Chelsea vs Burnley Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Chelsea vs Burnley
English Premier League, England
Date: Monday, 22nd April 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 UK Time
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England

Chelsea continuing their battle for top four finish in the Premier League this Monday as they host Burnley. Maurizio Sarri’s side targeting all three points since they are playing in front of their home crowd at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Burnley Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for this Moonday Premier League clash.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Chelsea

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Kepa(g);Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Emerson(def);Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek(mid);Hudson-Odoi, Higuain, Hazard(att).

Burnley

Expected Formation: 4-4-2

Probable Lineups:Heaton(g);Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor(def)Henrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeill (mid); Woods, Barnes(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this Premier League battle at Stamford Bridge, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Chelsea

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWLW

Apart from losing against Liverpool, The Blues have been doing very well recently. Sarri’s side collecting four wins and just that one defeat in their last five fixtures.

Their latest result was a thrilling 4-3 win over Slavia Prague in Europa League. A positive win that can help them regaining that confidence back after losing against The Reds.

Burnley

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LLWWW

The Clarets are also showing positive trend of late as they picking up three straight wins ahead of the Monday clash. In their recent games, Sean Dyche’s side defeated the likes of Wolves, Bournemouth and Cardiff City.

Those run of victories can give Burnley that needed confidence as they set to face Chelsea. Dyche won’t be shy on targeting all three points, knowing the home team can be vulnerable at times.

Team News

Chelsea

Sarri’s side doesn’t have too many injury problems to face aside from Antonio Rudiger who is still absent. Andreas Christensen is set to get the nod in place of the German international at the back.

Eden Hazard should be available to lead Chelsea’s front line once again on Monday. The Belgium will be accompanied by Hudson-Odoi and misfiring Gonzalo Higuain.

Burnley

The visitor will have more injuries to cope with as they are without some important names. Aaron Lennon, Defour, and Peter Crouch are all unavailable for Monday clash.

This means that Dyche will be counting on Hendrick, Westwood, Cork and McNeill in midfield. Up front, The Clarets are hoping that Barnes and Wood duo can create problems for Chelsea.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been dominated by Chelsea with four wins and one draw.

Their most recent matchup was on October 28, 2018 in which The Blues end up winning 4-0.

Match Prediction

Playing at home will give an extra motivation for Chelsea to push hard for all three points. The Blues could temporarily go up into third place should they win on Monday.

However, Burnley won’t make things easy as they are keen on maintaining their recent run of good form. The Blues are favorite to win, but they must not underestimate their opponent.

Final Score: 2-0

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