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Victory denied for Burnley, as Chelsea secure a 2-0 home win

Technical card:
Chelsea: Marcos Alonso, Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Mason Mount (Kai Havertz, min.80), Timo Werner, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi (Reece James, min.73), Jorginho, Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham (Christian Pulisic, min.46)
Burnley: Nick Pope, Matthew Lowton, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Erik Pieters, Robbie Brady (Joel Mumbongo, min.76), Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil, Chris Wood (Johann Gudmundsson, min.62) and Matej Vydra (Jay Rodriguez, min.57)
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Goals: Cesar Azpilicueta (1-0, min. 40) and Marcos Alonso (2-0, min. 84)

Chelsea eased past Burnley in a 2-0 victory on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea wanted to improve their league standing following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in their previous game. Burnley were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Aston Villa and Liverpool. As the table looks today, Chelsea are in 7th place on the table and has 33 points while Burnley sit in 16th with 22 points after 21 matches.

Chelsea started well with, beginning with a goal from Cesar Azpilicueta just before half-time

Chelsea continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, following Marcos Alonso opening the scoring in minute 84, which sealed the victory for Chelsea.

Both teams used all their substitutes. For Chelsea, Christian Pulisic, Reece James and Kai Havertz came on for Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount, while Burnley brought on Jay Rodriguez, Johann Gudmundsson and Joel Mumbongo to replace Matej Vydra, Chris Wood and Robbie Brady.

The referee booked one player from Burnley, Ashley Westwood.

Chelsea will next travel to Tottenham Hotspur, while Burnley will face Manchester City at home.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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