Info

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Competition
Premier League
Date
19 April 2018
Game week
31
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Turf Moor (Burnley)
Attendance
21264

Goals

0 - 1
20' K. Long (OG)
A. Barnes (G) 64' (assist by: J. Guðmunds­son)
1 - 1
1 - 2
69' V. Moses (G) (assist by: Emerson)

Commentary

Minute   Description
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Chelsea secure their second win on the bounce in the Premier League as an own goal from Kevin Long and a strike from Victor Moses have handed them the three points. Long turned the ball into his own net from Moses' cross in the first half. However, Burnley responded with a deflection of their own as Ashley Barnes flicked Johann Berg Gudmundsson's effort past Thibaut Courtois. However, Moses won the game for the Blues with a composed strike, sending them into the FA Cup semi-final clash against Southampton with momentum.
FULL-TIME: BURNLEY 1-2 CHELSEA
90'+4 The referee ends the contest.
90'+3 Burnley pile men forward as Pope launches a long ball into the box from a free-kick. Chelsea hold firm amid the aerial bombardment before the referee awards a free-kick for a handball against Barnes.
90'+2 Moses has space to raid down the right and he sends a cross into the box, but Pope comes off his line to make the claim.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
Hazard twists and turns in the box before going for the strike on his left foot, but is denied by a wall of Burnley defenders.
88' Gudmundsson swings a cross into the box from the left. Barnes rises highest to head down towards the penalty spot, but Cahill spots the danger and blocks off Vokes to allow Courtois to gather.
87' Lennon makes way for Wells.
OVER! Hazard relases Moses down the right flank and he whips a cross to the back post. Zappacosta rises above Lowton to head at goal, but he can only direct his effort over the bar.
84' Emerson makes way for Zappacosta.
83' Pedro strikes at goal from the resulting corner with power on his left foot. Tarkowski is well positioned in the box to head clear of danger.
82' Hazard ups the ante in the final third and slides a pass to Giroud. The Frenchman goes for the strike on the slide, but Long is there with him to make the block.
81' Chelsea are attempting to take the pace out of the game, moving the ball slowly down the pitch.
79' Hazard slides a pass into the right inside channel for the run of Moses. The wing-back cuts a pass back across the face of goal, but Tarkowski is there to make the interception.
77' OVER! Cork latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and goes for the strike first time on the half-volley. However, he scuffs his effort high and wide over the bar.
76' Giroud slides an offload to Hazard on the edge of the box, but the Belgian is crowded out before he can muster a strike at goal.
72' SAVE! Vokes tries to make an instant impact off the bench as he rises to head Gudmundsson's cross at goal, but he sends his effort straight at Courtois.
Wood is replaced by Vokes.
71' Hazard replaces Morata for the visitors.
69' GOALLLLLLL!!!!! MOSES RESTORES CHELSEA'S LEAD!! Moses converts at the back post, firing an effort past Pope with the aid of a deflection. Emerson raided down the left flank and whipped a cross into the box. Giroud and Morata drew attention in the middle leaving Moses unmarked. The wing-back held his composure to drill his low effort towards the net and it took a slight deflection of Ward to beat Pope.
Emerson surges down the left flank and sends a cross into the box that Moses converts.
68' SAVE! Chelsea apply pressure in the box before Emerson goes for the strike at goal from inside the penalty area. However, Pope sees it all the way and makes a punch clear of danger.
65' Chelsea are not happy about the goal with Azpilicueta suggesting that Barnes was offside, but replays show that the striker was in line.
64' GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!! BARNES LEVELS!!! Burnley find their equaliser as Gudmundsson's drive from the edge of the box clips off Barnes, wrong foots Courtois and finds the bottom corner. Chelsea backed off the Clarets winger down the flank and he launched a powerful left-footed strike towards goal. Barnes made a late run and it struck his heel to change direction before nestling in the net.
Gudmunds­son drives down the right flank before cutting back on his left to shoot at goal. His effort deflects off Barnes to find the net.
62' Moses breaks into space down the right and goes for the strike at goal, only to drill his effort straight at Pope.
60' Morata takes a knock in a challenge with Tarkowski and receives treatment on the pitch.
58' Pedro makes a threatening run in the final third, although he is stopped in his tracks by a fine challenge from Gudmundsson.
56' The miss has brought the crowd to life inside Turf Moor. The home side need to respond to match the effort of their supporters.
55' MISS! Lowton makes a huge mistake and it allows Kante to release Morata through on goal. The Spaniard bursts past the challenge of Long and raids into the box. With only Pope to beat, Morata fires his effort wide of the post. A shocking miss.
53' Barnes flicks the ball into the path of Wood in the final third. Cahill goes to make the interception, but misses the ball. Wood takes possession, although Cahill makes the covering challenge before he can shoot. A great recovery from the Chelsea defender.
51' Burnley have started the second half with a stronger intensity than the first period. They're beginning to put the Blues under pressure.
48' Cork releases Gudmundsson down the left flank and beats the challenge of Azpilicueta. However, Moses gets back to win the ball ahead of the winger and clear the danger.
46' Kante gives away possession in the final third and Gudmundsson pounces on the loose ball. He fires a low ball across the face of goal, but Cahill is there to steer it away from Barnes.
We're back underway at Turf Moor.
Chelsea hold a narrow lead at the break at Turf Moor in their Premier League clash against Burnley thanks to an own goal from Kevin Long. The Blues dominated the first half and took a deserved lead when Victor Moses' cross deflected off the defender into the net. Chelsea had openings to extend their advantage, but Alvaro Morata and N'Golo Kante spurned their chances. At the other end Burnley have been tepid to say the least and Sean Dyche will be demanding an improvement in the second half.
HALF-TIME: BURNLEY 0-1 CHELSEA
45'+1 The referee ends the first half.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
Long swings a looping cross into the box from deep, but Courtois does well to track and claim it ahead of Wood.
43' Lowton sends a low teasing cross towards the near post and Kante makes a vital clearance to keep it away from Cork's late run.
41' Cahill takes a boot to the face as he and Barnes battle for Lowton's low cross into the box. However, the Chelsea defender appears to be okay.
40' OVER! Kante weaves his way into space on the edge of the box and goes for the drive at goal. He gets the power on his strike, but not the accuracy, drilling his effort over the bar.
Emerson fires two decent deliveries into the box from the left flank, but the Blues are repelled by the home side.
38' Pedro breaks down the left and looks for a low ball into the box for Morata at the back post, but Long clears ahead of the Spaniard.
36' Better from Wood and Barnes in the final third as they force Chelsea back, but Courtois clears his lines with ease as the forwards attempted to close him down.
34' Burnley have been caught out by the ball over the top and behind their two centre-backs this evening. There's not a great deal of pressure being put on the Blues in possession, resulting in their success with the long ball.
32' SAVE! Giroud releases Morata into the box and he gets behind Tarkowski. Pope comes off his line to narrow the angle and he makes the block with his body as Morata cannot generate enough height on his strike to beat the Burnley keeper.
31' Gudmundsson raids down the left and floats a cross into the box. Wood makes contact to try to send an effort towards goal, but it travels across the face of the net rather than at the target.
30' CHANCE! Lowton slides a low ball into the box for Barnes' run at the near post, but he just cannot reach the cross on the slide.
29' WIDE! Pedro goes for goal from the free-kick and he curls his effort over wall, but it has too much bend as it drifts well wide of the post.
28' Tarkowski is booked for pulling back Morata.
27' Morata turns Tarkowski in the final third and the Clarets defender has to pull back the Spaniard to stop his progress. It presents Chelsea with a free-kick in a threatening position.
25' There's not a great deal of energy about Burnley this evening. Dyche's men have been too passive in the opening 25 minutes.
23' Azpilicueta sends a ball over the top of the Burnley backline for Morata's run. However, on this occasion the Chelsea man is offside he tries to collect.
21' Lennon tries to raise the tempo for the home side with a surge down the left flank, but he gets crowded out before support arrives.
20' GOALLLLLLLLL!!!! CHELSEA TAKE THE LEAD! A ball over the top releases Moses and he bursts into the right inside channel. The wing-back gets the better of Ward and fires his cross into the middle. Pope misses his punch and the ball strikes Long, who unwittingly guides the ball into his own net.
17' Cork slides in on Pedro as he tries to win back possession high up the pitch, but concedes a free-kick in the process.
16' OVER! Bakayoko plays the ball into the path of Giroud, who lays the ball off for Pedro to strike. However, the Spaniard blasts his effort harmlessly over the bar.
14' Chelsea are dominating possession with the home side content to sit back in their shape in the early stages.
12' Gudmundsson lifts the ball into the path of Wood over the top. His first touch takes him away from goal before Rudiger forces a mistake as the striker puts the ball out for a goal-kick.
11' SAVE! Giroud releases Morata into the right inside channel and the Spaniard bursts into the box. He goes for the strike from a tight angle, but the boot of Pope guides it away from the net.
9' PENALTY SHOUT! Giroud wants a penalty as he goes down in the box under pressure from Long, but the referee waves away his appeal. There was not a great deal in the challenge from the Burnley defender.
8' Barnes puts Cahill under pressure at the back, although the defender does well to fend off his challenge and start a Chelsea counter.
6' BLOCK! Giroud collects Moses' pass into the box and he tries to turn Tarkowski to fire at goal, but the defender holds firm to make the block.
Cork wins the header from the free-kick, but it hits a white shirt and allows the visitors to clear the danger before Burnley's players in the box can react.
5' Cahill brings down Barnes on the right flank and it will allow Gudmundsson to swing a cross into the box.
4' Burnley look for the right channel again as Westwood floats a lofted ball forward. Courtois comes off his line to ease the pressure on Cahill to clear the danger.
3' Lowton sends a long ball over the top of the Chelsea backline for Wood. The striker tries to take it out of the air, but his poor touch allows Cahill to intervene.
1' We're underway at Turf Moor.
STAT! The Blues have scored in all seven of their Premier League meetings with Burnley; only against Wigan (16), Derby and Portsmouth (14 each) do they have a better 100% scoring record in the competition.
FLASHBACK! Chelsea's underwhelming campaign began with a defeat at the hands of Burnley on the opening day. The tone for the season was set when Cahill was dismissed in the 14th minute before the Clarets scored three goals in the first half as Vokes notched a brace, while Ward also got on the scoresheet. Morata and David Luiz made it a tense finish, but the visitors held out for the win, while Fabregas was also dismissed.
Conte has made six changes to his side with the FA Cup semi-final looming at the weekend. Rudiger, Bakayoko, Moses, Emerson, Giroud and Pedro get the nod to start this evening. Hazard and Willian are on the bench for the Blues.
Dyche has named an unchanged starting line-up from his team that triumphed over Leicester last time out. Long continues in the back four as Ben Mee is still sidelined with a shin injury, while Wood and Barnes continue to lead the line in attack.
Chelsea subs: Willy Caballero, Cesc Fabregas, Ross Barkley, Eden Hazard, Davide Zappacosta, Willian, Andreas Christensen.
CHELSEA (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois; Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Antonio Rudiger; Victor Moses, Tiemoue Bakayoko, N'Golo Kante, Emerson; Pedro, Alvaro Morata, Olivier Giroud.
Burnley subs: Tom Heaton, Charlie Taylor, Dean Marney, Sam Vokes, Jeff Hendrick, Nahki Wells, Phil Bardsley.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, Kevin Long, James Tarkowski, Stephen Ward; Aaron Lennon, Jack Cork, Ashley Westwood, Johann Berg Gudmundsson; Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Chelsea were looking down and out in their last outing against Southampton. However, Olivier Giroud lead a resurgence in the second half, with the Frenchman scoring a brace along with a strike from Eden Hazard to stage a comeback win. Antonio Conte faces an important week as he will be keen to take their momentum into their FA Cup semi-final clash against the Saints on Sunday.
Burnley are on an incredible run of form in the Premier League, winning their last five matches. If the Clarets can make it six victories on the bounce, they will leapfrog above Arsenal into sixth place in the table. Sean Dyche continues to perform remarkably at the Lancashire club, who are looking to do the double over the Blues this evening.
Good evening and welcome the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor.

Lineups

R
A
A
2
M. Lowton
2
A. Rüdiger
4
J. Cork
5
J. Tarkowski
7
N. Kanté
9
Álvaro Morata
10
A. Barnes
11
Pedro
11
C. Wood
13
T. Courtois
14
T. Bakayoko
15
V. Moses
17
J. Guðmunds­son
18
A. Westwood
18
O. Giroud
23
S. Ward
24
G. Cahill
25
A. Lennon
28
K. Long
28
Azpilicueta
29
N. Pope
33
Emerson
10
9
21
21
C
C
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
R. Madley
Assistants
M. Perry
Fourth official
A. Taylor

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Match Stats

Burnley Chelsea
51 Attacks (Dangerous) 38
3 Corners 2
9 Fouls 10
12 Free Kicks 12
8 Goal Kicks 4
3 Offsides 1
0 Shots (blocked) 5
1 Shots (off target) 6
1 Shots (on target) 4
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
17 Throw Ins 21

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
134+7390
234+3974
335+4371
434+3568
534+2563
634+2057
735+353
835-1445
934+244
1034-841
1135-1738
1235-1838
1334-1536
1435-1835
1534-2135
1634-2735
1734-2433
1834-2029
1935-3329
2035-2525

Turf Moor

Name:
Turf Moor 
City:
Burnley 
Capacity:
22546