With Eden Hazard being a doubt due to a back injury, the Blues return to domestic action as they travel north to visit Burnley this weekend.
Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea have made a convincing start to their Premier League season, sitting just two points behind league leaders Manchester City. With a Thursday night victory over BATE in the Europa League, the Blues have secured maximum points in the competition.
On the other hand, the Clarets have had a really hard time due to their inconsistency and sloppy defending at the back. Sean Dyche’s Burnley currently sit at 13th in the league table and after a dreadful 5-0 loss against Man City, probably this is the worst time to face a powerhouse like Chelsea for the Clarets.
Burnley vs Chelsea Team News:
With Eden Hazard still a doubt, this might be the right time for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to show what he is capable of if given a chance by Sarri. The youngster scored a hattrick against BATE and that makes him a good option. Although Sarri is still expecting that the Belgian forward will regain his fitness and will be involved in the clash.
Whereas for Burnley, Nick Pope and Stephen Ward still remain out. However, there is an outside chance for Ben Gibson and Robbie Brady to grab some game-time.
Eden Hazard is a doubt but still likely to feature. Jorginho and Kante will be a key duo in the midfield in case the Belgian doesn’t play. Olivier Giroud is expected to start ahead of Alvaro Morata as the Spaniard hasn’t been in a good form lately.
Burnley vs Chelsea Possible Lineup:
Chelsea possible starting lineup (4-3-3):
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Morata, Hazard.
Burnley possible starting lineup (4-4-1-1):
Hart; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Cork, Defour, Lennon; Barnes; Vokes.
Burnley vs Chelsea Recent Form (Latest Result First):
Burnley vs Chelsea Betting Odds ( Subject To Change):
Burnley to win– 39/4
Chelsea to win– 20/57
Burnley vs Chelsea Live Streaming:
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