Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Burnley, Pedro and Willian start
Chelsea make the trip to Lancashire for Sunday's Premier League meeting versus Burnley. The west London giants have remained unbeaten since the league campaign started and they come into this game following a comfortable 3-1 Europa League triumph over BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has started every league game for the Blues since his summer switch and he should maintain his position in goal. Likewise, there should be no changes in the defensive department from the previous weekend and this should witness Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso in the full-backs positions with David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger occupying the heart of the backline.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek was sublime in midweek where he bagged his maiden senior hat-trick in the 3-0 triumph over BATE. However, Sarri has hinted that he may not feature from the off at Burnley as he does not want three offensive midfielders making the first XI. In this case, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic should keep their positions from the last league game versus Manchester United.
Further forward, Eden Hazard remains a minor concern after picking up a back problem over the past week and this may witness Sarri start him from the substitutes' bench. In his absence, Pedro and Willian are strong candidates to start on the left and right of the attack while Alvaro Morata should lead the line ahead of Olivier Giroud, who went goalless for yet another game in midweek.