EPL: Chelsea hammer Burnley, Arsenal held

Oct 29, 2018, 07:51 IST | Agencies

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial scored a goal each as Man United beat Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored for Everton

EPL: Chelsea hammer Burnley, Arsenal held
Chelsea's Ross Barkley (left) and Alvaro Morata celebrate a goal against Burnley yesterday. Pic/AFP

Chelsea shrugged off the absence of Eden Hazard to hand Burnley another heavy defeat. Eight days after conceding five at Manchester City, Sean Dyche's side endured a second chastening afternoon against one of the Premier League's alpha teams, losing 4-0 at Turf Moor. Alvaro Morata had a host of chances in the first half and scored the opener in the 22nd minute while Ross Barkley, rewarded for his late equaliser against Manchester United last weekend with a start, and Willian added long-range efforts in the second half.

Substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek capped one of the best weeks of his career with a very late fourth. Hazard's continuing back problem was the headline team news, but Burnley welcomed back winger Robbie Brady 11 months after he suffered a serious knee injury, with the Irishman's return further delayed by a frustrating hamstring issue.

Crystal Palace 2-2 Arsenal
Luka Milivojevic scored a brace of penalties as Crystal Palace ended Arsenal's winning run with a deserved draw. Arsenal looked on course to record a 12th consecutive win in all competitions after a superb Granit Xhaka free-kick and a controversial Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike cancelled out Milivojevic's penalty on the stroke of half-time. But the Palace captain secured a 2-2 draw when ref Martin Atkinson gave the hosts a second penalty.

Mau Utd 2-1 Everton
Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial scored a goal each as Man United beat Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored for Everton.

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