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Chelsea vs Burnley: Match Preview

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Chelsea will be hosting Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday. A win will see Chelsea to leapfrog Tottenham and Arsenal at third place.

Chelsea won their last game against Slavia Praha by 4-3 at home. The win confirmed Chelsea’s progress to the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League. Now, Blues will turn their attention back to the Premier League.

Burnley won their last game at home to Cardiff City by 2-0. They are still very much ensured of their survival in the Premier League. Burnley sits at the fifteenth spot with eight points difference between them and Cardiff City at eighteenth.

Form

Chelsea – WWWLW

Sarri’s men have won four of their last five games. Their one defeat came against Premier League leaders Liverpool. Blues have been bit inconsistent in the past couple of months. Now they find themselves at fifth position, fighting for the top four position. Although at home Chelsea last lost in Janurary and have been pretty solid since.

Burnley – LLWWW

After suffering three straight defeats, Burnley now has won three games straight. Burnley is one hard team to predict. In their last ten games, they have beaten Tottenham and Wolves, managed to draw their game at Old Trafford. Then they have also managed to lose at home to Crystal Palace and Leicester. Recent form hardly matters to them, only their day does.

Injury/Suspensions

Chelsea

Ethan Ampadu and Antonio Rudiger have been ruled out due to injury. Marcos Alonso is doubtful for the game against Burnley and will most likely miss out.

Burnley

Steven Defour, Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch are all out due to injury for Sean Dyche’s side.

Probable Lineup

Chelsea

Formation: 4-4-3

Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek; Pedro, Higuain, Hazard.

Burnley

Formation: 4-4-2

Heaton; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Barnes, Wood.

Stadium

Stamford Bridge, Chelsea

Possible Outcome

Burnley will have a job on their hands if they are planning to get some points from Stamford Bridge. Only issue for Burnley is that Chelsea needs those points more than them.

Blues are in the race for top-four finish and anything but a win will hurt their cause.

We expect them to win the game against Burnley. Hazard will be a usual threat and expect some goals from other wing as wel..

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