Chelsea 3-0 Burnley: Eden Hazard, Willian and Victor Moses down Clarets
By Jack Wilkinson
Last Updated: 28/08/16 10:48am
Antonio Conte recorded his third straight Premier League win as Chelsea cruised past Burnley 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Eden Hazard set the Blues on their way to victory with a sensational solo effort on nine minutes, drifting onto his right from the left and picking out the bottom corner of the Burnley goal.
Willian added a fine second on 42 minutes as Chelsea took complete control of the one-sided encounter, before substitute Victor Moses rounded off a comfortable afternoon with the third a minute from time.
The result ensures Conte maintains his flawless Premier League record as Chelsea boss, with three victories from his first three games, and sees the Blues enter the international break top of the league, albeit temporarily.
Burnley remain on three points having followed last week's victory over Liverpool with a toothless showing in which they failed to register a single shot on target.
Willian returned to the Chelsea line-up, replacing Pedro, after overcoming calf trouble as Conte made one change to the side that won at Watford last weekend.
Sean Dyche, meanwhile, tried to replicate his side's victory over Liverpool by naming an unchanged side, but, from the first whistle, it was clear the Clarets were in for a torrid afternoon.
It took just nine minutes for the hosts to open the scoring as the Hazard broke forward on a counter, cut inside two flailing Burnley defenders and picked out the bottom corner of Tom Heaton's goal.
Unmarked at the far post, the Belgian should have had a second two minutes later as he gathered Nemanja Matic's cross from the right, but Ben Mee, who scored a late equaliser on Burnley's last visit to Stamford Bridge, blocked his effort off the line.
Gary Cahill then flashed a volley wide as Chelsea went on to dominate possession, with Burnley not offered a second's respite by the rampant hosts.
Willian and Oscar combined brilliantly to get in behind the tiring, static Burnley defence on 37 minutes, but Diego Costa failed to convert the chance, shooting straight at Heaton.
But Chelsea didn't have to wait long for their second as Willian drilled home through Stephen Ward's legs, giving Heaton no chance.
Scott Arfield spurned a glorious chance reduce the arrears shortly after but he dragged his shot wide, ensuring Chelsea entered the break with a healthy lead.
The second half followed the trend of the first, with Burnley starved of possession and Chelsea at their flowing best, although John Terry failed to follow the script on 56 minutes, missing the target from close range after Heaton had parried Hazard's shot into his path.
Heaton continued to single-handedly keep Chelsea at bay, thwarting both Hazard and Costa as the half wore on.
That resilience saw Burnley grow in confidence, but they lacked the quality to penetrate the Chelsea rearguard.
Conte then wrestled the initiative back, freshening things up by bringing Moses, Michy Batshuayi and Pedro off the bench.
And it worked wonders as the Batshuayi and Pedro combined to set up Moses for his second goal in a week, after his strike against Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup.
Chelsea: Courtois (6), Ivanovic (7), Cahill (7), Terry (7), Azpilicueta (7), Kante (7), Willian (8), Oscar (8), Matic (7), Hazard (9), Diego Costa (7).
Subs used: Moses (6), Pedro (6), Batshuayi (6).
Burnley: Heaton (9), Lowton (5), Keane (5), Mee (6), Ward (5), Boyd (5), Marney (5), Defour (5), Arfield (6), Gray (5), Vokes (5).
Subs used: Gudmundsson (5), Tarkowski (4), O'Neill (6).
Man of the Match: Tom Heaton