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3 things that went right for Chelsea against Burnley

Burnley v Chelsea - Premier League
A tight affair!
Ashwin Asok
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Modified 20 Apr 2018, 02:18 IST
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Chelsea's visit to Burnley was a match that was extremely important to both teams.

Spurs' draw against Brighton meant that a win for Chelsea would see them close the gap to five points while a win for Burnley would take them to 6th position, jumping ahead of Arsenal.

Chelsea had to fight from behind last time around against Southampton as they came back from 2-0 down to win the match 3-2 while Burnley were coming on the back of a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

The visitors took the lead in the 20th minute as Victor Moses' cross deflected off Nick Pope, onto Kevin Long and into the back of the net.

Burnley came back fighting in the second-half and reaped their rewards in the 64th minute as Gudmundsson's long-range effort inadvertently caught Ashley Barnes' leg to go into the back of the net.

However, just 4 minutes later, Moses gave Chelsea the lead when Emerson's cross beat everyone to reach him and he fired it past Nick Pope.

A crucial victory for Chelsea to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive.

Here are 3 things that were spot-on from Chelsea today:


#3 Bright Start

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Burnley v Chelsea - Premier League
Chelsea started strongly

Last week against Southampton, we witnessed an extremely slow start to the game from Chelsea and they were lacking flavour until they went 2-0 down.

But this time, Conte wanted a strong start ot the game from his players and they delivered. Chelsea controlled proceedings in the first half and had the better goal-scoring chances.

Their opening goal came in the 28th minute as Pope could only parry Moses' cross straight to Long and the ball ended up being in the back of the net.

The bright start set the tone for the entire match.

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Published 20 Apr 2018, 02:18 IST
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