Chelsea beat Burnley, secure first win under Tuchel: Records broken
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta scored his first goal of the season as Chelsea defeated Burnley 2-0 in Premier League on Sunday. This also marked the first win for Thomas Tuchel as the manager of Chelsea. The result helped Chelsea climb to the seventh spot on the points table, while Burnley are reeling at 15th. Here are the records broken.
How did the match pan out?
Azpilicueta opened the scoring for Chelsea five minutes before half-time with a deflected shot. He slotted home a cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi. Although the Chelsea captain had a couple of other opportunities to score in the second half, Burnley goal-keeper Nick Pope denied them. Later on, defender Marcos Alonso volleyed on from a tight angle to score the decider.
A maiden win for Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel
As stated, Tuchel won his first game as manager of Chelsea. He has now become the first Chelsea manager to keep a clean sheet in each of his first two Premier League games (in charge) since Rafael Benitez in November 2012.
Chelsea manage to break the deadlock
By winning against Burnley, Chelsea finally broke the deadlock at their home ground Stamford Bridge. Prior to this game, Chelsea were without a win in as many as three home league games. The last such league run without a victory at Stamford Bridge came in May 2016 under Guus Hiddink. They had lost five games at home during the period.
A look at other interesting feats
Chelsea captain Azpilicueta's first goal in the ongoing season came after eight games. He also has one assist in the season so far. His goal against Burnley was also Chelsea's first under current manager Tuchel. Besides, mid-fielder Mateo Kovacic attempted 104 passes during the game, completing 93 of them. Also, Jorginho created more chances (4) than any other player on the pitch.