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Chelsea predicted lineup vs Burnley - Premier League

Max Parsons
Chelsea will hope for more of the same
Chelsea will hope for more of the same / David Lidstrom/GettyImages
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Chelsea resume their Premier League campaign on Saturday afternoon, hosting Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel's men have every reason to feel confident, aiming for their eighth consecutive win in all competitions. The Blues have most recently beaten Malmo in the Champions League to all but mathematically seal their place in the last 16 and have won their previous four in the Premier League - currently sitting three points clear at the top of the table.

A whole 17 places below them lie Saturday's visitors Burnley, who have lost five and drawn four of their opening ten league fixtures. They most recently picked up their first victory of the campaign - a 3-1 win over Brentford - although still sit three points adrift of safety.

Here's who Tuchel could set out with to win this (mis)match.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Antonio Ruediger
Antonio Rudiger is a stalwart / David Lidstrom/GettyImages

Edouard Mendy (GK) - Arguably the best goalkeeper on the planet right now, Mendy has conceded just three league goals this season.

Cesar Azpilicueta (CB) - The ever-reliable Spaniard just does not disappoint. So consistent, so dependable, so brilliant.

Thiago Silva (CB) - Somehow, this man is 37 years of age. Still one of the best around.

Antonio Rudiger (CB) - Has developed into one of the best defenders across the continent since Tuchel's arrival at the helm.

2. Wing-backs & midfielders

Reece James, Ben Chilwell
Name a better duo. We'll wait. / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Reece James (RWB) - Quite simply breathtaking at his barnstorming best. Most definitely one of the - if not the - best right-backs in world football, looking to build on four goals and three assists in the Premier League so far this season.

Jorginho (CM) - The conductor at the heart of the side, Jorginho is inevitably going to see a lot of the ball on Saturday. A lot.

N'Golo Kante (CM) - Has struggled for match fitness this campaign but started Chelsea's last league outing and was rested in midweek, so should come back into the fold.

Ben Chilwell (LWB) - In sensational form at the moment. Will be keen to bag his fourth goal in five Premier League games on Saturday.

3. Forwards

Hakim Ziyech
Hakim Ziyech celebrates his goal in midweek / David Lidstrom/GettyImages

Callum Hudson-Odoi (RW) - Was excellent in midweek; his stunning assist alone means he deserves another start this weekend.

Kai Havertz (ST) - With both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner absent with injury, it will likely fall upon Havertz to lead the line again.

Hakim Ziyech (LW) - Seems to be enjoying his football at the moment and should be set for another start following his winning goal against Malmo.

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