Chelsea v Burnley: Clarets to make Blues fight for the win

Chelsea v Burnley: Clarets to make Blues fight for the win

Javier Howell
April 23, 2019

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Sarri has begun to change his favoured starting eleven, opting to blood local stars Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek - having been under pressure from fans to do so - and continue his club's fight to finish in the top four and qualify for next season's Champions League.

"It's not done until it's done, but we are on a good run of three wins, very important wins, and good performances that have backed those up".

The duo worked well in tandem, and Barnes' goal brought up his 11th in the league this season, the joint-most scored by a Burnley player in a single Premier League campaign, with Danny Ings achieving that feat in 2014/15.

Chelsea face off against Burnley in a Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on Monday, with the Blues hoping to bounce back following their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend.

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Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Wednesday night with a crunch showdown against derby rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford.

The most important thing for me is to be happy on the pitch, to enjoy the game and to have more minutes, " he added.

Sarri said: "At the moment we can not choose". It really is a no-bet market for me given then I think the home side will secure victory, but not without a few problems along the way.

Don't get me wrong, the Clarets are adapt at breaking quickly once they win the ball and Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes have been in fine form in recent months, while they'll always be a danger at set-pieces.

With Arsenal losing 3-2 to Crystal Palace, Manchester United capitulating 4-0 to Everton, and Spurs failing to replicate their Champions League performances against Man City with 1-0 loss on Saturday, this evening presented Chelsea the flawless opportunity to climb up to third.