Chelsea vs Burnley: Azpilicueta, Alonso score as Blues win 2-0

Chelsea vs Burnley: Azpilicueta, Alonso score as Blues win 2-0

- Chelsea vs Burnley ended 2-0 in favour of the Blues in Thomas Tuchel's first win

- Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso scored both goals to earn their side maximum points

- Chelsea's next game is a crunch fixture against Tottenham at north London

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Thomas Tuchel recorded his first win as Chelsea manager following the 2-0 win over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

The German gaffer made several changes to the starting XI as Marcos Alonso returned to the squad since October.

Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Kourt Zouma and Ben Chilwell were all left on the bench for the encounter.

Chelsea vs Burnley: Azpilicueta, Alonso score as Blues win 2-0
Ceasar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso score as Blues win 2-0. Photo by Julian Finney
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Ceasar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso scored in each half of the game to give Chelsea the deserved three points.

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The Blues started the brighter side as they went close on several occasions without finding the back of net but Burnley defended their lines properly.

The deadlock was finally broken five minutes before half-time Azpilicueta side-footed home an instinctive pass from Callum Hudson-Odoi to make it 1-0.

Hudson-Odoi came close in the second as his deflected shot hit cross-bar and Mason Mount also went came close later on.

But six minutes to the end of time, Alonso marked return with a fantastic goal as he was given time and space to chest, control before slamming home the second.

Chelsea are now in tenth on the Premier League table as they prepare for a north London fixture against Tottenham.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that angry Chelsea supporters hung a banner outside one of the entrance gates at Stamford Bridge to show their frustrations about Frank Lampard's sacking, Daily Mail.

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Thomas Tuchel replaced the English boss after 18months in charge of the Blues which did not sit well with fans as the banner reads 'circus continues'.

The German manager's first game for the Blues ended in a 0-0 scoreline against Wolves who defeated the team by 2-1 while Lampard was in charge.

Lampard is the tenth manager given the boot by Roman Abramovic since taking over the club and the Russian billionaire believes his poor performances led to the difficult decision taken by the board.


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