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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Hakim Ziyech (26')
  • Kurt Zouma (63')
  • Timo Werner (70')

Chelsea cruise past Burnley as Ziyech hits first Premier League goal

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Chelsea 'finally look like top-4 side' in win over Burnley (0:52)

Steve Nicol feels Chelsea's 3-0 win over Burnley was their best performance of the season so far. (0:52)

Hakim Ziyech scored his first Premier League goal for Chelsea as they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win at Burnley on Saturday.

Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner also found themselves on the scoresheet in the second half.

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Frank Lampard's side have now kept four consecutive clean sheets in all competitions and new signing Edouard Mendy is still to concede a goal since joining the club.

Chelsea move up into the top four while Burnley remain bottom of the league table.

Chelsea suffered a setback 10 minutes before kickoff after Christian Pulisic pulled out with an injury and Werner replaced him.

Burnley went close to taking the lead in the opening six minutes but Mendy denied Ashley Barnes from close range.

The visitors went ahead after 27 minutes when Tammy Abraham set up Ziyech who produced a low shot past Nick Pope.

Chelsea doubled their lead after the hour mark when Zouma converted Mason Mount's corner before Werner scored the third shortly afterwards.

Chelsea substitute Olivier Giroud had an effort ruled out for offside as the visitors looked to add to their tally.

"It was a very complete performance from us," Lampard said postmatch. "We controlled massive parts of the game, so I'm very happy.

"Performances like this show that we're doing something positive. We need to get our heads down and keep working hard," he said.

Burnley's winless start has them stuck at the bottom of the table after their opening six games but manager Sean Dyche said there is no question of his team panicking.

"I don't panic in general, to be honest, I'm not that sort of fella," he said. "I don't think panicking will change anything. I think structure, organisation and hard work, that may change things."

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Tottenham Hotspur 9 +12 20
2 Liverpool 9 +5 20
3 Chelsea 9 +12 18
4 Leicester City 9 +6 18
5 Southampton 9 +4 17
6 Everton 9 +3 16
7 Aston Villa 8 +8 15
8 West Ham United 9 +5 14
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 -1 14
10 Manchester United 8 -1 13
11 Crystal Palace 9 -1 13
12 Arsenal 9 -1 13
13 Manchester City 8 -1 12
14 Leeds United 9 -3 11
15 Newcastle United 9 -5 11
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 -2 9
17 Burnley 8 -8 5
18 Fulham 9 -9 4
19 West Bromwich Albion 9 -12 3
20 Sheffield United 9 -11 1