Burnley vs Chelsea LIVE: Timo Werner DROPPED as Frank Lampard’s men head to Turf Moor with Sean Dyche’s struggling side hoping for first win… follow all the action right here
- Chelsea travel to Burnley and will aim to return to winning ways in the league
- Sean Dyche’s side are languishing in the bottom three and are without a win
- Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor, Westwood, Brownhill, Stephens, McNeil, Wood, Barnes
- Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Mount, Kante, Havertz, Ziyech, Abraham, Pulisic
- Latest Premier League news, live action and results can be found here
- Premier League table – as it stands
Chelsea make the trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley and will look to build on their European victory in mid-week.
The 4-0 thrashing of Krasnodar in Russia will inspire hope that Chelsea can return to winning ways in the league after consecutive draws with Manchester United and Southampton.
Burnley, meanwhile, are yet to pick up their first win of the season. Typically a certainty to avoid the drop, Sean Dyche’s men will be hoping to cause an upset and haul themselves back on track.
Sportsmail’s DANIEL DAVIS will provide live coverage of Burnley vs Chelsea including the score, lineups and updates.
Many thought Chelsea would be full of attacking quality after their £253million summer spree. But after two clean sheets in a row, it is their defensive additions making all the difference.
Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva have plugged holes in Frank Lampard’s shaky backline and now Chelsea will be on the hunt for their fourth straight clean sheet today.
My colleague SAM BLITZ took a look at the impact both players have made so far.
The pre-match signs don’t make for particularly good reading for the Burnley faithful.
It has been 47 years since they last recorded a home win over Chelsea, and that came in August 1973.
Their only triumph against the Blues was in August 2017, a 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge.
But this season has already thrown up plenty of shocks and surprise results so far… will there be another one today?
We’ve just over 20 minutes away from kick off at Turf Moor, and both sets of players are being put through their paces.
Edouard Mendy and Willy Caballero have been snapped warming up, with the under-fire Kepa Arrizabalaga missing out today through injury.
It would be fair to say that Chelsea’s new No 1 has been superb since arriving in the summer from Rennes.
Earlier this week, Frank Lampard had backed Hakim Ziyech to be the man who makes his team tick, and hopes hoping the winger can prove a worthy successor to Eden Hazard.
Lampard wanted to sign someone who can unlock deep-lying defences. Ziyech started for the first time on Wednesday as Chelsea beat Krasnodar 4-0 in the Champions League and will make his league bow today.
Sean Dyche admits he has been kept out of the loop regarding a proposed £200million takeover, despite playing an instrumental role in shaping the club’s identity since joining eight years ago.
Chairman Mike Garlick’s preferred bid is from Mohamed El Kashashy, an Egyptian entrepreneur, and Chris Farnell, a Cheshire-based sports lawyer, who have promised to keep him on the board.
The Chelsea boss has well and truly reshuffled his ranks after the midweek action!
Thiago Silva, Ngolo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount have all been handed recalls.
Out go Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic, Timo Werner and Jorginho.
Dale Stephens has come in for Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who misses out entirely this afternoon due to a calf injury.
Apart from that it is the same starting XI which fell to a narrow defeat against Tottenham last weekend.
Starting XI: Mendy, James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Mount, Kante, Havertz, Ziyech, Abraham, Pulisic
Substitutes: Caballero, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Giroud
Starting XI: Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor, Westwood, Brownhill, Stephens, McNeil, Wood, Barnes
Substitutes: Peacock-Farrell, Rodriguez, Dunne, Thompson, Richardson, Brady, Vydra
Hello, all! Welcome along to Sportsmail’s live coverage of struggling Burnley’s home clash against Chelsea.
The hosts are without a win so far this season and talk of an imminent takeover has left even Sean Dyche in the dark. What an opportunity to lift the doom and gloom this is.
Chelsea, meanwhile, earned an emphatic Champions League win in Krasnodar in midweek and will be hoping to pick up another victory today.
We’ll bring you the team news very shortly…
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