Christian Pulisic recorded the first hat-trick of his career as Chelsea thrashed Burnley 4-2 on Saturday.
In the early
kick-off, Pep Guardiola got almost frustrated as he his team later recover from a sluggish first half to defeat Villa 3-0 and close the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to three points.
US international star Pulisic scored his first goals for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, who has recorded four straight Premier League games, while Marco Silva is under pressure after another Everton defeat.
Pulisic, who has not scored for Chelsea and has struggled to win a starting berth, definitely staked his claim with a hat-trick at Turf Moor.
The 21-year-old capitalize on some indecision from Burnley to drive into the penalty area and steer a low left-footed shot into the corner of Nick Pope’s net midway through the first period.
The former Borussia Dortmund winger doubled his tally for the Blues with a second goal before the end of half-time.
Willian added a fourth goal Chelsea in the 58th minute to increase the score to 4-0 and despite late goals for Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil, the visitors avoided further shocks to win 4-2.