Chelsea will offer to make it three Premier League victories in a row when they travel to Turf Moor on Saturday evening to take on Burnley.
The Blues are as of now third in the table, 16 points behind leaders Manchester City with two games close by, while Burnley at 18th position, one point from 17th Everton ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.
Burnley’s new structure has been great, getting seven points from three matches against Brighton and Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, and Crystal Palace between February 19 and February 26, yet they will enter this match off the rear of a frustrating 2-0 home loss to Leicester City on Tuesday.
The outcome left the Clarets in 18th position in the table, one point behind 17th-placed Everton, who have a game close by, while they are only two focuses behind 16th-placed Leeds United and have a match spare on the Whites.
Newcastle United has impelled themselves up the table lately, however, Brentford and Leeds will positively both be looking over their shoulders at a vital stage of the campaign, and Burnley has a tremendous match away to Brentford one weekend from now prior to opening April at home to Manchester City.
Sean Dyche’s side has just won three Premier League matches this season, which is the most obviously awful record in the division, however, they have just lost four of their 12 fixtures at Turf Moor, drawing six times in the process.
Burnley has likewise not beaten Chelsea in the Premier League since August 2017, when they won 3-2 at Stamford Bridge, however, the points were partaken in a 1-1 attract London recently, with Matej Vydra netting late to counteract the first-half exertion from Kai Havertz.
Chelsea has not really been in Premier League activity since February 19, when they recorded a 1-0 triumph at Crystal Palace, however, the Blues have played multiple times since that apparatus at Selhurst Park.
Without a doubt, they recorded a 2-0 win over Lille in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash on February 22losing on penalties to Liverpool in last the end of the week’s EFL Cup last, which was completed goalless.
Thomas Tuchel’s side was back to winning routes in the FA Cup on Wednesday, recording a 3-2 triumph at Luton Town to advance to the quarter-finals, and they will currently switch their consideration back to the Premier League, with the capital side hoping to make it three successes in succession in England’s top flight.
A record of 50 points from 25 matches has left the Blues in the third spot in the table, three points in front of fourth-set Manchester United with two games close by, while they have two matches spare on leaders Man City, who are 16 points in front of them at the summit.
Chelsea has been amazing on their movements in the league this term, getting 27 points from 13 matches, while they have never lost a Premier League match at Turf Moor, which has been a cheerful hunting ground for them in late seasons.
Burnley will again be without the services of Erik Pieters, Dale Stephens, Matej Vydra, and Johann Berg Gudmundsson on Saturday, while Ben Mee is a significant uncertain because of the knee issue that he endured against Leicester the last break.
Dyche said during his pre-match question and answer session that it is “dicey” regarding whether the central defender makes the match, however, it gives the idea that he is probably going to be accessible.
Wout Weghorst has dazzled since his appearance in January and will go on in the last third of the field alongside Maxwel Cornet, with Aaron Lennon set to feature off the right.
With respect to Chelsea, Ben Chilwell is out for the rest of the period following a knee activity, while Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta are probably not going to be accessible, but Hakim Ziyech and Trevoh Chalobah should both be in the squad.
Chalobah experienced a crotch issue against Liverpool, which prompted him to require stitches, but the center-back relied upon to be accessible for this match and could return into the three.
Reece James featured off the seat against Luton and could now begin at Burnley, while N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic should include in central midfield.
Romelu Lukaku was on the scoresheet in the FA Cup the last break, and Belgium worldwide could be given the gesture in the last third with help from Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.
Burnley’s possible starting lineup:
Pope; Roberts, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Lennon, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Weghorst, Cornet
Chelsea’s possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Chalobah, T Silva, Rudiger; James, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Havertz, Lukaku, Mount