Édouard Mendy – 7
The Senegalese keeper had no real action to deal with as our defenders did their job with due diligence and kept Burnley at bay for the majority of the afternoon. Mendy did have 1 important event early in the first half when a long diagonal ball found the path of Ashley Barnes. Mendy made sure to put his long frame present to put off the Burnley attacker.
Reece James – 7
After Azpilicueta was given the afternoon off, Reece managed to fulfill the right-back position with triumph and grace. Reece won 4 of his 5 duels and displayed the strength of a veteran when going against the Burnley attackers. He was constantly trying to service our front line with his beautiful delivery and capped the night with 4 long balls and a 86% pass success rate.
Thiago Silva – 8
Our Brazilian center-back finally got his fateful matchup against a brute Burnley side and was able match their intensity and physicality with expertise. Thiago did the dirty work and put his body on the line whenever there was key challenge needed. Silva read the danger area well and made sure to keep our backline in check. There was a worrying last tackle collision in stoppage time after picking up a possible dead leg. We as fans can only hope it wasn’t anything serious.
Kurt Zouma – 8
Kurt once again leaped and sprung in the air to give Chelsea a much needed 2nd goal cushion in the 63rd minute from a corner reminding us of the JT and Cahill days. Zouma’s only cheeky blunder he sustained was early in the first half where he misread a diagonal ball that gave Ashley Barnes an opportunity at goal.
Ben Chilwell – 7
Chilly was a key catalyst in our attack and was repeatedly bombing forward on the left wing channels to support Chelsea offensively. He tallied as follows: 9 accurate long balls, 6 recoveries, 3 crosses, and 4 duels won.
N’golo Kanté – 8
Worried about starting as the deepest, N’golo crushed any doubts with a sublime performance against a strong Burnley midfield. The French world cup winner was feisty and resilient in his tackles and disrupted many of Burnley’s build up attack with his unbelievable tenacity. Kanté was the most accurate passer possessing a 95% pass rate to play 45 minutes or more. An all around beauty from the Frenchman.
Kai Havertz – 7
The talented German floated and glided throughout the pitch with ease and finesse giving Chelsea much needed mobility in midfield. He, alongside Mount, operated as attacking 8s and helped Chelsea be much more efficient in the final third with their dribbling ability. Kai did give away some sloppy balls but was able to balance out his afternoon with outstanding dribbling and great positional awareness. He finished the night with most completed dribbles of the Chelsea squad (3/3 dribbles).
Mason Mount – 8
Our most critiqued player, managed to shut the haters with an exceptional all around performance as he was voted FotMob’s MOTM. Mason created the most chances (4) in the match and 3 key passes along with a wonderful assist from a corner. Mount looked much more comfortable and composed from deep and showed why he’s an integral part of this team.
Hakim Ziyech – 9
The magician from Amsterdam did wonders this afternoon recording 2 goals in his first 2 starts since Diego Costa in 2014. Hakim opened up the scoring with a amazing 1-2 with Tammy Abraham and catching Nick Pope out of position. The Moroccan creator made sure to get on the ball whenever he could and help Chelsea in their build up phase. Right before he was subbed off, Ziyech laid a pitch-perfect pass to Werner for Chelsea’s third goal.
Timo Werner – 8
After an unfortunate pre-match warm up injury to Christian Pulisic, Werner returned to the starting eleven. Werner was supposed to get the night off but took his late inclusion with great poise. Timo mainly roamed around the left-handed side of our attack as he was able to link up with several Chelsea attackers to create devastating opportunities. Werner got his well-deserved goal in the 70th minute from a well-precised through ball by Hakim Ziyech.
Tammy Abraham – 7
Following a wonderful cameo in the Champions League in the midweek, Abraham once again was placed in the eleven. Tammy was a huge factor for our creativeness as he was the benefactor for Ziyech’s opening goal in the first half. A strong performance from the young English striker.
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 6
Our young dynamic graduate came on for Ziyech in the 73rd minute. Callum only possessed 10 touches but did not a put a foot wrong whenever he did get the ball passing wise. His only downfall was his aggressiveness which costed him 5 lost duels.
Olivier Giroud – 6
The French talisman finally got some Chelsea minutes under his belt and instantly made his impact on the pitch by almost notching a goal early in the 80th minute but was evidently ruled offside. He linked well with Chelsea’s midfield and posed an additional threat in Chelsea’s already dangerous front line.
Jorginho – N/A
Jorginho was substituted in the 86th minute for Kai Havertz and did not get much action to really get an efficient rating but immediately helped his teammates get in better positions. His vocal communication was glaring as he made sure Chelsea’s backline was moved up whenever the Blues pushed up the field.