– Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will face a decision over whether or not he starts Eden Hazard at Turf Moor today.
The Belgian international didn’t train with his teammates at Cobham on Friday after picking up a back injury in the draw against Manchester United last weekend. Stating he was unsure if he would be fit for the trip at Burnely, Sarri may elect to not risk the 27-year-old with Pedro now back to full fitness.
However, he can bring Hazard on the bench so he can bring him on if the Blues need a goal providing he is fit.
– Willian will start his ninth match on the trot for the Blues after impressing in midweek, with Alvaro Morata replacing Olivier Giroud upfront after another frustrating 90 minutes for the Frenchman.
– Despite impressing in the comfortable win over BATE, Cahill, Christensen, Davide Zappacosta and Emerson Palmieri will all drop out.
– Jorginho rested in Europa League and he is expected to start today
The Clarets will welcome back Robbie Brady for the first time since he badly injured his knee last December, while Ben Gibson is out with a hernia injury and Aaron Lennon through illness
PREDICTED LINE UPS
BURNLEY – Hart; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Defour, Cork, Brady; Hendrick, Vokes.
CHELSEA – Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Morata, Pedro.
Kick Off: 2.30 pm GMT
Referee: Craig Pawson
Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley, UK