Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Chelsea Hail MOTM Moses After Starring Role In Burnley Win

Chelsea Hail MOTM Moses After Starring Role In Burnley Win

But Moses produced the first-half cross which spawned Kevin Long's own-goal then drilled home a decisive low shot to make it 2-1 after Ashley Barnes had equalised by unintentionally deflecting a Johann Berg Gudmundsson shot. They played a fantastic game with and without the ball.

Despite coming up short against the Blues, Dyche was impressed by how his team reacted after going a goal down and believes they are consistently improving both their mental and physical side of the game.

Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to beat Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. "We deserved to win".

"I am very pleased to see this performance but for the whole team".

'We are talking about a young player with a really good prospect for Chelsea.

"Maybe with this desire, with this will to fight, this will to get a result, we have the possibility [to reach the top four]".

"Tonight I saw a great team spirit". This was the first time we try it and we had good responses. "We must continue this way".

Chelsea Hail MOTM Moses After Starring Role In Burnley Win
Chelsea Hail MOTM Moses After Starring Role In Burnley Win

Chelsea's old-fashioned front two of Giroud and Morata were also into the game early, the Frenchman with an early penalty appeal against Long and Morata denied by Nick Pope at the near post.

Antonio Conte has acknowledged that midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko "played very well" against Burnley on Thursday night.

Burnley's first-half hopes had been limited to a couple of risky crosses and plenty of long balls and, despite a stronger start to the second period by the hosts, the game should have been decided when Kante broke up a Burnley corner after 55 minutes and sparked a counter-attack.

Alvaro Morata scored just 10 minutes into his Premier League debut against Burnley in the reverse fixture. He is a player that has different characteristics to Morata.

The 27-year-old capped a handsome display with an assist and a goal as the Blues cruised to a 2-1 win in Conte's 100th match in charge of Chelsea in all competitions.

His ongoing malaise became acutely apparent shortly into the second half when, after doing well to create a clear one-on-one opportunity for himself, the striker failed to even hit the target.

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