Chelsea player ratings vs Burnley: Reece James excellent, Willian leading by example

It was back to winning ways in the Premier League for Chelsea on Saturday, as they recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

A 26th minute penalty from Jorginho was followed by strikes from Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi as the Blues picked up their first three points of 2020.

Abraham’s goal was his 13th of the season, while Hudson-Odoi rounded off the scoring by registering his first goal in the Premier League, and his first goal of the season in all competitions.

Chelsea now have a week to prepare for the next challenge as they travel to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle in their next Premier League outing.

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So, how did the players fare against the Clarets? Take a look at’s player ratings to find out.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

One good save from a cheeky Dwight McNeil free-kick. Had little to do other than that in the first half, but his kicking was good.

Had little to do in the second half as well, with Burnley not really threatening. 6

Reece James

One sloppy moment where he gave away the ball and then a free-kick. But after that, excellent. A stunning cross for Tammy Abraham’s goal and a good shot himself.

Some of his crosses in the second half were superb again and defensively he was strong. Starting to make a real impact in this side. 9

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Antonio Rudiger

Strong in the tackle against the physical Chris Wood. Good on the ball as well, with some nice passes out to Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Looked very strong in the second half as well. Never easy when balls are being thumped forward, but he dealt with it well. 7

Andreas Christensen

A big moment for him as not getting much of a chance this season, but he dealt with the pressure well from the physical Wood.

Even better in the second half where he was strong in the challenge and timed his tackles to…


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