Burnley v Chelsea: match preview | premier league

Burnley’s good run ended against Leicester on Tuesday, but seven points from three previous games saw them salvage their season. Freedom is awfully close, if they beat Chelsea and Everton lose to Tottenham then Burnley will climb free. With all the fuss surrounding Roman Abramovich’s sale of Chelsea, you could say there’s no better time to try and catch them off guard. Luton came close to doing it in the Cup on Wednesday but it’s quite likely Thomas Tuchel’s side talk at half-time reminded Chelsea of ​​their status. Sean Dyche’s side will fight, but they might be better off saving their energy for a huge relegation game with Brentford next week. Graham Searles

Saturday 3 p.m.

Location grass heath

last season Burnley 0Chelsea 3

Arbitrator Andre Marriner

This season G13 Y49 R2 3.92 cards/set

odds H 15-2 A 1-2 D 10-3

BURNLEY

Followers of Hennessey, Norris, Bardsley, Thomas, Collins, Lowton, Long, Barnes, Rodriguez, Cork

Doubtful Me (knee)

Hurt Stephens (thigh, March 12), Vydra (groin, March 12), Pieters (knee, March 18), Gudmundsson (calf, unknown)

Suspended Any

Discipline Y46 R0

Form DLWWDL

Best striker Cornet 6

CHELSEA

Followers of Bettinelli, Bergstrom, Hudson-Odoi, Simons, Sarr, Hall, Hudson-Odoi, Vale, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Saul, Werner, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Pulisic, Jorginho, Ziyech

Doubtful Azpilicueta (to hit), Christensen (achilles)

Hurt Chilwell (knee, unknown)

Suspended Any

Discipline Y42 R1

Form DDLDWW

Best striker Mount 7

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