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‘Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma dominant’ – National media react to Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Burnley

Mirror

“This was another impressive display [from Ziyech],” writes Alex Richards for the Mirror. “He opened the scoring and caused Burnley problems with the positions he took up and his ability to play passes through the lines.

“Supposedly Timo Werner made a slow start to life at Stamford Bridge. Well, if that was the case, the German is now fully up and running.

“A late call into the lineup due to Pulisic’s injury, the ex-RB Leipzig man made the game safe with the Blues’ third, to seal all three points.”

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Mail

“Werner was decent but not even one of the stand-out performers given Chelsea’s dominance as they climbed to fifth,” writes Joe Bernstein for the Mail.

“Centre-halves Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma were so dominant Burnley couldn’t muster a shot on target.

“Full-backs Reece James and Ben Chilwell played most of the match in the opposition half while N’Golo Kante did the job of two holding midfielders, allowing the attacking talents of Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech to flourish in particular.

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The Times

“Hakim Ziyech has some way to got before the early comparisons with Eden Hazard are merited but at least Frank Lampard now has an unequivocal answer to the question as to whether the £33.3 million newcomer can “do it” on a cold October afternoon in Burnley,” Ian Whittell writes in The Times.

The Morocco midfielder scored one and made another to make it two goals in three days. His first Premier League goal came on his first Premier League start for a Chelsea team that has now kept four successive clean sheets — two of them in the league, a first under Lampard.

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