who will now turn his attention to Rennes in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

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For Burnley, this was their fifth defeat of the season.

Sean Dyche emerged for his post-match press conference complaining about a penalty which was not given, when Ashley Barnes collided with Mendy at 0-0.

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Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season as Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley and Willian scored in a 4-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday. The former Napoli man has wasted little time in stamping his style on the Blues, who look like genuine title contenders .

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'Honestly, the penalty thing, now in the Premier League, I don't know, I'm confused what is and what isn't,' Dyche said. 'I don't know how that's not a penalty.

'I've talked to the powers that be about it. They assure me we get treated the same as everyone else. If you look at the stats, it's impossible that we get treated the same.'

Conspiracy theories aside, Burnley are in trouble. They are all over the place on the pitch, while there is talk of Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy taking over the club, too.

Really, it is unlikely Johnson made time to watch Chelsea on Saturday. But those Blues supporters who did can have no regrets. This was a sign of things to come, and the title race is there to be joined.

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