Burnley 1-4 Chelsea: Blues come from behind at Turf Moor with super second-half performance

Chelsea went into this clash with renewed hope of finally starting a positive run of form, after two quickfire goals gave them three points against Fulham on Monday. Mauricio Pochettino would put his faith in Armando Broja once more, with Raheem Sterling making his way back into the starting lineup. Burnley also won last time out, picking up their first win in the Premier League under Vincent Kompany.

BUR: Trafford, da Silva, Al Dakhil, Delcroix, Taylor, Berge, Cullen, Brownhill, Odobert, Foster, Trésor 

CHE: Sánchez, Cucurella, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Colwill, Gallagher, Caicedo, Fernández, Palmer, Broja, Sterling 

The visitors started on the front foot at Turf Moor with the first chance coming after nine minutes when Cole Palmer swivelled on the half turn outside the 18-yard box, firing just over the crossbar. Raheem Sterling would squander an opportunity moments later, cutting inside from the left flank before curling an effort past the post.

But from the ensuing goal kick, Burnley would strike gold through Wilson Odobert in the 15th minute. A well-worked piece of possession play cut through the Chelsea backline with ease, with Lyle Foster teeing up Odobert who smashed a successful strike past the visiting shotstopper.

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The goalscorer would continue his magnificent start to the game as he played a ball towards the back post, with Mike Trésor beating Levi Colwill to the chance – but his mis-hit effort failed to threaten the goalkeeper.

But Chelsea were able to restore parity before the break as Raheem Sterling took on the Burnley defence himself, driving down the touchline before hitting a low cross into the danger area. Flicking off the knee of Ameen Al-Dakhil, the ball looped over James Trafford to ensure there was nothing separating the two sides at the interval.

Sterling was quick to cause more trouble in the second half as he darted past Vitinho, with the Burnley star conceding a penalty after committing a foul in the area. Despite Trafford’s best efforts to distract Cole Palmer, the ex-Manchester City youngster slotted home from twelve yards for his first goal in Chelsea colours.

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After an impressive performance, Sterling would be rewarded with a goal of his own – as Moises Caicedo did well to get a foot in and regain possession for Chelsea. Conor Gallagher sparked the real chance though, playing the England star through on goal for a finish with his weaker left foot.

But still, Sterling wasn’t done as he continued to terrorise the Burnley defence – taking on Dara O’Shea before crossing for Palmer on the opposite flank. Selflessly, he squared for Nicolas Jackson – with the Senegalese international working the ball onto his left foot before placing an effort past Trafford.

Chelsea will welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge after the international break, while Burnley travel to Brentford.