Chelsea eased past Burnley with a comfortable 3-0 win at Turf Moor. Here’s how we rated the Blues players.
Edouard Mendy: 6
Fortunate when Ashley Barnes lobbed over the onrushing keeper and the crossbar in the third minute. That aside, Mendy was a virtual spectator for much of the game.
Reece James: 8
The England man was excellent in both attack and defence with his fine cross setting up Hakim Ziyech’s first Premier League goal and his timely interception and pass leading to the third, scored by Timo Werner.
Ben Chilwell: 8
Posed a great attacking threat in a strong performance from the £60m man. Should have been awarded a penalty in the first half when he was clearly pushed in the back by Josh Brownhill as he attacked a James cross inside the six-yard box.
Thiago Silva: 7
Posed little threat by the toothless Burnley attack, the veteran Brazilian looked cool and composed at the heart of the defence.
Kurt Zouma: 8
His powerful header for his third goal of the season put Chelsea 2-0 up and he was comfortable alongside Silva as Chelsea chalked up a third successive clean sheet in the league.
Mason Mount: 7
Neat and tidy on the ball and kept possession well. Mount’s fine corner found the head of Zouma to double Chelsea’s lead.
Kai Havertz: 7
The German was full of running and a constant threat to the Burnley defence as Chelsea’s movement and passing kept the hosts on the back foot.
N’Golo Kante: 7
A typically hard-working display from the Frenchman who pressed and harried the Burnley midfield throughout the game.
Hakim Ziyech: 9
The Moroccan winger was superb on his first Premier League start. Opened the scoring from the edge of the box and then set up Werner with perfectly-weighted pass to create the third goal before being substituted 17 minutes from time with the game won.
Tammy Abraham: 7
A relatively quiet game from the big striker who did well to set up the opening goal with a perfectly-cushioned header into the path of Ziyech.
Timo Werner: 8
A late inclusion after Christian Pulisic injured himself in the warm-up, the German, who was a threat throughout, killed off the game 20 minutes from time with a ruthless finish.
Callum Hudson-Odoi: 6
Came on for Ziyech with the game already over and did nothing wrong in the 17 minutes he had on the field.
Olivier Giroud 6
Had the ball in the net with virtually his first touch after replacing Abraham only to be denied by a close offside call late in the game.