Lampard Worried On As Four Players Are Fighting For Spot In Chelsea Attack

Chelsea stormed past Russian side Krasnodar on Wednesday as four of their attacking stars all netted in the 4-0 drubbing.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic all got themselves on the score-sheet.

But Frank Lampard will find it difficult to start them all for the Premier League clash at Turf Moor.

Likely to field a 4-2-3-1, Edouard Mendy will retain his place in goal.

Reece James is set to start at right-back, with Ben Chilwell on the left.

Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma will likely continue their partnership in the heart of defence – keeping the likes of Fikayo Tomori and Andreas Christensen out of the XI.

In midfield N'Golo Kante and Jorginho will carry on in their deep, double-pivot, with Mateo Kovacic on the bench.

Kai Havertz is set to start in the No10 role, flanked by Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic, keeping Mason Mount out of the starting XI.

Timo Werner is expected start as the sole centre-forward, with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud warming the bench.

However, for a bit of extra width, Lampard could play a 3-4-3, with Silva and Zouma joined by Cesar Azpilicueta in the heart of defence.

Chilwell and James would then push further up in the wing-back roles – with Kante and Jorginho still in the middle.

Hudson-Odoi will hope to get a look in on one of the flanks in this set-up.

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Chelsea take on Burnley on Saturday afternoon October 31 with kick-off at 3pm.

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