Callum Hudson-Odoi left Burnley in such a spin at Stamford Bridge that Clarets midfielder Robbie Brady admitted he was unable to stop the Chelsea star.
The Blues youngster ran riot throughout the match and provided the assist for Cesar Azpilicueta's opener – the first goal of Thomas Tuchel's spell in charge.
Marcos Alonso added a second with six minutes remaining as it finished 2-0, but it was the performance of Hudson-Odoi which left Chelsea fans purring – and Brady swearing.
Sean Dyche had wanted the Irishman to pay closer attention to the forward and was heard shouting at Brady to "tune in".
Brady barked back to the Burnley boss telling him: "I know where he f****** is, I just can't stop him. What do you want me to do?"
Chelsea fans were quick to praise Hudson-Odoi for his performance with many of them taking to Twitter to make their feelings known.
Hudson-Odoi has started both matches for Chelsea since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard and is already shaping up to be an important part of the German's plans.
He has been involved in five goals in his last eight starts for the Blues and was unlucky not to add a strike to his assist against Burnley too.
The winger drove into the box early in the second-half and hit a shot that was deflected onto the post with the score still at 1-0.
His contribution earned him a rest towards the end of the match with Reece James coming on to replace the youngster ahead of a busy run of fixtures.
Chelsea's first win under Tuchel puts them up to seventh in the table and within touching distance of the top-four.
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