Chelsea made it four consecutive away league wins at Turf Moor, as they beat Burnley 4-2 on Saturday evening.
Burnley were hoping to continue their decent form, with just one defeat in their last five games in a strong run of results. However, Chelsea had other ideas as they made it seven successive wins in all competitions.
The Blues who broke the deadlock after 21 minutes, thanks to Christian Pulisic's first Chelsea goal. After snatching the ball on the halfway line, Pulisic attacked the Burnley defence and guided his shot into the bottom corner to finally open his Blues account...something which has been a while coming.
CHRISTIANNNNN FIRST CHELSEA GOAL COME ONNNN— Nischal (@NischalCFC) October 26, 2019
PULISICCCCCCCCCC WHAT A GOAL 1-0— Shayan (@FinallyChels) October 26, 2019
Chelsea's defence was called into action soon after, as Kepa Arrizabalaga was forced into an excellent save. Erik Pieters hit it first time, as Arrizabalaga had to react quickly to push his effort away after it took a number of deflections on its way towards goal.
Kepa Arrizabalaga take a bow!— EiF (@EiFSoccer) October 26, 2019
What an incredible save that is, off a powerful deflected shot when he was already on his knees diving the other way.
Wow what a save from Arrizabalaga 👍🏽— Balogun James G. (@james_candour) October 26, 2019
Moments later, Burnley thought they had equalised. A free-kick was floated into the box, but Ashley Barnes couldn't divert Ben Mee's cushioned header into the gaping goal, bundling it wide of the post as the Clarets were in disbelief as to how they hadn't levelled it up.
30' Almost! Mee finds space at the far-post from a free-kick, which is delivered to the opposite end of the goal to Barnes, who just cant quite get there. 0-1— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) October 26, 2019
Barnes just can’t score today— RF9 🇧🇷 (@BrazilianBobby9) October 26, 2019
Christian Pulisic netted his second of the afternoon right at the end of the second half, putting Chelsea in cruise control. It was another fantastic run from the halfway line into the box, as he struck it into the bottom corner with the help of a slight deflection to make it 2-0.
PULIIIII— Cameron (@CamzUTC) October 26, 2019
PULISIC AT THE DOUBLE!!! GET IN!!! 😍— Super Frank Era (@SuperFrankEra) October 26, 2019
Pulisic comes in a bangs in a couple. This Lampard fella appears to know what he’s doing.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 26, 2019
Pulisic my boy I knew it 😍💙— Jae (@CFCJae_) October 26, 2019
Captain America wrapped up his (perfect) hat-trick after the restart, his first for Chelsea and in his career. Mason Mount whipped the ball into the box, and the American powered his header home to cap off a memorable afternoon at Turf Moor.
Left Foot, Right Foot, Header— CFCDaily (@CFCDaily) October 26, 2019
Perfect Hat Trick
He's here - our successor to Eden Hazard's throne!— Super Frank (@cheekyasloftus) October 26, 2019
PULI HATTY OMDSSSSS— George (@VintageDidier) October 26, 2019
Burnley were being torn apart by this point and, moments after they conceded their third, came the fourth. Tammy Abraham played it through to Willian, who had it all to do before firing hard and low into Nick Pope's bottom corner to wrap up the win for Chelsea.
Willian!! 4-0!!!— Elias-Romeu (@EliasAiteQuakri) October 26, 2019
And then Willian with the 4th 😁😁😁— Duke Smiley (@a_witt4) October 26, 2019
Jay Rodriguez got a just consolation for Burnley with four minutes to play, as his stunning strike flew into the top corner.
We’re gonna win 5-4— mpdinho💧🤟 (@BrillBillyKnott) October 26, 2019
Jay Rodriguez's goal >>>>>Pulisic's hat-trick 😍— Kelewele Joint 😋 (@Ankamagyimi) October 26, 2019
What a hit son🚀 Jay Rodriguez with the goal of the season— Mazin (@Abdouh06894490) October 26, 2019
Dwight McNeil added another goal for the hosts from long range soon after, but it was too little too late as Chelsea secured their seventh consecutive win in all competitions.
Like the look of Dwight McNeil. Confident on the ball. Looks capable of moving up a level— Kev Brown (@TheKevBrown) October 26, 2019
Still despite the late fight-back, it was all about Chelsea and one man. To quote Chelsea's US Twitter account...ajdjsjeedjwerieifjejdisjejrjdjwHAT TRICK CHRISTIAN PULISICsjdjrjeiejrjdjdj