Burnley v Chelsea: Can Burnley get their first win of the season?
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Burnley host Chelsea this Saturday with the Clarets still looking for their first win of the season.

  • Team News

Sean Dyche could likely be without Johann Berg Gudmundsson yet again, after a suspected calf strain form the game against Tottenham.

The Icelandic international joins captain Ben Mee, Erik Pieters, Phil Bardsley and Jack Cork on the list of injured players that will miss the game.

New signing Thiago Silva missed the midweek Champions League game due to a  'maintenance issue' but is expected to be back in the squad for the weekend. It is likely Edouard Mendy will keep his spot between the sticks, despite Kepa Arrizabalaga coming back from a shoulder injury.

  • Predicted Line ups 

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor, Brownhill, Stephens, Westwood, McNeil, Barnes, Wood

Chelsea: Mendy, James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante, Ziyech, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner 

  • One to watch

Burnley have struggled so far this season, which makes it harder to pick a one to watch. However, Josh Brownhill has looked like a bright spark for the Clarets. He has made five appearances so far this season, completing 212 passes, giving him an average of 42.4 passes per game. 

Defensively he has a 58% tackle success rate, winning 35 duels and making 32 recoveries. Brownhill may have license to go forward more in this fixture as it is likely he will play on the right, to replace the injured Gudmundsson.

For Chelsea their one to watch is definitely 'Captain America', Christian Pulisic. Since joining the club, the winger has played 28 times, scoring nine and assisting four. He has made three appearances and has yet to score or assist. However, if on top of his game he could change that against Burnley, especially if playing out on the left where he will face Matt Lowton.

  • Previous meetings

In their last 12 meetings Burnley have won just once with three draws and 8 wins for Chelsea. Burnley's win was on the first day of the season in 2017 when they won 3-2.

  • Where to watch

For UK viewers the game is on the pay-per-view service at 3pm at a charge of £14.95. 

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