Chelsea vs Burnley
Chelsea football team welcome Sean Dyche’s side to Stamford Bridge this afternoon looking to claim their first victory under new head coach Thomas Tuchel. It’s no doubt that Burnley are hard but to crack, but it must be cracked by Chelsea if they want to regain confidence in the title chase.
The German tactician, who replaced Frank Lampard at the helm at the start of the week, oversaw a 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday evening. But with just a day to prepare for that match, few expected a refined display from the Blues under their new head coach.
It will be a different story today. Tuchel has had several days to work with his squad on the training pitches at Cobham and several of his tactical demands should be imbued within the side.
Burnley will not be easy to overcome, however. The Clarets have won their last three games in all competitions, during which they have defeated both Liverpool and Aston Villa.
With this interesting Burnley form, you are surely going to see a cracker in 45th-minute time.
Well, the Chelsea vs Burnley game sees Marcos Alonso is now back to the squad for Chelsea for the first time since that draw with West Brom.
There are also starts for Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham. Callum Hudson-Odoi retains his spot at right wing-back.
Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta; Silva, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic; Alonso; Mount, Abraham, Werner
Chelsea substitutes: Kepa, Christensen, Kante, Pulisic, Zouma, Giroud, James, Havertz