CLARETS reporter Tyrone Marshall hands out the ratings from Burnley’s Premier League defeat to Chelsea.
Joe Hart 7 (Man of the Match)
Twice beaten from distance but not much he could do with either. Twice made smart saves to deny Morata in the first half, one a reactionary stop, and then tipped Giroud’s header onto the bar in stoppage time
Matt Lowton 5
Given a tough afternoon against Willian, who drifted in and out and was given plenty of space to play in.
James Tarkowski 5
Booked for a needless reaction to his own good tackle on Morata in the first half. Could have advance to close on Barkley for second goal.
Ben Mee 5
Distribution disappointing on a few occasions. Turned by Morata for first half chance and struggled with his movement.
Charlie Taylor 6
Probably relieved to see Pedro go off and Ruben Loftus-Cheek came on. Few nervy moments but mostly solid defensively.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson 6
Let Willian ghost past him far too easily for the third goal. Summed up Burnley, began well but drifted out of the game
Jack Cork 5
Battled away in midfield, to his detriment when injured, but struggled against Kante and Barkley
Steven Defour 5
Dropped deep to get on the ball early on and looked bright then, but was a passenger when Chelsea took control
Robbie Brady 6
Burnley’s brightest outfield performer on his return to the side, but still couldn’t really influence proceedings creatively
Jeff Hendrick 4
Lost possession near halfway for the first goal and was never in the game after that point. A surprise he lasted as long as he did.
Sam Vokes 5
Was feeding on scraps in the box, with crosses rarely finding their target, even during Burnley’s bright beginning
Chris Wood for Vokes (59)
Ashley Barnes for Hendrick (65)
Ashley Westwood for Cork (73)
Subs not used: Tom Heaton, Phil Bardsley, Kevin Long, Matej Vydra
Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho (Cesc Fabregas 78), N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley, Pedro (Ruben Loftus-Cheek 30), Willian, Alvaro Morata (Olivier Giroud 74)
Subs not used: Willy Caballero, Davide Zappacosta, Gary Cahill, Mateo Kovacic
Source : LancashireTelegraph