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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

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