Chelsea play host to Burnley within the Premier League on Saturday afternoon looking to strengthen their hold of fourth place within the standings.
Meanwhile, Burnley make the trip to Stamford Bridge having suffered three successive defeats, a run which has left them just four points above the relegation zone.
Chelsea could do without a visit from Burnley after their recent problems reception .
Burnley have only lost one among their last four games at Stamford Bridge and have the capacity to cause problems for any team.
Chelsea, who are going to be without Christian Pulisic for a fortnight due to an adductor injury,
got to sharpen up against opponents lying four points above rock bottom three.
Frank Lampard’s Blues had looked in peril of slipping out the Champions League qualification places,
but fine wins at Tottenham and Arsenal have left the Blues with a five-point cushion before they welcome an out-of-sorts Burnley.
However, instead of stick with an underdog tag, the onus is on Dyche
and his players to prove their worth at a time when the choice is there to form significant changes in personnel.
While Dyche will presumably show faith in his current group of players, Burnley have lost nine of their last 13 Premier League fixtures,
form which cannot continue if they want to increase their stay within the top flight.
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Chelsea vs Burnley Team News
With Callum Hudson-Odoi having impressed against Forest, Lampard may prefer to keep Christian Pulisic among the replacements.
Willian and Tammy Abraham should come into the starting lineup after being rested,
while the midfield three is probably going to comprise of N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.
Providing that Reece James starts at right-back, Cesar Azpilicueta is predicted to urge the nod before Emerson Palmieri on the other side of the defence.
Dyche has revealed that Ashley Barnes is probably going to miss out as he struggles to beat a groin problem.
With Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Chris Wood both carrying hamstring issues, Jay Rodriguez had been expected to be named in attack.
However, the forward, also as Phil Bardsley, are ill since the start of the week, potentially resulting in starts for Matthew Lowton and Matej Vydra.
Chelsea have ruled Christian Pulisic out thanks to an adductor injury, while Marcos Alonso is additionally again absent.
Long-term absentees Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marco van Ginkel remain on the sidelines.
Burnley are going to be without Johann Berg Gudmundsson thanks to a hamstring injury,
while Ashley Barnes is predicted to miss out with an ongoing groin problem.
Jay Rodriguez and Phil Bardsley have both missed training in the week due to flu and are being assessed.
Chris Wood is probably going to recover in time from a hamstring issue, while Ben Gibson is back in training after a groin problem.
Chelsea vs Burnley Line Up
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Arrizabalaga; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi
Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, Brady; McNeil, Vydra
Chelsea vs Burnley Head to Head
Saturday’s match represents the 100th competitive meeting between the 2 clubs, with Burnley currently edging the head-to-head by a 38-37 margin.
Despite the Clarets holding a narrow advantage from a historical perspective,
they need prevailed in only one among the last 11 encounters within the Premier League.
However, they’re unbeaten in their last two visits to Stamford Bridge, with a 2-2 draw being recorded during this fixture last season.
How To Watch Chelsea vs Burnley
TV channel: The match will not be televised in the UK due to TV blackout restrictions regarding 3pm kick-offs.
Live stream: We will be bringing you all the action via our rolling match blog with Jack Rosser at Stamford Bridge.
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