Key thoughts and analysis from Saturday’s Premier League action
theScore examines the most important developments and biggest talking points from Saturday’s slate of action in England’s top flight.
Sterling flourishing under Poch
England boss Gareth Southgate might regret his decision to overlook Raheem Sterling. Days after Sterling was left out of England’s squad for upcoming Euro qualifiers, the winger responded with an explosive performance against Burnley to help Chelsea secure three vital points and back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since March.
He wreaked havoc all afternoon at Turf Moor during his – and Chelsea’s – best performance of the season, combining his trademark pace and dribbling to keep Burnley defenders under constant pressure in a match that was another example of his continued improvement under Blues coach Mauricio Pochettino.
The English star’s struggles during his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge were well-documented. But it’s been a completely different story so far this