Burnley vs Chelsea Lineup, Team News and Kick Off Time. The Score Nigeria will take you through the possible Chelsea lineup and team news as they travel away to Turf Moor to face Burnley in the Premier League Matchday 7 on Saturday, 31 October 2020.
Chelsea have won 2 out their 6 premier league outings this season, draw three and lost at home to Liverpool.
The blues draw 3-3 with Southampton in their previous game in the Matchday 6, Chelsea beat Krasnodar 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League outing on Tuesday night.
Chelsea’s relentless schedule continues with a third successive away game and the hope of the first Premier League three-point haul since the start of this month. There is an opportunity to climb the table, with just six points separating the top 15 clubs, and confidence should be high after Wednesday.
On a lush, bumpy surface in Krasnodar the Blues won 4-0, recording the biggest margin of victory by an English team on Russian soil in the Champions League and taking the lead in Group E.
Yet after successive Premier League draws Frank Lampard’s men will want to make headway against Burnley, a team who find themselves early occupants of a relegation slot thanks in part to playing one game fewer than most.
The trip to the Lancashire moors should hold no fear. Since the start of last season only Manchester City (50) have scored more Premier League goals on the road than Chelsea’s 45. That tally includes four scored against Burnley in this fixture almost exactly a year ago, when Christian Pulisic pocketed a 36-minute hat-trick.
Burnley vs Chelsea is schedule to take place at the Turf Moor stadium at 3:00pm UK time, we would quickly run down their expected starting XI lineup of both teams
Frank Lampard will be delighted that his triple substitution and switch to a 4-3-3 in Russia had such a remedial effect, the Blues netting four goals in the wake of two successive 0-0 draws. In the quest to find balance across the whole team and bringing the best out in all the players in the squad, he has used a variety of systems even within games.
Against Krasnodar, the change delivered balance and unleashed the creativity in players either side of midfield anchor N’Golo Kante, also offering different angles of passing and pressing possibilities to kill off the game.
Players to watch: Burnley’s Dwight McNeil was the final goalscorer in last season’s corresponding H2H. His last three goals have come beyond the 76th minute of play.
Last scorer against Krasnodar in midweek, Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic bagged a hat-trick in the same H2H, and both of his prior PL match winners for the ‘Blues’ have arrived inside the first 15 minutes of the second half.
Hot stat: Four of Chelsea’s six previous PL era league visits to Turf Moor have seen one half produce exactly two match goals.
Édouard Mendy have his spot firmly locked down after a great start to his Chelsea career — leaving Willy Caballero and Petr Cech no chance with the two getting just 2.5% combined.
Chelsea’s defense has been pretty solid of late and the community wants to see this continue by sticking with pretty much the same players, at least in the league. Votes-leader Thiago Silva therefore replaces Antonio Rüdiger (13%) and Reece James comes in for César Azpilicueta (22%). Fikayo Tomori (11%) was the best of the rest.
Mateo Kovačić (44%) and Jorginho (15%) didn’t enjoy the best of performances midweek, and the voting reflected this. Instead, we get the combination that finished out the day against Krasnodar, with Mason Mount partnering Kai Havertz in midfield, and N’Golo Kanté sitting just behind them.
On the wings, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech easily locked in their spots after good performances, Callum Hudson-Odoi (11%) making way. Timo Werner received fewer votes than he’s become accustomed to, but this might be down to the increasing need to find him some rest. Regardless, Tammy Abraham (23%) and Olivier Giroud (10%) sit this one out.
The ‘wizard’ Hakim Ziyech spelled his way onto the scoresheet to mark his first start for the Londoners, Callum Hudson-Odoi notched a maiden Champions League goal, Timo Werner spanked in a penalty, and Tammy Abraham again looked so sharp setting up Christian Pulisic – all great confidence boosts.
Jorginho’s earlier miss from the spot was his second of the season, and this was the second time the Blues were awarded a pair of penalties in the same game (the other being Crystal Palace).
Last season Chelsea’s results in league games following a Champions League away trip such as this one were impressive. The Blues won 4-1 at Southampton after Lille away, and 4-2 after Ajax – at Burnley. The only loss after a midweek European flight came at West Ham following the draw at Valencia.
Chelsea possible Lineup against Burnley
Frank Lampard’s side is expected to lineup with 4-3-3 formation as Ziyech, Hervertz, Pulisic and Werner lead Chelsea starting XI against Burnley
Chelsea possible lineup
Mendy, Chilwell, Silva, Zouma, James; Kovačić, Kanté, Havertz; Pulisic, Werner, Ziyech
Burnley vs Chelsea Kick Off Time
Burnley vs Chelsea is schedule to kicks off at 16:00 GMT, (3:00 UK Time), and 4:00 NGA time at the Turf Moor stadium on Saturday, 31 October 2020.
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How to watch Burnley vs Chelsea
This match is another selected for the £14.95 BT Box Office in the UK. To find the relevant broadcaster where you are abroad, see the Premier League’s broadcast schedule pages.
It will be Chelsea’s last pay-per-view match until the end of November at least, with a decision on next steps to be debated at a meeting of Premier League chairmen in the next few weeks.
TV Channel: BT Sports, Sky Sports and ESPN will be available for Burnley vs Chelsea live stream