Confirmed: Chelsea v Burnley lineups

Chelsea Stand

Here is how Chelsea and Burnley will line up for this afternoon’s Premier League encounter:

Chelsea take on Burnley at Stamford Bridge this afternoon with Jose Mourinho’s side knowing they can, at least temporarily, widen the gap between them and second-placed Manchester City.

That gap is currently seven points, and with City not playing until this evening, Chelsea will want to deliver a psychological blow if the reigning champions still have aspirations of retaining their crown.

The last time Burnley won a league game way to Chelsea was in 1971, but in the six matches that followed they have picked up just a single point.

That would do very nicely this afternoon, with Sean Dyche’s side a point away from temporary safety although there is still a lot of football to be played.

Chelsea’s clean-sheet record at Stamford Bridge this season – 16 in their last 20 matches – tells its own story but if anyone can score against the Blues this afternoon it is the in-form and allegedly in-demand Danny Ings.

Chelsea lineup

Starting:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Filipe Luis
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Juan Cuadrado
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Oscar
  • Diego Costa

Substitutes: Petr Cech, César Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Ramires, Willian, Didier Drogba, Loïc Remy.

Burnley lineup

Starting:

  • Tom Heaton
  • Ben Mee
  • Michael Keane
  • Jason Shackell
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Scott Arfield
  • George Boyd
  • David Jones
  • Michael Kightly
  • Ashley Barnes
  • Danny Ings

Substitutes: Matthew Gilks, Michael Duff, Steven Reid, Stephen Ward, Ross Wallace, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Sam Vokes.

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