As it happened: Burnley 0-3 Chelsea (Premier League)
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18:10a month ago

FULL TIME: Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

That is all from me, thank you for joining me this afternoon, it's been fun!

The game wasn't brilliant in the first half, all one way traffic from the Blues and it seemed Frank Lampard had his team set up to blow Burnley aside. 

The second half was better as Burnley came out fighting, largely in part to a change in tactics from Sean Dyche. 

But after Kurt Zouma's header hit the net, The Clarets looked drained and Chelsea took control. 

Is it time to worry about Burnley for this season? It is still slightly early to say, but one point from six games is not an amazing return. They face Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday, in an early six pointer.

Chelsea are back into the top four, even if only momentarily. It has been a good week for them, and will need this form to continue. 

They face Rennes in the Champions League on Wednesday and Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. 

Thank you for joining me, stay with VAVEL for Liverpool vs West Ham United. 

Happy Halloween, and goodnight!

18:02a month ago

FULL TIME: Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

Burnley are in trouble. They are yet to pick up a win this season, and don't look like getting one soon. 

They had five shots today, not finding the target once. 

The Clarets had a period before the second goal where they saw a lot of the ball and did have a couple of half chances on Mendy's goal. 

Not a happy eighth anniversary for Sean Dyche. 

17:55a month ago

FULL TIME: Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

Chelsea seemed to have settled down after conceding a number of goals and strolled to the victory today. 

Defensively, they were solid, and the attacking players are starting to gel together. 

Hakim Ziyech was fantastic today, as was Timo Werner. 

Exciting times ahead for Chelsea.

17:51a month ago

FULL TIME: Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

90+2. There goes the final whistle. A complete performance by Chelsea, who go fourth for the time being. 
17:49a month ago

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

90. Two minutes of added time.
17:48a month ago

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

87. Chelsea are the ones who should be out on their feet, yet it is Burnley who seem to be struggling with fitness. 

The difference in depth in the two squads is eye-opening, and it is definitely where Burnley come unstuck. 

17:46a month ago

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

85. Substitution for Chelsea

Kai Havertz makes way for Jorginho

17:43a month ago

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

84. Werner was released down the left once again, and his cross was claimed by Pope. Thankfully so for the Clarets as Havertz was sliding in in the middle of the goal. 
17:41a month ago

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

82. Burnley get a free kick after a foul on McNeil. The usually reliable Ashley Westwood overhits his free kick. Sums up a dismal afternoon at Turf Moor.
17:39a month ago


80. Giroud makes his run a fraction too early and his neat finish is chalked off.
17:38a month ago


OR IS IT? We go to VAR
17:36a month ago

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

77. Substitution for Chelsea. Olivier Giroud is on for Tammy Abraham.
17:35a month ago

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

75. Reece James fires over.
17:34a month ago

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

75. What a full Premier League debut for Ziyech today. He has looked head and shoulders above the rest of the midfielders on show today. 

What an acquisition for Chelsea!

17:33a month ago

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

73. Substitutions for both sides. 

Robbie Brady comes on for Ashley Barnes.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is on for Hakim Ziyech

17:31a month ago

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

72. The Clarets were coming back into the game before the second goal but after Zouma's header, they looked empty. 

What a counter attacking goal by Chelsea, they have been very good for their money. And that was a lot of money, remember.

17:30a month ago


GAME, SET AND MATCH!! Reece James intercepts the ball on the halfway line, gives the ball to Ziyech who expertly slides the ball through to Timo Werner who curls it past Nick Pope. 

Three points wrapped up for Chelsea.

17:27a month ago

Burnley 0-2 Chelsea

68. Reece James teases another delightful cross into the box, but Abraham can't get anywhere near it. 

James and Ben Chilwell have been excellent in wide positions today.

17:26a month ago

Burnley 0-2 Chelsea

66. All of a sudden, the stuffing has been knocked out of Burnley and the visitors have all the ball once again. 

Werner overhits his touch and Long slides it out of play

17:25a month ago

Burnley 0-2 Chelsea

65. For all of the ball that Burnley have had, they haven't been able to create anything to show for it. 

A third of the season for Zouma, who didn't know all too much about his header. The ball Frenchman jumped to win it, but it just hit him in the face and flew into the top corner. 

17:23a month ago


CHELSEA DOUBLE THEIR LEAD!! Kurt Zouma rises highest to head home a Mason Mount corner. Game over? Potentially so.
17:20a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

60. Hour played. Still 1-0.
17:18a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

59. Burnley have a free kick and cause some problems, and it ends with Tarkowski firing over the top.

Chelsea need to make some changes or else the Clarets will get back into this. 

17:16a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

57. Burnley are seeing a lot more of the ball in the second half, and seem a lot more compact. 

Barnes turns about 25 yards out and flashes an effort just past the post, with Mendy scrambling. Better from the home team.

17:11a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

52. Mount strikes an effort into the hands of Pope. End to end start to this second half.
17:08a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

50. A change of formation for the Clarets. 

Rodriguez, McNeil and Barnes now behind Wood.

In the mean time, Long gives away a free kick on Werner, and gets booked for his trouble. Dangerous position.

17:06a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

46. Burnley have made a change. Stephens is off, Rodriguez is on. I am not going to say I am a psychic, but...

Must be something in the air today

17:04a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

46. Back underway
17:01a month ago

Half time: Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

It wasn't the most exciting opening 45 minutes, but Chelsea are good value for their lead. 

Chelsea have been very solid, and haven't allowed Burnley to play. 

The midfield has been very dominant, and Dale Stephens has struggled to make an impact. 

You would say Dyche needs to make changes, but there isn't too many options on his bench to turn to.

Expect to see Rodriguez potentially soon. 

16:58a month ago

Good omen for Ziyech

16:51a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea: HALF TIME

Half Time at Turf Moor and a Hakim Ziyech strike from the edge of the box in the 27th minute has Chelsea in the lead. 
16:48a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

45. One minute of added time to be played at the end of the first half. 
16:45a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

42. Taylor wins a corner off of James. It comes out to Brownhill who delivers, but Silva is fouled and the pressure is released. 
16:43a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

40. Five minutes until half time at Turf Moor. Chelsea lead 1-0.
16:40a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

37. Taylor puts another delightful cross behind, this time from Chilwell. Yet again though, nothing comes of the corner.
16:33a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

30. Zouma does not look comfortable dealing with Wood and Barnes. 

The bounce sells the centre-half and Wood nearly steals in but looks to bring Zouma to the floor and slips himself. 

That is where the joy will come from for The Clarets today.

16:30a month ago



Werner cut the ball back to Abraham who gently puts the ball back to Ziyech and Pope is caught wrong footed by the strike. 0-1

16:26a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

22. Zouma dallies on the ball under pressure from Barnes and then the two collide. A quick VAR check says nothing doing, despite a stray arm from the Frenchman. Dyche and his players think the technology got that one wrong.
16:23a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

20. Werner broke free down the left hand side of the area, but Tarkowski was able to clear it away. Seconds later Ziyech tries to pick out Chilwell but the left back hesitates and the ball goes out for a goal kick. All Chelsea here.
16:21a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

18. Seeing the replays from before, Chilwell was open at the back post after James clipped the ball towards the former Leicester man. Brownhill blatantly shoves him into the net as the ball went outwide. Nothing given
16:19a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

16. Big chance for Chelsea. Pope has to tip a looping header from Abraham over the bar after a delivery from Kante. The resulting corner came to nothing.
16:16a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

13. Chelsea are the one's on top in the early knockings here. Werner cut the ball back from the by-line into the middle of the box, but it came to nothing. 
16:13a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

10. James was able to dig a cross out from the right, but Havertz couldn't get any power behind his header.
16:08a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

First chance of the game for Ashley Barnes!

Brownhill lifted the ball over the Chelsea defence, and Barnes dinked an effort over the top of the goal, before being caught by the on-rushing Mendy.

16:05a month ago

Minutes silence also in honour of England Legend

The players also remembered England World Cup Winner Nobby Stiles who sadly passed away earlier this week. 
16:03a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

2. Don't worry about any Halloween puns, I won't be disappointing you with any of them today!
16:02a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

1. Chelsea get us underway on Halloween Saturday at Turf Moor!
16:01a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

The teams are currently observing a minutes silence in respect for Rememberance Day.
15:56a month ago

Here come the teams!

The teams are on the pitch at Turf Moor.

We have less than five minutes until kick-off!

15:53a month ago

Change of system?

Timo Werner can play outwide but this could mean a change in formation, with the German potentially joining Abraham up front
15:51a month ago


15:50a month ago

10 Minutes to go

Kick off is just around the corner, ten minutes to go!
15:48a month ago

Rememberance Day Shirts available for auction

15:40a month ago

Lampard isn't looking that far into the future though!

15:36a month ago

Congratulations to Sean Dyche

15:34a month ago

How many of you do this effect?

15:31a month ago

City's win takes them above Chelsea, Blades stay below Burnley

Kyle Walker's strike meant that City have provisionally propelled them above Chelsea ahead of this afternoon's game. 

A win for The Blues could take them into the top four for the time-being. 

Sheffield United sit behind Burnley, with both teams on a solitary point. 

The Clarets do have two games in hand though, and a win for them would move them out of the bottom three. 

15:27a month ago

Big three points for Man City

15:26a month ago

Chelsea had the edge last time out as well.

The last time the two sides met in the Premier League was at Stamford Bridge though. Here are the highlights. 

15:23a month ago

Last time the teams met at Turf Moor

Christian Pulisic scored a hat-trick the last time the two teams met at Turf Moor.
15:20a month ago

Rodriguez or Barnes is the main dilemma for Dyche

Jay Rodriguez filled the gap as Chris Wood's partner excellently at the end of last season, and many Clarets fans want to see the partnership renewed this campaign.

Dyche likes the Barnes-Wood tandem and it has worked well for him before, it just needs to get kick started again.

Is today the day?

15:14a month ago

Burnley fans despair with Rodriguez on the bench once again

15:12a month ago

VAVEL's Prediciton

Burnley were very unfortunate against Tottenham Hotspur. Their defensive resolve was strong but Son's athletic header was enough to hand Spurs victory. 

Frank Lampard's tactics to secure a point at Old Trafford were polarising. Some people praised Chelsea's defensive organisation while others criticised his rather negative approach. 

Burnley didn't deserve to lose against Spurs but their lack of cutting edge was noticeable. The final ball was often not as precise as it could have been. They might struggle against a rejuvenated Chelsea defence but, equally, Chelsea's attack could have a tough time breaking down Burnley's deep-block. 

Prediction: 0-1 

15:08a month ago

Lampard rings the changes.

Three changes from last weekend, six from midweek for Frank Lampard's men. 

The five starters retaining their place from the midweek trip to Krasnodar are Mendy, Chilwell, Zouma, Havertz and Ziyech. Thiago Silva returns to captain the side after being rested in midweek. 

Tammy Abraham leads the line for the Blues.

15:05a month ago

One change for The Clarets

Sean Dyche makes the forced change of Johann Berg Gudmundsson making way for Dale Stephens, missing out with a calf injury. 

Second-year scholar Lewis Richardson is on the bench for the first time. 

15:03a month ago

Team News

The starting XIs have been announced.

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor; Westwood, Brownhill, Stephens, McNeil; Wood, Barnes

Substitutes: Peacock-Farrell, Rodriguez, Dunne, Thompson, Richardson, Brady, Vydra. 

Chelsea: Mendy; James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Mount, Kante, Havertz; Ziyech, Abraham, Pulisic

Substitutes: Caballero, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Giroud. 

14:55a month ago

The visitors are here

Team News in five minutes! The visitors have arrived.   
14:38a month ago

VAVEL Predicted Lineups

The teams will be announced from Turf Moor in under 25 minutes time! 

Here are the VAVEL predicted lineups.

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor, Brownhill, Stephens, Westwood, McNeil, Barnes, Wood

Chelsea: Mendy, James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante, Ziyech, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner 

13:17a month ago

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13:12a month ago

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13:07a month ago

Frank Lampard on Burnley

Lampard was very complimentary of Dyche and his eight years at The Clarets, a milestone he celebrates this weekend.  
13:02a month ago

Sean Dyche on Chelsea

"The journey times and travelling possibly but they can make changes, a number, and it is more shifting styles and different types of quality. 

"It might be helpful but you don't know until the whistle blows. If they are feeling some of the effects then that might be helpful but if not we know the top sides are very strong."

12:57a month ago

Team News - Chelsea

Chelsea will be without former number goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as he steps up his recovery from a shoulder injury. The Spanish shot-stopper wouldn't be between the sticks anyway, after Eduoard Mendy's good start to his Blues career. 

Thiago Silva did not make the trip to Russia in midweek for reasons Lampard described as "maintenance issues" so should come into the starting lineup. 

There could be some changes to the starting lineup from midweek, as the quick turnaround from the Krasnodar game will likely leave some weary legs. 

12:52a month ago

Team News - Burnley

Burnley have been hit with another fresh injury problem ahead of the clash on Saturday. 

Johann Berg Gudmundsson is a doubt for the game with a calf problem. The Icelandic midfielder joins Erik Pieters and Phil Bardsley on the injury list, with the latter not being cleared after a positive COVID-19 test before the West Brom.

Jack Cork remains out for the time-being, while captain Ben Mee has stepped up his recovery from injury and will be available again in the coming weeks.

12:47a month ago

Chelsea improving game by game

Frank Lampard has seemingly steadied the ship which saw them concede a whole host of goals early in the season. 

And they are coming into this game off of the back of three straight clean sheets in all competitions, including last weekend's 0-0 draw at Manchester United. 

After a 4-0 win at Krasnodar in the Champions League in the week, Chelsea are high on confidence and will be looking to produce another good performance and result at Turf Moor.

12:42a month ago

Burnley still on the hunt for elusive first win

Burnley were extremely unlucky not to get anything out of their last game against Tottenham Hotspur, after Heung-Min Son's late winner. 

The Clarets sit in the bottom three on just one point after failing to replicate the form from the restart into the new campaign. 

However, the performance was much improved on Monday and Sean Dyche will be hoping his side can produce somewhat of a shock here.

12:37a month ago

Kick-off time

Burnley vs Chelsea will be played at Turf Moor, in Burnley, England.

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 GMT. 

12:32a month ago


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