Victor Moses came off the bench to score as Chelsea continued their perfect start to the season with another convincing win over Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Eden Hazard, Willian and Moses were all on the scoresheet as the Blues secured an easy 3-0 win over the Clarets in a hugely one-sided game.
Chelsea’s first half lead looked like it was coming as soon as the referee blew the whistle for kick-off, as within two minutes of the start of play, Oscar was already showing the Blues’ intent as his ambitious cross found its way into Burnley’s area but goalkeeper Tom Heaton was alert to the threat.
That should have served as early warning for Burnley, but they didn’t heed to it, as they allowed Chelsea to dominate early on with both Branislav Ivanovic and Diego Costa going close on different levels.
It wouldn’t take long however, with only nine minutes on the clock, Eden Hazard perfectly wriggled his way through the Burnley defence, and produced a low drive from the edge of the box which went inside the right post.
The Clarets failed to take heed, as Chelsea continued to dominate and Hazard went very close again just six minutes later, but a goal-line clearance was all that saved Burnley’s blushes that time.
Their defiance wasn’t going to last all half however, as Willian finished up a beautiful solo effort with a superb strike from inside the box. The ball flew into the bottom left corner and Tom Heaton couldn’t manage to do anything with it.
Minutes later, Scott Arfield found himself unmarked in a promising position after receiving a cross on the edge of the box but his attempt sailed by a whisker wide of the left post, as Chelsea went into the break with a 2-0 lead.
Just like the first half, Chelsea continued to dominate as Burnley continued to play second fiddle and it wasn’t long after the restart, before the former champions looked like scoring again, Diego Costa this time, picking up a pass and unleashing a shot inside the Burnley bos but goalkeeper Heaton was on hand to thwart the danger.
It was obvious that it would take nothing short of a miracle for the Clarets to get any bearing on this game, as the Blues continued their dominace.
Captain John Terry went close on 57 minutes, as he fired the ball high over the crossbar from inside the 6-yard box after it rebounded to him.
Then moments later, Hazard won himself some space after the corner kick was taken and tried his luck with a shot from the edge of the box. His effort was directed towards the right post, but the goalkeeper was alert to make a save.
With the game reaching crescendo and just when Burnley would have been hoping to be put out of their nightmare, lightening struck again!
Victor Moses, who had replaced Willian earlier, found himself in the box and with the ball at his feet, slipped it through the goalkeeper to seal a comprehensive win for Antonio Conte.
It now means Chelsea have won all the games played this season, having now won all their Premier League games and their League Cup game in midweek.
The win takes them on top of the table albeit temporarily.
Chelsea XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Kante; Hazard, Matic, Oscar, Willian; Costa
Burnley XI: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Arfield, Defour, Marney, Boyd; Gray, Vokes