Chelsea will look to record successive Premier League wins for the first time this season when they face Burnley on Saturday.
The Blues snapped a three-game winless run to beat neighbours Fulham on Monday to record only their second top-flight victory.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side still sit 11th in the table with eight points, only four clear of opponents Burnley in the relegation zone.
Chelsea haven’t secured back-to-back away wins in 2023 and a run of fixtures including Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, Newcastle, and Man City in five of their next seven games mean they can ill-afford to drop points here.
The west Londoners can take confidence by the fact that they have won each of their last five visits to Burnley by an aggregate score of 17-3.
But the Clarets will be buoyed as well after their first Premier League win having beat Luton Town 2-1 in midweek.
Burnley vs Chelsea: How to follow
This Premier League match will take place on Saturday, October 7.
Kick-off at Turf Moor is scheduled for 3pm.
Unfortunately, this fixture will not be televised on UK screens due to the 3pm blackout in English football.
However, highlights will be available on the Sky Sports website and app shortly after the end of the match and then later on Match of the Day.
Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon as part of our GameDay Live coverage.
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Burnley vs Chelsea: Team news
Burnley XI: Trafford, Al Dakhil, Delcroix, Taylor, Brownhill, Odobert, Cullen, Vitinho, Berge, Tresor, Foster
Subs: Muric, O’Shea, Cork, Rodriguez, Roberts, Ramsey, Amdouni, Koleosho, Larsen
Chelsea XI: Sanchez, Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Cucurella, Gallagher, Caicedo, Fernandez, Sterling, Broja, Palmer
Subs: Mudryk, Madueke, Jackson, Ugochukwu, Chukwuemeka, Petrovic, Maatsen, Gilchrist, Matos
Burnley vs Chelsea: What has been said?
Kompany on Chelsea: “They’re a talented side. The first question that pops up to my mind is how unlucky they’ve been really.
“When I look at the game and see what they’re doing, I see a very good side.”
On securing their first Premier League win, Kompany added: “I can’t deny that it must be a sense of relief for a lot of the players that have never won in the Premier League.”
Burnley vs Chelsea: Match facts
- After a run of conceding at least once in 11 consecutive Premier League games (21 goals conceded), Chelsea have now kept a clean sheet in three of their last five (2 goals conceded). They’ve not kept back-to-back league clean sheets since a run of three in February.
- Both of Chelsea’s Premier League wins this season have been to nil (3-0 v Luton, 2-0 v Fulham), with the Blues winning just two of their last 26 league games when conceding at least once (D7 L17).
- Chelsea are looking to win consecutive Premier League games for the first time since March, while they last won back-to-back away league games in October last season.
- Burnley have lost all four of their Premier League home games this season; only four teams in top-flight history have ever lost their first five on home soil in a single campaign – Manchester United in 1930-31, Portsmouth in 2009-10, Bolton Wanderers in 2011-12 and Newcastle United in 2018-19 (Everton could also suffer that fate this season).
- Burnley are without a single clean sheet in 16 Premier League games against Chelsea, with only West Brom vs Arsenal (26) and Wolves vs Arsenal (18) facing an opponent more without ever recording a shutout. The Clarets’ last top-flight clean sheet against the Blues was in a 1-0 win in August 1973, with Alan Stevenson in goal for them that day.
- Chelsea have won seven of their eight away Premier League visits to Turf Moor against Burnley, drawing the other. No team has played more away games against an opponent in the competition without losing.
- Burnley have won just one of their 16 Premier League matches against Chelsea (D4 L11), a 3-2 away win in August 2017 when the Blues were reigning champions.
- Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling has been involved in 18 goals in his last 17 Premier League games against promoted sides (14 goals, 4 assists), netting a brace in his last two such appearances against Nottingham Forest in May and Luton Town this season.
- Having won five and drawn two of his first seven Premier League meetings with Burnley, Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino lost his last game against the Clarets, going down 2-1 with Spurs in February 2019. However, the Argentine has won 85.4% of his Premier League games against promoted sides (35/41), the highest ratio of any manager to take charge of at least 10 such matches.
- Burnley manager Vincent Kompany could become the fourth manager to lose his first five Premier League home games in charge, after Mick McCarthy in 2003, Terry Connor in 2012 and Chris Ramsey in 2015. Kompany would be the first to do so from the start of a campaign.
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