Burnley vs Chelsea lineups, 3 predictions – Lyle Foster a threat to the Blues’ resurgence

Burnley vs Chelsea lineups, 3 predictions – Lyle Foster a threat to the Blues’ resurgence
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All eyes will be at Turf Moor as Burnley vs Chelsea trade hard tackles in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The game kicks off at 15:00 BST, 7 October 2023.

Following their recent win against Fulham, the Blues are looking to claim their third successive victory in all competitions for the first time this season, and will fight to achieve this and set their season back on track.

Meanwhile, having picked up their first three points of the league season in a 2-1 victory over Luton Town last Tuesday, the Clarets will exude confidence as they take on a Chelsea side who seem to have found their rhythm. However, with Lyle Foster back in the team, Vincent Kompany's side can aim to beat Chelsea as they fight to improve on their points tally this season.

Burnley vs Chelsea probable lineups

This is how we think both teams will line up in this Premier League match:

Burnley

James Trafford; Connor Roberts, Ameen Al-Dakhil, Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor; Josh Cullen, Sander Berge, Josh Brownhill; Jacob Bruun Larsen, Lyle Foster, Zeki Amdouni.

Chelsea

Robert Sanchez; Levi Colwil, Thiago Silva, Axel Disasi, Marc Cucurella; Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo, Conor Gallagher; Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson, Cole Palmer.

Burnley vs Chelsea confirmed lineups

Burnley

Burnley
4-3-3
1
James Trafford
gb
22
Vitinho
br
28
Ameen Al-Dakhil
be
44
Hannes Delcroix
be
3
Charlie Taylor
gb
16
Sander Berge
no
24
Joshua Cullen
ie
8
Josh Brownhill
gb
47
Wilson Odobert
fr
17
Lyle Foster
za
31
Mike Tresor
be
Substitutes
21
Aaron Ramsey
gb
4
Jack Cork
gb
30
Luca Koleosho
it
25
Zeki Amdouni
ch
49
Arijanet Muric
xk
34
Jacob Bruun Larsen
dk
14
Connor Roberts
gb
2
Dara O'Shea
ie
9
Jay Rodriguez
gb

Chelsea

Chelsea
4-3-3
1
Robert Sanchez
es
3
Marc Cucurella
es
2
Axel Disasi
fr
6
Thiago Silva
br
26
Levi Colwill
gb
23
Conor Gallagher
gb
25
Moises Caicedo
ec
8
Enzo Fernandez
ar
20
Cole Palmer
gb
19
Armando Broja
al
7
Raheem Sterling
gb
Substitutes
42
Alfie Gilchrist
gb
17
Carney Chukwuemeka
gb
15
Nicolas Jackson
sn
16
Lesley Ugochukwu
fr
28
Djordje Petrovic
rs
29
Ian Maatsen
nl
11
Noni Madueke
gb
10
Mykhailo Mudryk
ua
52
Alex Matos
gb

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Burnley vs Chelsea predictions

Prediction 1: Chelsea to emerge victorious

Chelsea have won five of their last six games against Burnley and are on the back of two straight wins. Burnley have lost each of their four home games in the Premier League this season, a poor home form pits them as likely losers in this contest. Nonetheless, with Lyle Foster back in scoring terms, the South African can pose some serious threat to Chelsea's new resurgence. But be that as it may, we are still backing Mauricio Pochettino's men to carry the day.

Chelsea players celebrate Mykhaylo Mudryk's goal
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Prediction 2: Both teams to score

This match will be keenly contested as Burnley are looking to take steps in the right direction having picked their first win; they'll now work to improve on their home form with Chelsea's visit a true test for them at the Turf Moor. And for Chelsea, extending their good record against the Clarets is a watchward; making this encounter one where both sides will come out to get goals. With these in mind, we back the game to end with goals on both sides.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals

Burnley and Chelsea will have their tails up in this game, as both teams come into this battle with something good to build on.
Granted, the Blues have not been involved in high-scoring games in their last five, and Burnley's last three have produced this market, we still back this clash to end with at least three goals. We expect goals as these teams look to build on their last game performances.

Burnley vs Chelsea head-to-head

The head-to-head record of this fixture since 2014 shows that out of 14 games played, Chelsea have won 9 times, Burnley have won 1, while 4 games ended in a draw.

Burnley recent form

Luton 1-2 Burnley (03/10) – Premier League

Newcastle 2-0 Burnley (30/09) – Premier League

Salford City 0-4 Burnley (26/09) – Carabao Cup

Burnley 0-1 Man United (23/09) – Premier League

N. Forest 1-1 Burnley (18/09) – Premier League

Chelsea recent form

Fulham 0-2 Chelsea (02/10) – Premier League

Chelsea 1-0 Brighton (27/09) – Carabao Cup

Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa (24/09) – Premier League

Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea (17/09) – Premier League

Chelsea 0-1 N. Forest (02/09) – Premier League

Where to watch Burnley vs Chelsea live in UK

Football fans in the United Kingdom will be able to watch Burnley lock horns with Chelsea on Saturday on Premier Sports 1 HD, and Premier Player HD.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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