EPL: Moses strike gives Chelsea win at Burnley

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Chelsea maintained their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League after Victor Moses scored the winner in a tight 2-1 victory at European hopefuls Burnley.

By Chelsea's standards, it's been a turbulent campaign for the Blues as we are in a hard position to qualify for next season's Champions League, being five points behind Tottenham in fourth in the Premier League.

'For sure he's in contention for Southampton's game'.

The goal cancelled out a Burnley equaliser just five minutes earlier which had been as controversial, to Chelsea eyes at least, as it was fortunate.

Mauricio Pochettino's team face Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday and do not play in the league again until they meet Watford on 30 April.

Yet a Burnley side looking to record a sixth successive top-flight victory for the first time since November 1968 could have few complaints at going in a goal down at the interval.

"Alvaro must be angry because when you have a chance to score, you have to score", said Conte.

However, it was the Nigeria worldwide - a threat down the right all game - who had the final say by thumping in a low drive that beat birthday boy Nick Pope. Much worse was to come for Morata on the hour mark when he burst clear on goal, but, with just Pope to beat, side-footed wide of the target.

Burnley's good fortune only increased in the 64th minute when they drew level courtesy of an unwitting Barnes.

But the Blues responded perfectly five minutes later when a cross from the left from Emerson reached Moses at the back post and he took his time before firing past Nick Pope.

Morata was replaced by Eden Hazard moments later, reacting angrily to his exit but perhaps blaming himself more than his manager.

The FA Cup semi-final has traditionally been one of the most important fixtures in the football calendar but Hughes says their league predicament will be with him at Wembley. The best way to get ready for Sunday's game was winning today. At the other end, Alex McCarthy also made a smart stop from Jamie Vardy as Southampton at least stopped a run of four straight league defeats.

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