N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic return to the starting eleven, while Saul Niguez is deployed as a left wing-back ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Burnley at Turf Moor.

Thomas Tuchel has made wholesale changes to the side that started in the 3-2 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup fifth round, as Chelsea get set to lock horns with Burnley at Turf Moor. The first shuffle comes in goal, with Edouard Mendy coming in for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The central defensive unit also sees major chops and changes, with Trevoh Chalobah and Thiago Silva back in the starting eleven. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Malang Sarr make way for the two centre-backs, with Antonio Rudiger keeping his spot in the side.

Up ahead in midfield, N’Golo Kante is back, although the Frenchman comes in for Kenedy. Interestingly, it looks like Saul Niguez might be deployed as a left wing-back, with Kante and Jorginho forming the central midfield partnership. Reece James also returns, with the English international starting as the right wing-back.

Finally, the last two changes come in the offensive unit, with Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku dropping down to the bench. Kai Havertz spearheads the Chelsea attack against Burnley in place of Lukaku, with Christian Pulisic replacing Werner. Mason Mount completes the Chelsea eleven, with Hakim Ziyech missing out.

Chelsea Starting Lineup: Mendy, Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Saul, Pulisic, Havertz, Mount

Leave A Comment...