Player Ratings

Chelsea 2-0 Burnley Player Ratings: Azpilicueta & Thiago Silva lead Tuchel's lean machine

Thomas Tuchel celebrated his first win since replacing Frank Lampard and claimed another clean sheet

2:55pm on Sunday 31st January 2021
Carlo Garganese

Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso grabbed the goals as Thomas Tuchel won his first game as Chelsea manager with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as head coach earlier this week and began his reign with a 0-0 draw with Wolves on Wednesday.

Chelsea v Burnley: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

So which players stood out most in Chelsea's win over Sean Dyche's team?


Cesar Azpilicueta: 8.4

The Chelsea captain led by example by scoring the first goal of Tuchel's reign with a ferocious finish.

A free-flowing Chelsea move involving Jorginho, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi ended with Azpilicueta thumping the ball past Nick Pope.

The Spaniard seems to be enjoying playing in a back-three again, having excelled in the system under previous manager Antonio Conte. That's now two straight clean sheets for Chelsea under Tuchel.


Tammy Abraham: 5.4

The young English striker was handed his chance from the start against Burnley, having been a substitute to Olivier Giroud against Wolves.

However, he failed to grasp his opportunity and was taken off at half-time by Tuchel after a disappointing first-half performance.

He had no shots, no dribbles, no chances created and only five attempted passes as he simply failed to get into the game.


Thiago Silva: 8.5

The veteran Brazilian has been one of the few successes from Chelsea's €250 million splurge last summer - and he didn't cost a dime in transfer fees!

Thiago Silva put in a flawless performance at Stamford Bridge as Burnley didn't register an attempt of any kind until injury time.

He made a match-high 15 recoveries and four interceptions as he demonstrated that he is still one of the best readers of the game.

Chelsea v Burnley: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

Latest news


La Liga Table: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid drop points

Real Madrid dropped points for only the second time this season as they drew 0-0 against Villarreal

  • 13 hours
Premier League

Premier League Table: Liverpool stay top despite entertaining draw at Brentford

Liverpool took part in one of the best games of the season so far as the Reds drew 3-3 away at Brentford

  • 16 hours
Predicted XI

Tierney still out? How Arsenal and Tottenham could line up in North London derby

Both London clubs should be able to call upon relatively full-strength squads for Sunday's Premier League derby

  • 1 day
Predicted XI

Ansu to return? - How Barcelona could line up against Levante

Barcelona have drawn their two previous matches in La Liga, but there could be some good news with the return of Ansu Fati after inury.

  • 1 day
Predicted XI

No Messi - How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Montpellier

Lionel Messi is currently suffering from a bruise on the bone and could be saved for the Champions League

  • 2 days
Predicted XI

How Real Madrid could line up against Villarreal in La Liga

Real Madrid are currently in sensational form but face a tough test when they welcome Villarreal to the Spanish capital

  • 2 days

Most read