Kai Havetz scored a brace, while efforts from Reese James and Christian Pulisic earned the Blues all three points on the day. It was also a great outing for Newcastle United as they saw off Brighton and Hove Albion at St. James’ Park, Aston Villa coasted to a commanding 4-0 win over Southampton, Norwich City’s relegation worries further increased as they fell 3-1 at home to Brentford who have Ivan Toney to thank as he scored a hat-trick, while Wolverhampton Wanderers have now lost their last three league games on the spin – they were beaten at the Molineux by Crystal Palace.
A commanding second half display from Chelsea sees them blitz past Burnley at Turf Moor as they continue to post impressive results on the pitch, despite the club’s uncertain future as soon-to-be ex-owner Roman Abramovich revealed plans to sell the club in the wake of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war.
FULL-TIME AT THE MOLINEUX STADIUM: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Crystal Palace
FULL-TIME AT CARROW ROAD: Norwich City 1-3 Brentford
FULL-TIME AT ST. JAMES’ PARK: Newcastle United 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
FULL-TIME AT VILLA PARK: Aston Villa 4-0 Southampton
GOAL: Norwich City 1-3 Brentford (T. Pukki)
FULL-TIME AT THE TURF MOOR STADIUM: Burnley 0-4 Chelsea
69′ MIN: The ball falls kindly to Christian Pulisic following a rebound and he fires home from close range.
GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! Burnley 0-4 Chelsea (C Pulisic)
GOAL: Newcastle United 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion (L. Dunk)
GOAL: Norwich City 0-3 Brentford (I. Toney)
GOAL: Aston Villa 4-0 Southampton (D. Ings)
GOAL: Aston Villa 3-0 Southampton (P. Coutinho)
GOAL: Norwich City 0-2 Brentford (I. Toney)
55′ MIN: Game, set, match! Kai Havertz scores after an assist by Reece James that allowed him to tap in the ball into an empty net.
GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! Burnley 0-3 Chelsea (K. Havertz)
52′ MIN: Kai Havertz runs onto a clever lofted pass from Mason Mount and easily beats the keeper with a header into the left side of the goal from close range.
GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! Burnley 0-2 Chelsea (K. Havertz)
47′ MIN: The returning Reese James puts the Blues into the lead at Turf Moor.
GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! Burnley 0-1 Chelsea (R. James)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE TURF MOOR STADIUM: Burnley 0-0 Chelsea
Latest half-time scores across various match centres in our Premier League GOAL RUSH coverage.
Elsewhere, Newcastle United hold a 2-0 lead over visiting Brighton and Hove Albion at St. James’ Park.
Our feature match between Burnley and Chelsea remains goalless after the opening 45 minutes. Hopefully, the floodgates of goals will open in the second 45 minutes.
HALF-TIME AT THE TURF MOOR STADIUM: Burnley 0-0 Chelsea
GOAL: Aston Villa 2-0 Southampton (D. Luiz)
GOAL: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Crystal Palace (W. Zaha)
GOAL: Norwich City 0-1 Brentford (I. Toney)
GOAL: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Crystal Palace (J.P. Mateta)
GOAL: Newcastle United 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion (F. Schar)
GOAL: Newcastle United vs Brighton and Hove Albion (R. Fraser)
GOAL: Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton (O. Watkins)
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS VS CRYSTAL PALACE:
NORWICH CITY VS BRENTFORD:
NEWCASTLE UNITED VS BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION:
ASTON VILLA VS SOUTHAMPTON:
KICK-OFF AT THE TURF MOOR STADIUM: Burnley 0-0 Chelsea
As for Chelsea, manager Thomas Tuchel has left Romelu Lukaku alongside strike partner Timo Werner on the substitutes bench. Loan signing Saul Niguez is making a surprise entry amongst the starting XI, but the biggest news is England full-back Reese James making his first Premier League start since returning from injury.
Burnley’s Starting XI set to take on Chelsea at Turf Moor, with new winter acquisition Wout Weghorst leading the frontline.
This afternoon’s fixture list will see European champions Chelsea visit Turf Moor to face Burnley, Aston Villa will face Southampton at Vila Park, Newcastle United will trade tackles with Brighton and Hove Albion at St James’ Park, Norwich City welcomes Brentford to Carrow Road while Wolverhampton Wanderers will tee up against Crystal Palace at the Molineux.
Hello soccer fans and welcome to Apex Football’s GOAL RUSH coverage of Matchday 28 in the Premier League.