Chelsea vs Burnley: Thiago Silva gets 7 in the Player ratings

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Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge by Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.

With Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner still on the sidelines due to injury, Kai Havertz started the game as the striker yet again for Chelsea. Havertz scored to put Chelsea ahead in the clash just past the half-hour mark.

With this, Chelsea seemed in control of the tie and Edouard Mendy didn’t really had much to do in the whole game. But in the 79th minute, Burnley drew level totally against the run of play with a header from Matej Vydra. This header is the first goal Chelsea have conceded from open play in this Premier League term.

Above all, the clash ended up as a 1-1 draw. However, Chelsea still sits on top of the Premier League but dropped two valuable points at home. Chelsea are on 26 points from 11 games. Thus, the European Champions are three points ahead of Manchester City, who beat their rivals Manchester United 2-0 on Saturday.

After the game Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said:

“Of course I’m disappointed. If we played this game 100 times, we’d win 99 times. Today we didn’t win it. The second goal would have decided it. It’s always possible you miss one ball, one cross, and this can happen,”

Chelsea player ratings vs Burnley

Chelsea Burnley, Six Sports

Edouard Mendy: 6

Mendy did not really had much to do in the first half, except for making one save from a Cornet shot. Mendy could not have done much about the goal conceded as the defence was caught lacking.

Reece James: 8

Reece James is in the form of his life. James provided the beautiful cross for Kai Havertz’s goal. While he should have had another assist but Thiago Silva’s header hit the post.

Thiago Silva: 7

Thiago Silva had yet another solid game at the back for Chelsea. The veteran defender looked very comfortable against the Burnley attack. While he nearly scored as well but saw his header hit the post instead of going into the goal.

Antonio Rudiger: 6

Antonio Rudiger had little to nothing to do in the whole game. Dominate the Burnley attack for the majority of the game. However, he is to be blamed for the late equalizer as he didn’t track Vydra’s run.

Andreas Christensen: 6

Christensen had a great chance to put Chelsea upfront in the 6th minute but glanced his header wide. The centre-half did however lose track of his man Jay Rodriguez who eventually ended up assisting the late equalizer.

Ben Chilwell: 7

Just like Reece James, Ben Chilwell has also been on good goal scoring and assist run. He was full of energy and running in the first half and was a constant threat down the left flank for Chelsea.

Jorginho: 7

Controlled the game in the middle of the park for Chelsea. He kept things ticking for Chelsea as well as making a number of key interceptions.

N’Golo Kante: 7

Kante was full of energy in the first half and secondly helped in linking up the play from defence to the attack. He was replaced by Mason Mount late on in the second half.

Ross Barkley: 7

Ross Barkley looked sharp in the midfield for Chelsea. Above all, he constantly demanded the ball from his Chelsea teammates and had a decent game overall.

Callum Hudson-Odoi: 7

Callum showed plenty of energy and promise in the first half. But could not get the better of the Burnley defence. While he didn’t have much of an impact in the second half.

Kai Havertz: 7

Havertz scored a brilliant header to give Chelsea the lead in the first half and should have scored another goal in the second period, but he fired over a shot from close range. Thus, this gave a chance to Burnley to comeback and eventually, the match ended as a draw with Chelsea dropping 2 crucial points.

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