After consistent bizarre performances over at least a year, Chelsea’s form seems to be taking shape.
The Blues returned to winning ways after securing a one-nil victory over an in-form Briton in the Carabao Cup, resulting in the elimination of the latter from the competition.
The West London club retained this form in their Premier League fixture with Fulham, scoring two against the home side without any response.
Given their poor performances in recent times, barely would a bettor predict the Blues to score as many goals as four in their clash against newly promoted side, Burnley.
The first half saw a poor performance from the Blues, who were playing away from home. A poor defense resulted in the Blues conceding an early goal about 10 minutes into the game. Although they had nothing to prove in the first half, luck was on the side of the away team as it managed to secure a draw in the first half after an own goal from the home team.
Heading into the second half, the Blues’ manager, Pochetinho substituted his striker Armando Broja who had struggled in the first half. In his place came the club’s new signing from Villareal, Nicholas Jackson who came and changed the game alongside Raheem Sterling who had been electric on the right wing since the first half.
Sterling’s incessant burst on the right wing saw the home side fouling him in the penalty box. Cole Palmer, Chelsea’s final signing from Manchester City in the transfer window was the one to burry it calmly, making it his first premiere league goal for the club.
This followed another brilliant performance from Sterling, scoring at the 65th minute to make it 3-1 for the away side.
The match ended 4-1 in favour of the Blues after Nicholas Jackson finished off a brilliant assist from Cole Palmer in the 74th minute. The side has now gone three games unbeaten.
Chelsea have now secured 11 points after match day 8 and have now moved to 11th position rightly behind Manchester United.
The Blues will now face third place Arsenal in their next fixture on home ground. This will be a difficult match to test the Blues as Arsenal have been in an incredible form since last season. The premiere league contenders have drawn only 2 games and lost none so far.
But Chelsea would seem to have little problem as some of their players who have been on injury are back in training. Reece James, Chukuemeka and Romeo Lavia have all returned.