Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3) at Burnley FC 


Looking at the next match for Chelsea FC, one can expect some changes to the starting XI. Coming off a 4-0 thrashing of FC Krasnodar, in UEFA Champions League action last night, the Blues will next visit Burnley for a Saturday Premier League fixture.

Some key players saw limited action (wing player Christian Pulisic, midfielder Mason Mount, and holding midfielder N’Golo Kante) while right back Reece James was rested entirely. Central defender Thiago Silva should also come back into the team. Also, ICYMI, manager Frank Lampard has responded to Jesse Marsch’s claims that he unfairly stereotyped Pulisic, because he was American, at the start of his Chelsea career.

Chelsea at Burnley FC FYIs

Kickoff: 11 am ET Saturday, Oct 31
Team news for both sides: go here
TV: NBCSN, Online: Stream via
Records: Chelsea 2-3-1, Burnley FC 0-4-1
Money Line: Chelsea -200, Draw +525 Burnley FC +350

Overall, it’s easy to see why Chelsea is favored here, as the Clarets have really struggled out of the gates. Simply put, the Blues just have an overwhelming advantage in depth and talent.

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3) at Burnley FC 

Pulisic     Werner     Ziyech

Havertz    Kovacic     Kante

Chilwell     Silva     Zouma      James


With so many fresh legs to work with now, with the side being essentially fully fit now, expect plenty of substitution, as Lamps will work to get the best match-ups in his favor.

Prediction: Chelsea 2, Burnley FC 0
The Clarets just can’t score and the way you beat Chelsea is in a shootout. That’s simply not going to happen.

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  1. Lampard use dat line up 4-3-3

  2. This line up is really good and when Lampard keep that in his mind, Chelsea will do great

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