Sadly Werner, who also scored in the Champions League, could not get on the end of a lovely cross from Chilwell as Chelsea went in search of a second goal before half-time. Abraham with a great ball out wide initiated that attack. The German’s chance would come after the break.
In the final five minutes before the interval, there were a couple of loose moments from the Blues as we defended. Those created danger but it was Chelsea who ended the first 45 minutes on the front foot when James had the chance to seek out Werner with an early cross, but Kevin Long’s block in front of goal prevented a tap-in for the no.11.
Acceleration after the interval
Burnley changed their shape and brought on Jay Rodriguez at half-time but it did them little good.
Mount from a free-kick and Chilwell in open play both hit shots on target but too close to Pope early in the second half, but the move for the defender’s chance, which involved great skill from Havertz and Ziyech, promised much for the rest of the game.
There was one shot that went close to the Chelsea goal from Barnes after Havertz had misplaced a pass, but the midfielder atoned when he won the ball high up the other end of the pitch to create a chance for Ziyech to go for goal. It led to the corner that resulted in goal number two.
Taken expertly by Mount and met by Zouma’s head, Pope had no chance of keeping the ball out. There were 63 minutes played.
Goal number three followed quickly when the Blues ruthlessly exploited Burnley giving the ball away. James intercepted, Ziyech moved the ball forward silkily and Werner’s finish was clinical.