Chelsea visit the struggling Clarets on Saturday after a convincing midweek Champions League showing in Russia.

The Blues played out a frustrating goalless draw last week at Old Trafford and will be looking to getting a consistent runs of results against Burnley, who sit 18th in the table with a sole point earned in their first five league outings this season.

The hosts gave Tottenham a run for their money on Monday but succumbed to defeat with the in-form Heung-Min Son bagging the only goal of the game. Though the phrase ‘major upset’ seems to have lost all meaning since the start of the season, it’d be a real shocker if Sean Dyche’s men can get the better of Chelsea.

Christian Pulisic bagged a perfect hat-trick in this fixture last season as Chelsea came out 4-2 winners on the night around a year back.


Burnley have been hard done by injuries just like the rest of the league. Johann Berg Gudmundsson is a doubt for the home side. The Iceland international sustained a calf strain in Monday’s defeat to Tottenham and will be monitored.

Defenders Erik Pieters, Phil Bardsley and Ben Mee remain sidelined through injury.

Midfielder Jack Cork will be unavailable for selection too.




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