Good evening everyone. Welcome to our coverage of tonight’s Premier League clash between Burnley and Chelsea. Let’s get straight to it, shall we? The teams are in…
Burnley XI: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Taylor, Marney, Jones, Arfield, Ings, Jutkiewicz.
Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Costa.
So, the big news is that Petr Cech has been left out for Chelsea, with Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois starting. That will surely have repercussions as we move closer to deadline day…
To make matters worse, Cech (and Azpilicueta and Felipe Luis!) might have a bone to pick with the guy in charge of typing up the team-sheets at Turf Moor.
New signings Costa and Fabregas start, as expected. While Andre Schurrle, so quietly efficient for Chelsea and Germany, also gets the nod.
Meanwhile, what a story for Burnley defender Michael Duff – signed 10 years ago for £30k, he’s played in all six tiers of English football. And finds himself up against Diego Costa tonight. No pressure.