Burnley are unchanged from their win over Brentford last time out. Dyche keeps faith with a winning line-up, which sees Cornet continue to partner Wood in the final third. Gudmundsson and McNeil operate on the flanks with Brownhill and Westwood in the centre of midfield.  Chelsea have made four changes to their side that beat Malmo during the week. Tuchel opts for the same backline, but restores James and Chilwell to the wing-back positions. Kante comes into the fold in place of Loftus-Cheek in the midfield. Barkley gets the call to replace Ziyech in the final third. Ziyech, Azpilicueta and Loftus-Cheek all drop to the bench, but there’s no place for Marcos Alonso in the squad. Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner remain sidelined. BURNLEY SUBS: Jack Cork, Ashley Barnes, Wayne Hennessey, Connor Roberts, Jay Rodriguez, Nathan Collins, Erik Pieters, Matej Vydra, Kevin Long. BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matt Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Johann Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill, Dwight McNeil; Maxwel Cornet, Chris Wood. CHELSEA SUBS: Kepa Arrizabalga, Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Trevor Chalobah, Saul Niguez, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Cesar Azpilicueta, Malang Sarr. CHELSEA (3-4-3): Edouard Mendy; Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ben Chilwell; Ross Barkley, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi. Burnley secured a massive win over Brentford in their Premier League clash last week. The Clarets earned their first victory of the campaign as goals from Chris Wood, Matt Lowton and Maxwel Cornet eased the pressure on the club after a slow start. However, Sean Dyche’s men are thrown back in at the deep end at Stamford Bridge and will have to be resilient to earn a positive result today. Chelsea enter the contest with a two-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League and have won their last seven matches on the bounce in all competitions. The Blues were clinical last week to see off Newcastle on the road and edged past Malmo during the week in their Champions League contest. Thomas Tuchel will be eyeing another three points this afternoon to regain a five-point advantage over City at the top. Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

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