CHRISTIAN PULISIC, Kai Havertz and Reece James have given Chelsea comfort at Turf Moor as they look to keep up with Manchester City and Liverpool in the title race.

Saul Niguez has started Chelsea’s Premier League clash at Burnley – and Thiago Silva has had an early chance cleared off the line.

Dwight McNeil then missed a sitter for the Clarets, who should have gone in at half time with at least a goal on the board.

Sean Dyche’s side lost their last clash with Leicester but were undefeated in three before that, as they attempt to fight themselves out of a relegation battle.

  • Start time: 3pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: Not televised
  • Burnley XI: Pope, Roberts, Tarkowski, Collins, Taylor, McNeil, Brownhill, Westwood, Lennon, Rodriguez, Weghorst
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Saul, Pulisic, Havertz, Mount

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  • Burnley 0-4 Chelsea

    73. Swarms of Burnley fans head for the exits.

    Usually you have to question their thought process having paid a lot of money for their ticket and what they may possibly miss.

    There doesn’t seem much chance of a comeback here to miss.

  • Burnley 0-4 Chelsea

    70. Reece James and Ngolo Kante are substituted.

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mateo Kovacic replace them.

  • Burnley 0-4 Chelsea

    68. Kante gets the cross in and Tarkowski tries to deal with it.

    He only gets a slight touch which directs it into the path of Pulisic.

    The American strokes the ball home.

  • Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

    68. Roberts went down in the Chelsea box looking for a penalty.

    The referee was not interested at all.

    The Blues counter-attack at pace.

  • Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

    65. The home fans are becoming restless.

    They are getting annoyed with seeing possession being gifted to Chelsea way too often.

    Misplaced passes are also costing Dyche’s team.

  • Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

    62. Weghorst has still yet to score his first goal for Burnley at Turf Moor.

    His movement has been good but he has snatched at his chances in the main, probably desperate to get his goal.

    Cornet has come on for Burnley to try and change things.

  • Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

    59. Reece James seems to be in some trouble.

    He looks as though after getting his shot away he is caught slightly by the Burnley striker Weghorst.

    It is actually his landing that seems to roll his ankle causing him some pain.

  • Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

    57. Thomas Tuchel will be over the moon with the application of his players since they returned to pitch for the second half.

    Whatever he said did the trick as they have looked a different team.

    Burnley cannot cope with their attacking options and have been opened up time and time again.

  • Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

    54. Reece James turns from goal scorer to provider this time as he lays it on a plate for the German attacker.

    He taps the ball into the net after the wing-back had done all the work for him.

    Burnley are out of this game.

  • Goal – Havertz makes it 3-0!

  • Burnley 0-2 Chelsea

    52. In the space of seven minutes Chelsea have seemingly put this game to bed here at Turf Moor.

    Burnley heads seemed to drop after the first goal.

    Havertz directs a flicked header from the near post into the net.

  • Goal – Havertz makes it 2-0!

  • Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

    50. Having dominated possession in the game today (77%), Thomas Tuchel’s side have something to show for it finally.

    Great play by James and an assured finish from the youngster.

    Burnley need to find a way back into this game quickly.

  • Burnley 0-1 Chelsea

    47. Chalobah finds James, the Chelsea wing-back goes to his right, to his left and then back onto his right.

    He strikes the ball across Nick Pope and into the back of the net.

    Burnley pay the price for not taking their chances.

  • Goal – Reece James (Chelsea)

  • Kick-off: Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    The second half gets underway.

    Neither side have made any changes.

  • HT: Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    It has been a very downbeat performance from Chelsea in the first-half, Tuchel may need to makes some changes up top to try and change things.

    Burnley will be happy with their display, limiting the visitors to shots from long-range.

    It will be more of the same for Sean Dyche’s side as they try and get that killer blow on the counter-attack.

  • HT: Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    The referee brings the half to a close.

    The highlights are really the mistake by Mendy that McNeil put over the bar, a real glaring miss for The Clarets.

    As it stands, Burnley are out of the bottom three.

  • Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    45+1. Ngolo Kante puts a cross in but Tarkowski heads it clear for a corner.

    Mason Mount crosses it in, the ball is headed clear by Burnley.

  • Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    45. There will be one additional minute.

  • Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    44. Rodriguez trips Reece James and the referee awards the visitors a free kick.

    Jorginho hits the loose ball and it is headed over the bar by Roberts.

    Chelsea corner.

  • Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    42. You would struggle to convince any broadcaster to make this their ‘game of the day’.

    McNeil has a chance to stride into the penalty area but he seems to take one touch too many and allows Chalobah to intervene.

    Rodriguez wins the ball back but Burnley can make nothing of the situation.

  • Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    39. Chance for Burnley.

    The ball is played into Weghorst but as Rodriguez flicks it on, it evades the Burnley front man.

    Reece James has to head the ball behind.

  • Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    37. Saul had a good game for Chelsea against Luton in the FA Cup in the week, he has been quiet in this first-half today.

    Nick Pope could be wearing boots on his hands and it would not have caused any issues in the first 37 minutes so far.

    Like a second-hand Monopoly board so far, very few chances.



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