Chelsea Vs Burnley Preview: Team News, Line-Ups, Key Players

Chelsea Team News

Eden Hazard will miss the start of the season through injury, while Diego Costa continues to be frozen out despite Alvaro Morata’s poor performance on his debut against Arsenal.Victor Moses, Chelsea’s goalscorer in the Community Shield, is suspended for the game against Burnley as a consequence of his sending off in last season’s FA Cup final New signing Tiemoue Bakayoko starts the new season injured, meanwhile.Pedro was sent off for a rash challenge in the Community Shield, but he will not receive a ban due to the game being considered a stand-along fixture on the calendar. 

Chelsea Predicted Starting Line up 3-4-3

 Key Players

it is a huge boost to Chelsea that Pedro will not be suspended as he will now be one of the Blues’ key attacking figures. New signing Alvaro Morata already has a point to prove

Burnley Team News

Long-term absentee Dean Marney is Burnley’s only injury concern at the start of the new season. Sean Dyche says he is spoiled for choice ahead of the new season with Charlie Taylor and Phil Bardsley pushing for debuts at full-back, and Jack Cork and Jon Walters joining further up the pitch.

Burnley Predicted Starting line up 4-4-2

 Key Players

Tom Heaton made more saves than any other goalkeeper last season, with 143, and is likely to be busy against the champions on the opening day.Sam Vokes scored five goals in the final five games of last season to finish as the Clarets top scorer on 12 for the season. At the other end of the pitch

Head to Head Stats

Feb 12, 2017: Burnley 1-1 Chelsea
Aug 27, 2016: Chelsea 3-0 Burnley
Feb 21, 2015: Chelsea 1-1 Burnley
Aug 18, 2014: Burnley 1-3 Chelsea
Jan 30, 2010: Burnley 1-2 Chelsea