Chelsea player ratings as Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson score and Raheem Sterling emerges as a hero
With a victory over Burnley shortly before the international break, Chelsea extended their winning streak courtesy to goals from Raheem Sterling, Cole Palmer, Nicolas Jackson, and an own goal. When Burnley scored on Wilson Odobert’s goal, the game didn’t start well for Chelsea since the entire defensive line was having trouble. This derailed the momentum Chelsea had been gaining.
Sterling was a constant threat for Chelsea despite his inconsistent finishing, which at times made their offensive play maddening. Before the half, he was instrumental in the goal that was scored when Ameen Al-Dakhil’s cross was deflected into the goal.
Early in the second half, Sterling was also awarded a penalty, which Palmer confidently converted. Later, Jackson calmly scored the fourth goal with his help.
The performances of Chelsea are rated as follows:
Robert Sanchez: Had a somewhat quiet afternoon but made a spectacular stop in the second half. (Grade: 6)
In the first half, Marc Cucurella struggled to beat Odobert for Burnley’s opening goal, but he became better in the second. (Grade: 4)
Axel Disasi: Played well and showed off his excellent passing skills. (Grade: 6)
Thiago Silva: He appeared to be lagging behind in the first half but improved his poise in the second. (Grade: 5)
Levi Colwill: He overcommitted before Burnley’s goal but played well after it. (Grade: 6)
Moises Caicedo: By winning the ball in midfield, he opened up possibilities and was crucial in Sterling’s goal. (Score: 7)
Enzo Fernandez: Despite being in advantageous positions, he had trouble making the decisive shot. (Grade: 6)
Gallagher, Conor showed initiative and switched places with Palmer. adroitly passed the ball for Sterling’s score. (Grade: 6)
Raheem Sterling: Raheem Sterling played a crucial role by facilitating an own goal and converting a penalty. (Grade: 9)
Cole Palmer: Made a penalty kick and contributed calmly to Jackson’s goal. (Score: 7)
Armando Broja: Delivered a workmanlike performance but occasionally slowed down the play. (Grade: 5)
Nicolas Jackson: Scored with composure in the penalty area and had a big impact (Rating: 7)
Report of the game: Burnley 1, Chelsea 4
Mudryk, Mykhailo: despite arriving late, shown aggression when in possession. (Grade: 6)
Ian Maatsen was concentrated on playing defense as Chelsea tried to clinch the victory. (Grade: 6)