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Burnley 2-4 Chelsea, Player Ratings: Welcome to The Pulisic Show

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Community player ratings from Chelsea’s fun win against Burnley

Burnley FC v Chelsea FC - Premier League Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

1. CHRISTIAN PULISIC (9.7)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 50
Passes: 25/31
Shots: 4***/5
Take-ons: 1/1
Tackles+INTs: 2+1
Clearances: 1

Pulisic has been hogging the headlines, for better or worse, over the past few weeks, but hopefully this performance will help dissipate all that nonsense and allow all of us — from players to coaches to the fans — to just concentrate on the football itself. Incidentally, Pulisic is now just 1 goal shy of matching his personal best for league goals scored in a season! Ha!

2. MATEO KOVAČIĆ (7.8)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 130
Passes: 96/104
Shots: 0/1
Take-ons: 3/6
Fouls drawn: 2
Tackles+INTs: 4+1

It’s been almost exactly 33 months since Mateo Kovačić last scored a goal for club or country. If he plays like he’s been recently, he can go another 330 months without scoring for all I care.

3. JORGINHO (7.5)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 104
Passes: 93/99
Take-ons: 1/1
Tackles+INTs: 2+2

The steady stream of bronze medals used to be reserved for the likes of N’Golo Kanté and César Azpilicueta, but these days, it’s Jorginho who pops up most often in this spot. It’s his fourth third-place finish in fact already, part of five top three appearances, which is tied with Tammy Abraham for most on the team (Tammy does have 3 Man of the Match awards though, while Jorginho has just the 1).


vs. BURNLEY (PL, A, W 4-2)

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): Pulisic (9.7)

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): Kovačić (7.8), Jorginho (7.5), Willian (7.4), Tomori (7.3), Mount (7.2), Zouma (7.1)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Azpilicueta (6.8), James (6.7, sub), Arrizabalaga (6.6), Alonso (6.5), Abraham (6.5), Hudson-Odoi (6.1, sub)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Giroud (5.7, sub)

BAD (4.0-4.9): —

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —


OVERALL

(update pending due to Internet/power issues in NorCal)