Morata scores for Chelsea as they lead Burnley 1-0 at half-time at Turf Moor

Picture by Sean Gosling

Alvaro Morta put the Londoners a deserved 1-0 up at half-time  with a smart taken clipped right-footer.

But the Spain striker should have had a hat-trick,  missing two gilt-edged chances.

He was yellow-carded close to the half-time whistle for reacting badly to a strong but legal challenge by James Tarkowski. While that card was harsh, the one brandished by referee Craig Pawson to Willian seconds before the break was justified as the Brazilian, a thorn in the side of the Burnley defence fell over, in the penalty area to a non-challenge from Matthew Lawton.


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