Burnley bottom after latest home defeat
Today’s 3-0 defeat against Chelsea means we’ve dropped to the bottom of the league, behind both Sheffield United, who were beaten by Manchester City earlier today, and Fulham.
It’s a fourth successive home league defeat, including last season’s finale against Brighton, and we’ve now won just once at Turf Moor in eight Premier League games since the 3-0 win against Bournemouth back in February.
No goals scored in the first three home games of a league season. That’s the first time since Chris Waddle was manager and, I believe, the first time ever in a top flight season.
The teams today were;
Burnley: Nick Pope, Matt Lowton, Kevin Long, James Tarkowski, Charlie Taylor, Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood, Dale Stephens (Jay Rodriguez ht), Dwight McNeil, Ashley Barnes (Robbie Brady 73), Chris Wood. Subs not used: Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Jimmy Dunne, Lewis Richardson, Max Thompson, Matěj Vydra.
Yellow Card: Kevin Long.
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy, Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz (Jorginho 86), N’Golo Kanté, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech (Callum Hudson-Odoi 73), Tammy Abraham (Olivier Giroud 77), Timo Werner. Subs not used: Willy Caballero, Antonio Rüdiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Karlo Ziger.
Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire).