Burnley: Predicted lineup against Chelsea


Burnley face the toughest match of their Premier League campaign so far on Saturday afternoon, when they travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.

Sean Dyche’s men won their first Premier League victory in the campaign last week, beating Brentford 3-1.

In 18th place in the table, Dyche’s men face a trip to league leaders Chelsea, who have won their last seven in all competitions. Here’s who Dyche is likely to go out with to disrupt the odds.

James Tarkowski has a big job on his hands in Chelsea / George Wood / GettyImages

Nick Pope (GK) – Has had a tough time between the sticks and will need all the luck to keep his second zero for the season.

Matthew Lowton (RB) – One of Burnley’s most influential players, the consistent right-back has managed a goal and an assist in his last two games.

James Tarkowski (CB) – So physically impressive in the air, even if they have to stay extra sharp on the ground to keep track of Chelsea’s silky smooth and elusive forwards.

Ben Mee (CB) – The same goes for Mee, who will once again be captain of the Clarets.

Charlie Taylor (LB) – Another reliable player in the Burnley team, the Englishman took an assist last time and is certified to start at Stamford Bridge.

Dwight McNeil has to show off his talent / George Wood / GettyImages

Johann Gudmundsson (RM) – Can affect the procedure when he is in the mood but really needs to take the step up soon, as he has only registered one assist so far this campaign.

Josh Brownhill (CM) – Brilliant at covering ground and cutting out dangers in midfield before his defense hears about it – will have to do it perfectly on Saturday.

Ashley Westwood (CM) – Partner Brownhill will be Westwood, who wants to build on two Premier League assists so far this season.

Dwight McNeil (LM) – So much is expected of this young man, but it has been a while since he consistently delivered. Has been in all of Burnley’s league matches this promotion and finally got his first assist last time.

Maxwel Cornet loves Burnley and Burnley loves Maxwel Cornet / Matthew Ashton – AMA / GettyImages

Chris Wood (ST) – Did in Claret’s win over Brentford to double his season mark, and will do extremely well to add another away away against Chelsea.

Maxwel Cornet (ST) – Is this guy a striker? A left-back? A leftist? A right-winger? And what is he doing in Burnley? Who knows? What’s certain is that he’s damn good and he’s just what Burnley desperately needs. He has already loved the fans with his skills – and not to mention four goals in five Premier League appearances.

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