Chelsea Vs Burnley : Match Preview, Team News And Prediction

Chelsea Vs Burnley : Match Preview, Team News And Prediction

10/8/2017


Chelsea will start their title defence on Saturday against visiting Burnley and after a not so pleasing pre-season, Antonio Conte and his boys will like to start the season with some motivating three points.
The Summer has been very frustrating for the Italian coach enduring Pre-season defeats, Transfer disappointments and even lost the Community Shield to Arsenal.

Team News

Chelsea

The Blues have added a number of signings to the squad which includes Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger, Willy Caballero and Tiemoue Bakayoko  but the Stanford Bridge boys will still have a depleted squad due to Injuries, suspension and transfers. 


Eden Hazard Is out with an Ankle injury, Victor Moses Suspended for his Red Card in the FA Cup final, Diego Costa remains in exile and Tiemoue Bakayoko, the replacement of Namanja Matic from Monaco has missed the preseason and would hardly be fit for the game.

Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses are too without recognized backups, as they head into the season, which has prompted complains from the Italian Boss over a depleted squad.

Potential Line Up

Courtois; Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill; Azpilicueta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro. 

Burnley FC

The Burnley side have only one injury issue to worry about ( Dean Marney long term knee injury) while their star player Andre Gray got sold to to Watford with a club record fee.
Sean Dyche face a big opposition on opening day, a team which are unbeaten in six games against his side.

Predicted Line Up

Heston, Ward, Keane, Mee, Lowton, Arfield, Defour, Marney, Boyd, Vokes, Gray.
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