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CHELSEA VS BURNLEY: Team News, Possible XI, H2H & Prediction

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 10/01/2020

Chelsea will entertain Burnley on Saturday at the Stamford Bridge as they aim to maintain the top four spot in the Premier League. 

TEAM NEWS:

CHELSEA:

Frank Lampard will miss the services of Olivier Giroud and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for the match against Burley, the rest of the squad are fit to play and Lampard has a huge squad to choose his starting eleven from.

BURNLEY:

Ashley Barnes is doubtful for the clash and the Clarets will also do without Johann Berg Gudmundson and Chris Wood with both down with hamstring injury. Jay Rodriguez is expected to be named in the attack.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Saturday's match represents the 100th competitive meeting between the two 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 have prevailed in just one of the last 11 encounters in the Premier League.

However, they are unbeaten in their last two visits to Stamford Bridge, with a 2-2 draw being recorded in this fixture last season.

RECENT FORM

CHELSEA:

The Blues has suffered a dip in form of late after an impressive start to the season, in their last five games they won three and drew one and lost one.

Chelsea is fourth on the Premier League and they still have the opportunity to maintain the Champions League slot if they avoid unnecessary slip-ups.

BURNLEY:

The Clarets are on the 15th position in the Premier League and they won just two games in their last five games with four ending in defeats.

Sean Dyche will look to improve on their poor performance when they place Chelsea in their upcoming clash.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

CHELSEA:

Arrizabalaga; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi

BURNLEY:

Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, Brady; McNeil, Vydra

PREDICTION:

Chelsea 2-1 Burnley
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