Chelsea, without Eden Hazard, thrashed Sean Dyche’s Burnley 4-0 on Sunday to move to the second spot in the Premier League table.
Chelsea extended their unbeaten run in the 2018-19 Premier League to ten matches, as they hammered Burnley 4-0 away at the Turf Moor this weekend.
Alvaro Morata opened the scoring for the visitors in the first period with a slick finish, before Ross Barkley added a second from range after the break. Willian made it 3-0 soon after to put the outcome of the game beyond any doubt and substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek then scored deep into stoppage time to heap further misery on the Clarets.
The result sees Chelsea move into the second place in the league table, with 24 points from 10 matches. The shift could be temporary however, with third-placed Manchester City scheduled to play Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.
It was another clinical display from Maurizio Sarri’s men and the victory meant the Italian became the first ever Chelsea manager to go unbeaten in his first ten matches unbeaten in the Premier League. And fans poured in with praises for the former Napoli boss on social media;
Getting Eden Hazard back to his best
Giving Loftus-Cheek the opportunity to thrive
Allowing Ross Barkley the chance to prove his potential
Making Kepa become one of the best in the world
Turning Antonio Rüdiger into a dominant force
Maurizio Sarri. 👊 pic.twitter.com/36QV9TWjbq
— bet365 (@bet365) October 28, 2018
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) October 28, 2018
Another one suffers defeat at the hands of Sarri.
Who wants to be next? pic.twitter.com/tIEyo2Tu0v
— Leshon JL (@joywinho) October 28, 2018
Maurizio Sarri Masterclass without Hazard to become the first manager for Chelsea to go 10 games unbeaten?
Warning, Flashing lights. pic.twitter.com/3UWxRLvFqU
— Pys (@CFCPys) October 28, 2018
Maurizio Sarri becomes the first chelsea manager to go unbeaten after first 10 games.
Really impressed with the way team is getting better every time under him. Exciting times ahead pic.twitter.com/FV6IE3tzgI
— SF (@ShareefFC26) October 28, 2018
— ماوريسيو SARRI (@Ahmad1998p) October 28, 2018
Strength in depth in midfield 10/10
Sarri using the squad like a don.
— losriley (@losriley) October 28, 2018
Chelsea winning 4-0 without Eden Hazard. Sarri is King
— iBhubesi (@mabasotf) October 28, 2018
Maurizio Sarri has become the first Chelsea Manager in history to go unbeaten after first 10 games in the Premier League.
√ 7 wins
• 3 draws
√ 0 loss
The main man is quietly building some reputation and breaking records. More to come from the Boss 💙 pic.twitter.com/lQZbXM5TAg
— MS📰 (@SarrifutbolCFC) October 28, 2018
Ross Barkley, after scoring the late equalizer against Manchester United last weekend, was on song once again, scoring one and grabbing two assists. And the Blues’ supporters took to social media in full force to celebrate the midfielder’s performance on Sunday, with some even comparing the Englishman to club legend Frank Lampard.
VIVA ROSS BARKLEY!
VIVA ROSS BARKLEY!
HE LEFT THE SCOUSE,
CAUSE THEY ROBBED HIS HOUSE,
VIVA ROSS BARKLEY! pic.twitter.com/aiJXHnRl13
— Uber Chelsea FC 🏆 (@UberCheIseaFC) October 28, 2018
Ross Frank Barkley Lampard. 🔵 pic.twitter.com/mOXyzW1lFG
— The Blues (@TheBlues___) October 28, 2018
ROSS BARKLEY WITH A BEAUTY!!!
He. Is. Feeling. It.
Goals & assists, Barkley is finally taking that step under Sarri.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) October 28, 2018
Barkley today and recently pic.twitter.com/T7WcI4OBaU
— DonkeysOut (@CarvalhoJTElite) October 28, 2018
Ross Barkley – Chelsea legend ⚽️
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) October 28, 2018
Best I have seen Barkley play in a Chelsea shirt. The most impressive thing is he didn't give the ball away needlessly.
— 🇬🇧 (@ItsMrBlueDad) October 28, 2018
Barkley at £15m starting to look pretty good business isn't it!
Early days but hints at the sort of goalscoring threat from midfield that we've missed since Lampard!
— Gus Mears (@gusmears1905) October 28, 2018
Barkley is silently growing up to be the man not everyone is expecting him to be. He worked hard at Everton and now he's playing at Chelsea. Not many can perform under this Jersey while on a number of a great Legend in Lampard. #BURCHE
— Toriola Temidayo (@dayo_black) October 28, 2018
Barkley is that lampard I have been waiting for
— OGBUEFI (@OGBUEFICHELSEA) October 28, 2018
Barkley giving me some '09 Lampard vibes and I am loving itttttt
— 🌹Luciano Namikaze⚡ (@almighty_gidi) October 28, 2018