What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Napoli and Atalanta
Kick Off: Sunday 23 April
Match Timing: 12:30 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Stamford Bridge (41,631)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action on Hotstar App.
BUR vs CHE Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
The race for the Champions League gets straight as Chelsea host Burnley in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, in London, on Monday night (IST).
Barring the first couple of months, Maurizio Sarri has never felt at ease at SW6 ever since he took charge of the club in summer.
But the former Napoli manager can still end the season on a high and could yet deliver a memorable season at Stamford Bridge.
As Chelsea are in contention to achieve their first target of the season which is a top-four place. While they moved into the semifinal of the Europa League, which gives Sarri a golden chance to win a trophy in his very first season in England.
But supporters hold a different perception about Sarri altogether. Almost all the fans are finding it hard to buy into his philosophy. The so-called “Sarri-Ball” is often mocked at by the club faithful and they are not shying away from demanding his head after every negative result.
But Sarri has done more than a decent job in his first season at Chelsea. His limited options up front and his side’s incapacity to see out the games have cost his team some crucial points this season.
While Burnley have dropped their standards if we take the last season into consideration. But matching the euphoria of last season, where they finished 7th in the Premier League, was always going to take some efforts.
Indeed, Burnely have all but confirmed another season of Premier League football after winning 2-0 against Cardiff City last weekend. They certainly rode their luck in that match as a couple of referring decisions went their way.
The visitors are coming into this match on the back of three consecutive wins. Two of those wins were vintage Sean Dyche displays as Burnley ground out wins while keeping clean sheets.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Chelsea – W W W W L W
Burnley – L L L W W W
BUR vs CHE Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Chelsea vs Burnley Team News:
Injured – Centre-half Antonio Rudiger won’t be involved against Burnley after he sustained an injury against Liverpool last weekend. While Ethan Ampadu remains on the sidelines as well.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Eden Hazard was subbed off in the 2nd half of Thursday’s Europa League win over Slavia Prague. But Sarri played down the injury by claiming that it was just a knock and the Belgian superstar may even be ready to play this weekend.
Another player who is listed as doubtful is left-back Marcos Alonso. It’s unlikely that he plays here which would see Emerson being slotted in at the left side of the defence.
Note: Olivier Giroud was given the full 90 minutes in the midweek, so Gonzalo Higuain could come into the starting 11.
Sarri will have to make decisions regarding the wide positions as Pedro, Willian and Callum-Hudson-Odoi all in contention to start here.
Key Players – Willian, Kante, Jorginho
Injured – Steven Defour, Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch will be missing the trip to London.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Manager Sean Dyche confirmed that Phil Bardsley is carrying a knock and will be monitored before the match.
Note: Considering Burnley are on a three-game winning streak, changes are unlikely to happen here.
Key Players – Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood
BUR vs CHE Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Chelsea– Kepa (GK), Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek; Willian, Hazard, Higuain
Burnley – Heaton (GK), Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Wood, Barnes
BUR vs CHE Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Chelsea to win the game.
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