English Premier League match preview, team news and forecast lineups: Burnley v Chelsea – originally published on Sportslens.com
Chelsea won only two Premier League games in 2020-21. Six games , three draws and one loss, and they'll want their third league win tomorrow when they visit Turf Moor to face Burnley.
The Blues won their second group game of the Champions League on Wednesday 4-0 against FC Krasnodar and will appreciate their chances of another win against Sean Dyche's men.
The Clarets nearly held Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, but a 76th-minute header from Son Heung-Min helped the visitors take all three points.
Burnley to win five Premier League games If they tie once and the other four lose, they really want something against Chelsea.
With a takeover on the horizon, Dyche and his players could be in the mood to do their best, and it won't be easy for the Blues should that happen.
Thiago Silva was rested for the trip to Russia and it remains to be seen whether the experienced Brazilian central defender will be back in the line-up for tomorrow's trip.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is still returning to training despite a shoulder injury, while Billy Gilmour is still out.
Chelsea have plenty of options, however, and the duo will not miss out. Hence, Lampard's biggest headache for the game is who is supposed to make their starting line-up.
On the flip side, Dyche will miss some of its key players and hope that the potential owners will do some quality recruitment in the transfer window in the future.
Phil Bardsley has to return a negative coronavirus test after missing the Spurs game due to self-isolation while Erik Pieters continues to have doubts about a calf problem.
Jack Cork and Ben Mee could also not be available for selection as they are not yet fully fit.
Prospective Chelsea XI
James, Rüdiger, Zouma, Chilwell
. Kante, Jorginho
Ziyech, Havertz, Pulisic
Estimated Burnley XI
Lowton, Long, Tarkowski , Taylor
Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeill