Chelsea are desperate to continue their unbeaten run when they return to Premier League action to host Burnley this weekend.
The Blues will be looking to make it eight wins in all competitions following a run that started after a 1-0 defeat to Juventus at the end of September.
Thomas Tuchel’s table-toppers have won their last four outings in the top-flight since their only league defeat at Stamford Bridge to Manchester City.
Burnley, meanwhile, present a favourable fixture for Chelsea with Sean Dyche’s side down in 18th after just one victory all campaign.
The Premier League contest is set to take place on Saturday, November 6.
It will take place at Stamford Bridge with a kick-off time of 3pm.
Chelsea boast an fine recent record against Burnley having won their last four Premier League games against the Clarets.
Chelsea v Burnley: Team news
Chelsea: Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are both still expected to miss the fixture due to ankle and hamstring problems respectively.
Mateo Kovacic joined the pair in the treatment room after he picked up an injury in training prior to the 3-0 win over Newcastle.
Mason Mount is also a doubt after he missed the last two games through illness but Christian Pulisic made his return to action in midweek.
Burnley meanwhile will be without Aaron Lennon who is unwell while Dale Stephens is still ruled out with an ankle issue.
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Chelsea vs Burnley: Match facts
- Chelsea have won their last four Premier League games against Burnley, scoring 12 and conceding twice in this run.
- Burnley have won just one of their 14 Premier League games against Chelsea (D3 L10). However, five of the six points they’ve won in the competition against the Blues have come at Stamford Bridge (W1 D2 L4).
- After winning just three of their first 30 Premier League games in London (D4 L23), Burnley have won five of their last eight top-flight games in the capital (L3).
- None of the 14 Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Burnley have ended nil-nil – indeed, all 14 matches have seen at least one goal scored in the first half, the most meetings between two teams in Premier League history to have seen at least one goal scored in the first 45 minutes in every match.
- Chelsea have scored 16 goals in their opening five home Premier League games this season (W4 L1), their joint-most at this stage of a Premier League season, also netting 16 in 2010-11. They’ve only scored more at this stage in two previous top-flight seasons: 17 in 1959-60 and 22 in 1958-59.
- This will be Chelsea’s second consecutive Saturday 3pm kick-off in the Premier League, having faced Newcastle last week. The last time they played on consecutive Saturdays with a 3pm kick-off in the league was in August 2016, with the second game in that run a 3-0 home win over Burnley.
- Burnley picked up their first Premier League victory of the season last time out against Brentford – the Clarets are looking to win consecutive league games for the first time since January, when they beat Liverpool and Aston Villa.
- This will be Thomas Tuchel’s 30th Premier League game in charge of Chelsea – the Blues have kept 18 clean sheets since his first game in charge in January, four more than any other side, while only José Mourinho ever kept more than 18 in his first 30 games in charge in the competition (22).
- In just five Premier League starts this season, Reece James has been directly involved in six goals for Chelsea (four goals, two assists), the joint-most of any Blues player alongside Mateo Kovacic. The 21-year-old has scored in every game so far this campaign in which he’s played more than 45 minutes.
- Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet has scored four goals in his first five Premier League appearances, netting their third goal in a 3-1 win over Brentford in their last game. It is the joint-most goals scored in a player’s first five Premier League appearances when each appearance has come for a side starting the day in the relegation zone, equaling Demba Ba’s four in five for West Ham in February and March 2011.