Our third away game in a row takes us to Turf Moor, a happy hunting ground in recent years, and we begin our preview of the game by taking a closer look at all the stats and facts...
Chelsea have lost just one of our 12 Premier League games against Burnley (eight wins, three draws), a 3-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of 2017/18.
The Blues have won five of our six Premier League away games against Burnley, scoring at least twice in each victory.
We are unbeaten at Turf Moor since losing 0-3 in April 1983 in the old Second Division.
The Blues last lost a top-flight encounter at Turf Moor in August 1973, when we were beaten by an 80th-minute Frank Casper goal with Dave Sexton in charge.
Biggest league win for each team
Chelsea 6-1 Burnley 1957/58
Burnley 6-1 Chelsea 1913/14
Chelsea’s biggest win at Burnley: 4-0 in 2018/19
Last season’s corresponding match
BURNLEY 2 CHELSEA 4
Premier League, Turf Moor, 26.10.19, 5.30pm
Burnley (4-4-2) Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee (c), Pieters; Hendrick (Brady 84), Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Rodriguez, Barnes (Vydra 63)
Unused subs Hart, Taylor, Bardsley, Long, Lennon.
Booked Hendrick 65, Pieters 66, Brady 90+1
Scorers Rodriguez 86, McNeil 89
Manager Sean Dyche
Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Tomori, Alonso (James 63); Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian (Hudson-Odoi 72), Mount, Pulisic; Abraham (Giroud 69)
Unused subs Caballero, Guehi, Pedro, Batshuayi.
Injured Loftus-Cheek, Rudiger, Christensen, Kante, Barkley, Emerson
Booked Willian 52, Hudson-Odoi 76
Scorers Pulisic 21, 45, 56, Willian 58
Head coach Frank Lampard
Referee Michael Oliver
Chelsea have scored 45 away goals in the Premier League since the start of last season. Only Man City (50) have netted more in the same period.
The Blues are hoping to keep consecutive away clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since October 2018.
Frank Lampard’s side are hoping to extend our unbeaten run in all competitions (excluding shoot-outs) to nine games since our defeat to Liverpool in September.
Chelsea will be aiming to start a Premier League season undefeated in our opening four away games for the first time since 2018/19.
Chelsea Premier League goalscorers 2020/21
Jorginho 3 (3 pens), Werner 2, Zouma 2, Abraham 1, Chilwell 1, Havertz 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1, Mount 1
If selected, Kurt Zouma will make his 100th start for the club and Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud will make their 50th start for Chelsea in all competitions.
Premier League: 10th
FA Cup: Fourth round
League Cup: Second round
Top scorer all competitions: Chris Wood 14
Last season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: McNeil 38, Pope 38, Tarkowski 38
Most goals: Wood 14, Rodriguez 8, Barnes 6
Most assists: McNeil 6, Westwood 6, Pieters 4
Most clean sheets: Pope 15
Burnley are looking for their first Premier League win of the season. They have lost their last three at Turf Moor. The last time they lost four home league games in a row was in April 2010.
Burnley have only won one of their past 24 Premier League home fixtures against ‘big six’ opposition – a 2-1 victory against Tottenham in February 2019.
Burnley are seeking a league win at Turf Moor for the first time since beating Watford 1-0 on 25 June. Since then their home results have been: Sheffield United 1-1, Wolves 1-1, Brighton 1-2, Southampton 0-1 and Tottenham 0-1.
Sean Dyche’s side have won one point from the last possible 18 since winning at Norwich in July.
Burnley (five games) and our next league opponent Sheffield United (six games) have scored the fewest goals in the Premier League this season – three.
Josh Brownhill's booking for Burnley against Tottenham after 63 seconds is the earliest in a Premier League game this season.
Sean Dyche’s managerial record against Chelsea
Burnley's Premier League goalscorers 2020/21
Dunne 1, Westwood 1, Wood 1
Burnley’s last Premier League game
Monday 26 October
Burnley 0 Tottenham 1
Team 4-4-2: Pope; Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor; Gudmundsson (Rodriguez 84), Westwood (c), Brownhill, McNeil; Barnes (Vydra 89), Wood
Booked: Brownhill, Long
Burnley’s summer moves
Dale Stephens - Brighton
Joe Hart - Tottenham
Jeff Hendrick - Newcastle
Aaron Lennon - Released, now Kayserispor
Ben Gibson - Norwich, loan
There are no suspensions.
In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one match suspension in the competition.
Premier League bookings list
Burnley: Bardsley 2, Barnes 1, Brownhill 1, Long 1, McNeil 1, Rodriguez 1, Tarkowski 1, Taylor 1, Westwood 1
Chelsea: Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Chilwell 1, Christensen 1, James 1, Havertz 1, Kante 1
Referee and VAR
Referee: David Coote
VAR: Anthony Taylor
David Coote is refereeing Chelsea for only the second time. His first was our 3-2 victory at Crystal Palace in July. He’s already officiated Burnley’s game at Newcastle earlier this month.