Chelsea will lead the Premier League by at least three points over the international break if it can dispatch Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (start time 11am ET on Peacock Premium).
The Blues’ PL-best 25 points are three more than second-place Liverpool and Thomas Tuchel will feel good about newly-healthy Christian Pulisic’s record against the Clarets.
Burnley, meanwhile, is feeling pretty good after beating Brentford at Turf Moor last weekend to win its first match of the season. The 18th-place Clarets are three points back of safety at this still-early stage in the season.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Chelsea vs Burnley.
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Chelsea team news, injuries, lineup
The Blues won’t have Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku, and Mateo Kovacic, while Mason Mount joins Christian Pulisic on the bench.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 6, 2021
Burnley team news, injuries, lineup
Dale Stephens is out and is Burnley’s lone injury concern.
📋 Here is how the Clarets line-up against Chelsea this afternoon 👇
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) November 6, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Chelsea is the weekend’s biggest favorite (-400 to win), while Burnley would net +1100 if it stunned the Blues at Stamford Bridge. A draw comes in at +210.
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There’s some danger in Chelsea’s depleted attacking corps being a bit weary, especially after a midweek match, and Burnley will be ready to make the Blues work for their points. Chelsea will find them, but it won’t be a cruise. Chelsea 2-0 Burnley.