Burnley 1 - 2 Chelsea



Antonio Conte recognized desire, devotion, and sacrifice as crucial ingredients in Chelsea winning back league matches for the first time since December.  It'll console Álvaro Morata to understand the Chelsea manager believed he embodied all of them.  As they preserved hopes of Champions League qualification, Morata misses were the only blot on a night for Conte's staff at Burnley.  Spain threw his boots away in disgust before receiving a pat and exchanged words.  Victor Moses' minute winner guaranteed the striker total contribution alongside Olivier Giroud was a consolation to Conte, while it can hinder his chances of starting Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Southampton and, Morata's overlook didn't matter.


"I believe Álvaro must be mad because when you've got an opportunity to score, especially for a striker, it may change your confidence," the Chelsea manager said.  "I think he was angry with himself for the opportunity he missed but I saw an excellent performance.  I'm happy two strikers tried.  They performed very well.   This could be an alternative for the future and Sunday.  It can be a fantastic choice when players show you this need and sacrifice themselves with no ball for the group." The FA Cup might have assumed greater significance than Conte dared imagine back in August but he and his players aren't giving up on a top-four finish lightly.  They're five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham with four games to play but their excellence over a Burnley side that hadn't lost at Turf Moor since 20 January, and had the chance to leapfrog Arsenal in sixth after five successive league wins, should restore belief beyond Wembley. agen sbobet

Conte made six changes to the side that defeated last weekend to Southampton in the league.  He shifted Chelsea's formation also, opting for Giroud and Morata in the head of a 3-5-2 with Pedro in central midfield, but there were no signs of disturbance as the people gave a commanding screen. 
His spouse was introduced by the former Arsenal striker over James Tarkowski with a flick.  The run of Morata took him broad but his shot was to hit at goalkeeper Nick Pope's legs and divert broad. The England World Cup hopeful Wasn't so blessed from Chelsea's next attack.  Moses was the instigator although credit is due to Gary Cahill, with a run that captured Stephen Ward unawares.  Moses pulled on his cross back.  Pope's palms got there but only succeeded in directing the ball against Long's thigh and arm before it fell slowly over the line.



Giroud delivered Morata through on target for another time for Pope to deny the Real Madrid and Juventus striker his 15th goal of the season. Conte had no complaints about Morata's work speed or the pace that often stretched Burnley. His finishing was a thing that is different, however, when sent clear and there was no example of his lack of composure. Kanté was the supplier, discharging Morata from within the Chelsea half and intercepting Matthew Lowton pass.  The striker galloped through along with when Pope remained on his line his choices appeared to improve. Before being replaced by Eden Hazard, who brought a calm assurance into the 22, it would be his last contribution. 

Morata's miss assumed greater importance when Burnley leveled courtesy of a crazy deflection away Barnes' heel.  His luck tried from distance and it paid dividends when his team-mate struck and sailed to the far corner.  Chelsea players converged to protest that Barnes was.  He was flat with Cahill whenever the ball was struck and Burnley was back in the match. Emerson made an impressive display on the left for Chelsea and it was his hunting cross that made the winner for Moses.   Moses drilled a low shot beyond Pope hard-fought win.
By Admin Last updated: 26 April 2018, 03:01

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