Chelsea have closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool after their win over Burnley away from home in their league clash on Saturday evening.
The Blues needed to win to continue their recent winning run and that was what they did.
Chelsea beat hosts Burnley 4-2 to move to within five points of leaders Liverpool in the Premier League table.
New manager Frank Lampard has done a remarkable job within a short space of time as the new Chelsea boss despite the fact that his reign started with a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening weekend of this Premier League campaign.
Against Burnley, American international Christian Pulisic was the star of the show after he scored a perfect hattrick.
- How Man Utd Attacker Ended His Goal Drought In Euro 2020 Qualifier(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Carabao Cup: Lampard Names Squad For Grimsby Town(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Chelsea To Rival Man Utd For Experience EPL Defender
The former Borussia Dortmund attacker scored the first goal for the first time with his left foot to fire Chelsea in front before he doubled the lead just before the halftime interval with right-footed shots.
Pulisic completed his hattrick at the start of the second half for the Blues third goal of the game before Willian added a fourth goal.
Burnley fought back with two late goals through Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil but it was too little too late for the hosts.
Chelsea are up to 20 points on the league table and five points from Liverpool who have 25 points having played a game less than the Blues.
Arsenal Receive Double Injury Boost Ahead Of Burnley Clash
Arsenal have received a double injury boost ahead of their league game at Burnley this weekend.
The Gunners released an injury update on Friday morning ahead of the Burnley game at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.
The injury update revealed that the defensive duo of Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi are in contention for the Burnley game.
The two defenders were not expected to make the Burnley game as the Newcastle United league clash at home after the winter break was more realistic.
Sead Kolasinac has not played for Arsenal since the Crystal Palace game in the Premier League earlier this month after he sustained a thigh injury during that game.
- Unai Emery Asks This Player To Leave Before End Of Month(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Freddie Ljungberg Provides Injury Update On Arsenal Duo(Opens in a new browser tab)
- The Formation Arsenal Will Use After Signing Tierney
The Bosnian international has shown remarkable progress in the last week and could feature against hosts Burnley this weekend.
On his part, Shkrodan Mustafi was stretchered off earlier this week after his ankle problem during the Bournemouth game in the FA Cup fourth round.
That ankle injury sustained by Mustafi on Monday night is not as serious as first feared and he could be in the Arsenal squad for the Burnley game.
Arsenal defender David Luiz and star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both back for the Arsenal game after their respective suspensions.
EPL: Harry Maguire Sends Manchester United Warning To Burnley
Stand-in Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has sent a clear message to Burnley ahead of their meeting in the Premier League later this week.
Burnley play hosts to Manchester United at the Turf Moor on Saturday in what is one of the Matchday 19 games in the Premier League and Harry Maguire is talking tough ahead of the match.
Harry Maguire is the Manchester United captain these days with Ashley Young struggling to get into the starting XI with the return of first choice left-back Luke Shaw.
- Club Owner Delivers Big Transfer Verdict On Man Utd Target(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Man Utd Defender Blames Poor Club Form On England Defeat(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Solskjaer Targets three In-form Players Ahead Of January Transfer Window
He spoke to Amazon Prime shortly after he led Manchester United to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Newcastle United at home.
According to the England international, an away game would be a good test for Manchester United before warning his teammates about the importance of maintaining their form from the Newcastle United who had taken an early lead to stun Old Trafford into silence through Matty Longstaff who will be fondly remembered by the Geordies Faithfuls for scoring on his debut in the Premier League against Manchester United.
Matty Longstaff scored the only goal of the game when the two teams met earlier in the season as Newcastle United ran out 1-0 winners over the Red Devils in front of their home fans.
Man Utd Target Responds To Transfer Rumours
Burnley winger Alex McNeil has responded to the transfer rumours linking him with a move back to Manchester United.
Alex McNeil came through the Manchester United Academy before being released five years ago.
The 19-year-old has become a key player for Burnley since he broke into the first team last season.
Alex McNeil has built a reputation as one of the best young players in the Premier League by virtue of his performances for Burnley in the last one year.
He talked about the transfer rumours linking him with a return to Old Trafford in his latest interview monitored by popular British media outlet Metro.
- Arsenal Plotting Summer Move For Kieran Tierney(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Why Man United Would Have Signed Griezmann Ahead Of Barcelona(Opens in a new browser tab)
- £60,000-a-week Sharp Shooter Shuts Down Man United Transfer Rumours
According to him, his focus is on Burnley amidst the numerous transfer rumours.
He went on to call the rumours ‘outside noise’ just like what his manager Sean Dyche says.
Manchester United will most likely bolster their squad when the January transfer window reopens in the New Year and several players have been linked with the club.
The latest reports coming out of the British media revealed that chief executive Ed Woodward wants to release funds for the transfer of players ahead of the winter transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given £73m to spend on players.
Man Utd Could Sign This Ex-Academy Graduate In January
Burnley winger Alex McNeil is on the radar of Manchester United according to the publication from the stables of popular English news outlet The Sun.
It was revealed that Manchester United are monitoring the progress of the young England international at Turf Moor.
Alex McNeil was on the payroll at Old Trafford before being released by Manchester United five years ago.
The Burnley winger has been a revelation since he broke into the first team at Turf Moor in the last campaign.
Manchester United are expected to bolster their squad in the New Year and they could turn to one of their Academy graduates, Alex McNeil.
- Aston Villa Agree On £9m Deal For Ex-Man Utd Shot Stopper(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Solskjaer Needs Ten Transfer Windows At Man Utd – Sir Alex Ferguson’s Saviour Reveals(Opens in a new browser tab)
- EPL: What Alex Iwobi Said After Scoring First Everton Goal
The Red Devils have made their worst start in three decades in the league this season after losing four games in the Premier League this term.
Manchester United have lost four from the first 11 league games.
They suffered their fourth league defeat of the season at the weekend at the hands of hosts Bournemouth.
Norwegian international Josh King scored the only goal of the game in the first half as Bournemouth defeated Manchester United 1-0 in front of their home fans.
It was the second victory for Bournemouth over Manchester United since they were promoted into the top tier.
Pulisic Makes Premier League Record After Treble Vs Burnley
Summer signing Christian Pulisic has set a new Premier League record at Chelsea following his three goals against Burnley in their league game earlier this weekend.
Christian Pulisic hit a hattrick to become the youngest player to achieve the feat at Chelsea at the age of 21 years and 38 days.
The American international attacker beat the record of Tammy Abraham who had scored three goals during the 5-2 thrashing of hosts Wolverhampton Wanderers in their Premier League clash last month.
Christian Pulisic made his first Premier League start for Chelsea in two months and the former Borussia Dortmund player took the opportunity with both hands as he scored a perfect treble.
- Chelsea Loanee Returns To Full Fitness Ahead Of EPL Clash(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Jurgen Klopp advised which way to go in search for players(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Ex-Chelsea Striker Makes Champions League History
He gave Chelsea the lead with a left-footed strike before adding to that goal via a right-footed strike towards the end of the first half.
His two goals gave Chelsea a 2-0 lead at the halftime interval.
He completed his treble at the start of the second half before Brazilian national team star Willian made it 4-0 for Chelsea.
Burnley hit back with two late goals courtesy Jay Rodriguez and Alex McNeil but it proved to be consolation goals as Chelsea ran out 4-2 winners to make it seven wins in a row in all competitions.
How: How Chelsea Consolidate To Top-Four Spot After Win Over Burnley
West London giants Chelsea have consolidated their place in the top four of the Premier League after their win over hosts Burnley.
The Clarets played hosts to the Blues at the Turf Moor on Saturday evening in one of the week’s ten games in the English top flight this term.
The Blues went on to win the league game against Burnley to maintain their spot in the Champions League places in the Premier League log.
Only the top four teams will qualify for the Champions League next season via the Premier League route.
- Premier League: Where Man Utd Will Finish Revealed(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Six-Goal Striker Becomes Priority Target For Man Utd(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Carabao Cup: Lampard Names Squad For Grimsby Town
Chelsea beat their hosts 4-2 as the two teams served up a six-goal thriller with four of those goals coming in the second half.
Blues boss Frank Lampard gave summer signing Christian Pulisic his first start in the Premier League since August and he took his chance with both hands as he scored three goals to help his team to their seventh win in quick succession in all competitions.
Christian Pulisic capitalized on two Burnley mistakes to give Chelsea a 2-0 lead at the halftime interval before he completed his hat-trick in the second half of the game.
Willian added a fourth goal for Chelsea before Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil scored late for the hosts to make the scoreline more respectable.
Chelsea Loanee Returns To Full Fitness Ahead Of EPL Clash
Burnley midfielder Danny Drinkwater is in contention for the Premier League clash with Leicester City this weekend.
Danny Drinkwater is on loan at Burnley from West London giants Chelsea following his move in the summer.
The England international midfielder has joined the Clarets on loan from Chelsea until next summer.
Danny Drinkwater has returned to full fitness at Burnley following a month out with an ankle problem.
He sustained the injury during an altercation at a nightclub in Manchester last month.
Danny Drinkwater would be hoping to get some playing time with the Clarets after his lean spell at Chelsea before his loan move away from the club this summer.
- Chelsea Duo Told To Find New Club(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Man Utd Target Could Be Dropped From Champions League Squad(Opens in a new browser tab)
- What Klopp Said About Mane’s Angry Reaction To Being Substituted vs Burnley
He was frozen out of the Chelsea team last season under the managerial reign of Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri.
Danny Drinkwater was told by the then Chelsea manager that he’s not part of his plans.
He played just one game for Chelsea throughout last season.
The same thing happened to him when Frank Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri as the Chelsea manager this summer.
The English midfielder was involved with Chelsea and manager Frank Lampard during preseason before he was told to look for a new club by the newly appointed Blues’ boss.
What Klopp Said About Mane’s Angry Reaction To Being Substituted vs Burnley
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has had his say on the angry reaction from star forward Sadio Mane shortly after he was substituted during the Premier League clash at the home of Burnley on Saturday evening.
Klopp told Sky Sports after the Burnley game that the angry reaction from Sadio Mane was not because of his substitution and that the cause will be addressed in the dressing room.
Sadio Mane was subbed off for Divock Origi towards the end of the game which ended in a comfortable 3-0 win for Liverpool.
The Senegalese international was said to have been infuriated by teammate Mohamed Salah who refused to pass to him when he had a very good chance to score another goal for Liverpool.
That incident happened shortly before his substitution.
Sadio Mane was amongst the goals for Liverpool as the Reds maintained their unblemished start to the new season.
He scored the second goal of the game four minutes after Burnley striker Chris Woods had put through his own net for the opening goal in the first half.
Roberto Firmino added a third goal in the second half to wrap up the points for the Merseysiders.
Liverpool usurped rivals and defending champions Manchester City at the Premier League summit as a result of the win.