Predicted Chelsea line-up v Burnley

first_imgChelsea’s attention turns back to the Premier League on Saturday when they entertain relegation-threatened Burnley at Stamford Bridge.Jose Mourinho’s side lead champions Manchester City by seven points, and Branislav Ivanovic’s goal in Paris puts The Blues in a good position in their Champions League tie with PSG.Diego Costa returns after completing a three-game domestic ban for a stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can, but John Obi Mikel remains sidelined with a knee problem.Oscar, Petr Cech, Juan Cuadrado and Kurt Zouma are all pushing for a recall, but who will start? talkSPORT takes a look…Possible Chelsea line-up against Burnley:GoalkeeperThibaut Courtois’ midweek performance justified Mourinho’s decision to prefer him to Cech, and the Belgian should continue in goal.DefenceGary Cahill’s place in under threat from Zouma and the young Frenchman may get the nod against the in-form Danny Ings.Ivanovic has been in stellar form again this season, and his impact at both ends of the field is invaluable. Felipe Luis is pushing for a recall and he could come in for Cesar Azpilicueta.MidfieldCesc Fabregas, who started against PSG, is expected to be rested after struggling with flu ahead of the game in Paris.That should see Nemanja Matic and Ramires sitting in front of the back four, while Oscar could return after recent injury woes.Willian is likely to remain first choice on the right-wing, but Mourinho may opt to rest the Brazilian ahead of next week’s Capital One Cup final, with deadline day signing Cuadrado poised to come in.AttackCosta retuned in midweek, and having now completed his domestic ban, the Spaniard will be raring to get his Premier League goalscoring going again – he has scored 17 goals in 19 league games this season.Chelsea fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Burnley? Comment below… 1 Chelsea’s attention turns back to the Premier League on Saturday when they entertain relegation-threatened Burnley at Stamford Bridge. last_img read more

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