helsea enjoyed a major second-half turn around at Turf Moor on Saturday to batter Burnley.
Reece James opened the scoring before a Kai Havertz double, with Christian Pulisic adding a fourth after a difficult first-half in which the home side created the better of the chances.
James Robson was at Turf Moor to rate the Chelsea players in the Premier League win….
Edouard Mendy 6
After his Wembley heroics he was so nearly embarrassed when he got his punch totally wrong in the first half – but McNeil couldn’t take advantage. Also saved by Silva’s goal-line clearance.
Trevoh Chalobah 7
One really important interception cut out a McNeil chance – but still needed help from Jorginho after dithering on the ball. Stood up well under pressure.
Thiago Silva 8
Just gets better with age. Another goal-line clearance from him – after his one in the Carabao Cup Final – to deny Weghorst in the first half.
Antonio Rudiger 7
Given a tough time by Lennon in the first half – but still pushed forward to get up in support. More in control after the break.
Reece James 9
That’s what Chelsea have been missing for the past two months. The table could look a lot different right now if he’d not been out with a hamstring injury. One brilliant goal and an assist. Top class.
N’Golo Kante 7
His runs through the middle relieved the pressure on a number of occasions when Burnley pressed hard.
Some good use of the ball, but struggled to find spaces in between Burnley’s defenders – particularly in the first half.
Saul Niguez 6
Another positive performance – even out of position at left wingback. Got into good areas and first half cross to James could have given Chelsea an early lead.
Mason Mount 6
Definitely benefits from James’ return. Hurt Burnley with his penetrating runs inside and use of the ball in the final third.
Kai Havertz 8
After a subdued first half, he came to life after the break. That was helped by better service, but also his movement – particularly when drifting to the far post to head in his first.
Christian Pulisic 7
Saw plenty of the ball, but often shackled. Really good cross to find Havertz’ for Chelsea’s second goal and got on the score-sheet himself.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Kante, 70) 5
Played a wingback after playing at centre back in midweek. Looked as comfortable on the ball as ever.
Mateo Kovacic (James, 70) 5
Just added to Chelsea’s midfield control.
Timo Werner (Mount, 78) 5
Tried to run down tired Burnley legs.
Not used: Kepa, Christensen, Lukaku, Ziyech, Kenedy, Sarr