Chelsea host Burnley in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, 27 August as Antonio Conte's men look to secure their third consecutive win of the season.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Highlights of the game will be available on Match of the Day at 10:10pm on BBC One.


Chelsea have made a brilliant start to their Premier League campaign, winning both their games against West Ham and Watford, through late goals by Diego Costa, who has been marred with controversy since the opening game of the season. There are factions of the media who feel the striker should have been sent off for his transgressions against the Hammers, which would have led to a different result against Slaven Bilic's men and also had him suspended in their next game.

However, the same did not happen and the Blues are now on six points, joint top with the Manchester clubs and Hull City. New signing Michy Batshuayi opened his account against the Hornets in their last game.

The former Italy manager is still in the market for more reinforcements, but has failed to make hay in the market thus far, with a busy last few days coming up. However, they will be happy with their start after a terrible 2015/16 campaign, where they finished 10th in the league.

Meanwhile, Burnley will come into the game fresh on the back of a brilliant 2-0 win over Liverpool where they were second best for major parts of the fixture but turned up at the right moment to take home a memorable three points. Manager Sean Dyche will be hoping that his team can show the same purpose and industry against the Blues and pull off an upset, which will give them a good standing as they look to embark on their quest to stay up in the league.

Diego Costa
Costa celebrates winner. Getty

They were by far the stand out team in the Championship last season, losing only five games in the entire campaign to secure qualification but will know that it is an entirely different ball game in the cash rich Premiership. For starters, their transfer business has not been up to mark, compared to the teams around them, and should they fail to make progress before deadline day, it could turn out to be a long season for the newly promoted team.

What Managers Say

Antonio Conte: "I must be honest, I think we'll have a problem to reach our targets. I hope, through this transfer market, to improve the squad but we understand our targets are very difficult to reach. I think most important thing is to work to improve the squad and improve your players. You know that when you start the season it is already very tough. It's important to have many players to face these situations, but this market is very crazy and we are seeing that it's very difficult to reach our targets."

Sean Dyche: "You turn around and it's, 'Come on then, Cesc, get yourself warmed up. It's not a bad position to be in! There lies the truth, or the gap, in the Premier League. Out there playing, that means nothing; it's 11 players against you and you have to remind yourself of that, and the players do, they'll take on the responsibility of dealing with that. When you look at the players they've got and depth of squad, it's highly unlikely they won't be up among it, so that's a big challenge for us."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Chelsea Win: 2/9
  • Draw: 24/5
  • Burnley Win: 16/1

Team news


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