Chelsea player ratings vs Burnley as Palmer imperious, Sterling impact but Gallagher disappoints

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Chelsea were pegged back to a 2-2 draw against 10-man Burnley in a disappointing display from the hosts at Stamford Bridge.

Mauricio Pochettino made three changes to the side that beat Leicester City just under a fortnight ago and the team started well. Axel Disasi thought he put the hosts ahead in the first-half but his goal was ruled out for a handball by the VAR.

However, the Blues were not to be denied taking the lead before the half-time whistle. After Mykhailo Mudryk was brought down in the box, Lorenz Assignon was shown a straight red card for the visitors.

Vincent Kompany, the Burnley boss, was left incensed by the decision and was shown a red card for his complaints. Cole Palmer dinked the ball from 12 yards and put Chelsea ahead with a typically ice-cold finish.

The Clarets, though, equalised early into the second-half via a fantastic strike from Josh Cullen from the edge of the box. Chelsea went back ahead, though, later in the game after another Palmer goal.

Burnley equalised immediately after through a Dara O’Shea header from a corner – and the game finished 2-2 despite Chelsea having a man advantage for the second-half. Below, Bobby Vincent rates the Chelsea players that featured.

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Djordje Petrovic – Plays a world-class pass to Malo Gusto within the first minute of the game. Made a great save to deny Wilson Odobert not long after. Should do better for the O’Shea goal, however. 5.

Malo Gusto – Forever positive. Involved in everything good in an attacking sense for the Blues. Unfortunate not to score his first Chelsea goal in the first-half. Hopefully the injury he picked up late on is not too bad. 7.

Axel Disasi – He thought he scored, celebrating and everything, but the VAR had other ideas. Solid at the back when he needed to be. 6.

Benoit Badiashile – Calm on the ball. Won some aerial duels. Was not too involved, which I guess is a positive for a centre-back. 6.

Marc Cucurella – Unlike his full-back counterpart, Cucurella was not able to get too involved, despite consistently standing really high up the pitch. 6.

Enzo Fernandez – Fantastic sliding tackle on 13 minutes. I thought he played well in the first-half and somewhat tailed off in the second period. 6.

Moises Caicedo – Did okay. His energy is super impressive. He wasn’t able to make too much of an influence on the match overall, though. 6.

Cole Palmer – Bright as always. Unfortunate to not score a great goal early on. Wasn’t to be denied just before the half-time break with an audacious penalty. Constantly involved and added a second goal after the break. Brilliant. 9.

Conor Gallagher – Too quiet. Wasn’t able to get involved anywhere near as much as he would have liked. 5.

Mykhailo Mudryk – Looked lively and a nuisance for Burnley. That skill he did early on in the game to force a yellow card – that was special. Should do better with his chance on about 35 minutes. But made up for it with a great run to force the penalty and a red card before the break. 7.

Nicolas Jackson – Missed a good chance early on after some really promising work in the build-up from the striker. Looked good, though. He was constantly bringing his teammates into the game with great hold-up play. 6.


Noni Madueke – On for the final half an hour of the game. Half a chance on 67 minutes but could not direct his shot into the corner. Decent cameo but not the desired impact. 6.

Raheem Sterling – Came onto cheers which was great to see given the events of two weeks ago. Made an immediate impact with a really clever flick to Palmer for his second goal. 7.

Alfie Gilchrist – Came on for the last few minutes. N/A.

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