Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 24 November 2020

Hakim Ziyech 9, Kurt Zouma 8; Ashley Barnes 4: Burnley v Chelsea player ratings

Lampard's side ran out convincing 3-0 winners at Turf Moor

Frank Lampard felt his Chelsea side took "a nice step forward" as they made light work of Burnley with a 3-0 win at Turf Moor on Saturday.

The Blues followed up their 4-0 thrashing of FC Krasnodar in midweek with another clean sheet and another productive day in front of goal, as Hakim Ziyech, Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner all found the target in a confident display.

There were also fine displays on either flank from Ben Chilwell and Reece James, who helped add to both the attacking verve and defensive shape of a team on the up.

Lampard's summer spending spree looks to be paying off as his combinations settle into their work and, although he was quick to point out there is plenty still to do, he cut a satisfied figure at the end of the game.

"It was a complete performance," he said. "This feels like a nice step forward. We're nowhere near the end of the road but it was a really good display and a solid one too. Certainly, we have a nice bit of momentum.

"We brought players in who didn't have a pre-season so we knew we couldn't throw everything in the air and have it all land perfectly. But clean sheets are a great sign of the spine in the team.

"When you're keeping clean sheets and scoring goals you know you're going in the right direction. I'm not going to jump up and down after a win, but I really enjoyed that performance. We were much more positive in our style of forward passing and that's all part of the process."

In the photo gallery above, Harry Kettle has provided his player ratings from Turf Moor. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: November 1, 2020 08:19 AM

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