Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be delighted with the improved defensive displays in recent weeks. Although it wasn’t a pretty performance against Manchester United last Saturday, it was a move in the right direction, and the 4-0 win over Krasnodar during the week would have been a big confidence boost.
The Blues face a Burnley side this weekend who have yet to win in the Premier League this season. Sean Dyche’s team currently sit 18th in the table, having picked up just one solitary point from five games, having scored only three goals.
In terms of team news, Thiago Silva should be back in the fold after being rested for Wednesday’s trip to Russia by Lampard. Reserve keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is still sidelined with a shoulder injury so Willy Caballero will take his place on the bench, while Billy Gilmour is recovering his fitness after knee surgery.
Burnley could have Erik Pieters back, who has been carrying a knock, but there are still doubts over Phil Bardsley, who needs to pass a COVID-19 test after testing positive for the virus before the West Brom game ten days ago. Captain Ben Mee (thigh) and Jack Cork (ankle) remain on the sidelines.
The bookmakers have made Chelsea the firm favourites with Betway pricing them at 11/20 for the win. A draw is 15/4 with Bet365 while a Burnley victory is 11/2 at BetVictor.
Predicted Score – 1-0 to Chelsea