The match saw an early lead for Burnley thanks to a 15th-minute goal from Wilson Odobert. However, Chelsea swiftly turned the tide with an unfortunate own goal by Ameen Al Dakhil in the 42nd minute and a penalty converted by Cole Palmer in the 50th minute. Chelsea extended their lead with goals from Raheem Sterling in the 65th minute and substitute Nicolas Jackson in the 74th minute.
This loss marked Burnley’s sixth defeat of the season (1 win, 1 draw, 6 losses), leaving them struggling at the bottom of the Premier League table. On the other hand, Chelsea, coming off a 2-0 win against Fulham, secured back-to-back victories for the first time this season, accumulating 11 points (3 wins, 2 draws, 3 losses) and firmly positioning themselves in the mid-table.
Looking ahead, Burnley will be facing Brentford in an away match on October 21, 2023, while Chelsea is set to host Arsenal on the same day.
The opening goal for Burnley came from a swift attacking move on the right flank. Lyle Foster, after receiving a through-ball from the wing, drove the ball towards the center. Despite pressure from Thiago Silva, Foster managed to deliver a pass to Odobert. Odobert then outfoxed Marc Cucurell and found the back of the net with a left-footed shot, marking Burnley’s first shot of the game, which turned into a goal.
Chelsea leveled the score with an own goal by Al Dakhil. The own goal occurred when Al Dakhil deflected Sterling’s cross from the left-wing into his own net.
In the early moments of the second half, Chelsea regained the lead with a penalty. The penalty was awarded after Vitinho was deemed to have fouled Sterling inside the penalty area. Palmer stepped up as the executioner and fulfilled his duties admirably, scoring his first goal for Chelsea.
After playing a crucial role in Chelsea’s first two goals, Sterling finally got his name on the scoresheet. Receiving a through-ball from Conor Gallagher, Sterling overcame goalkeeper James Trafford to give Chelsea a 3-1 lead.
Substitute Nicolas Jackson, who had replaced Armando Broja at the beginning of the second half, added to Burnley’s misery. Sterling accelerated on the left wing, then delivered the ball to Palmer on the right side. Palmer rolled the ball to Jackson, who was positioned in front of the goal. Jackson outmaneuvered one Burnley player before scoring, further extending Chelsea’s lead to 4-1.
In terms of statistics, Chelsea dominated the match with 63% possession compared to Burnley’s 37%. Chelsea also outperformed Burnley in passes (654 to 381) and pass accuracy (91% to 84%). Both teams had a fair share of fouls, with Burnley committing 11 and Chelsea 9. Chelsea received more yellow cards (4) than Burnley (2), but there were no red cards shown. Chelsea also led in shots (9 to 10) and shots on target (5 to 3), ultimately securing a convincing 4-1 victory.
This impressive win has Chelsea fans hoping for a successful Premier League campaign as they continue to climb the ranks in the league standings.