Chelsea match today live – Chelsea vs. Burnley
The Blues commence with the season as the Premier League heads towards the end of the 2017/2018 season, and Chelsea are fighting to get a shot at Champions League action. This is a tough task ahead, considering that they must win games on a consistent basis in order to get into the top four. There is another important game coming up as well, including against Huddersfield, in addition to a possible FA Cup final at Wembley if all goes well.
Chelsea have upcoming games in the FA and Premier League that will wrap up the season, and are now playing away to Burnley. The history between the two clubs is an understated one, with both of them standing on roughly equal footing when you look at their competitive history.
The Chelsea live score will be available for streaming 15-20 minutes before the game starts, and the TV link will be in provision. The game begins at 1945 hrs. (BST).
April matches for Chelsea FC
The month of April is generally a busy one for the Blues, since there are very important games that they played and others that are coming up in schedule. The record for The Blues has not been a good one so far, since they lost to Tottenham and drew with West Ham. The only major game they have won so far in the March/April period is against Southampton, which they won 3-2 (find the updates on that Chelsea live score here).
Therefore, it is safe to say the stakes are high in this game, as Chelsea have largely struggled in the 2017/2018 season, and became a pale shadow of themselves so far. The club is currently outside the top four, and this presents a challenge to Antonio Conte because he is likely to get the sacking when the season wraps up, with most rumors indicating Diego Simone from Atletico Madrid could be his successor.
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History of Chelsea vs. Burnley
The statistics of Chelsea and Burnley FC winning games are almost equal, with the games won being 38, 23 drawn and 34 lost. The last game they participated in was on 27th August 2016, with Burnley losing 0-3 to Chelsea, as well as on 12th August 2017 at Stamford Bridge, ending in defeat for the Chelsea side by a 2-3 margin.
An interesting fact to note is that Sean Dyche (the current Burnley manager), who was almost an apprentice at Chelsea in 1988, has not won a game against Chelsea, except the last game (12th August 2017). Excluding penalty shoot-outs, Chelsea lost for the first time at home against the Burnley side in a dramatic game that saw Gary Cahill sent off and an aggressive first-half play by Burnley to secure their lead.
Some prior games include a 2015 Premier League game that ended in a 1-1 draw, as well as 2009 when Burnley lost 3-0 to Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea side.
Other upcoming matches for Chelsea FC
Chelsea vs. Huddersfield Town
Date – 21 April 2018
Time – 1500 GMT
Venue – Stamford Bridge
Channel – NBC (US), no coverage in the UK
Swansea City vs. Chelsea
Date – 28 April 2018
Time – 1730 GMT
Venue – Liberty Stadium
Channel – BT Sports
Squad for Chelsea FC
Goalkeepers – Eduardo, T. Courtois, W. Caballero
Defenders – D. Sterling, D. Zappacosta, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, T. Chalobah, E. Ampadu, G. Cahill, A. Christensen, Marcos Alonso, A. Rudiger, Emerson
Midfielders – D. Drinkwater, C. Hudson-Odoi, N. Kante, E. Hazard, T. Bakayoko, R. Barkley, Willian, Fabregas, V. Moses, K. Scott, Pedro
Attackers – O. Giroud, Alvaro Morata
Full Squad for Burnley FC
Goalkeepers – Tom Heaton, Anders Lindergaard, Nick Pope
Defenders – Matthew Lowton, C. Taylor, J. Tarkowski, Ben Mee, S. Ward, Phil Bardsley, Kevin Long
Midfielders – Jack Cork, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Robbie Brady, Dean Marney, J. Berg Gudmundsson, Jeff Hendrik, S. Defour, A. Westwood, Aiden O’Neill, A. Lennon, F. Ulvestad, Scott Arfield, B. Jackson
Attackers – J. Walters, S. Vokes, A. Barnes, Chris Wood, Daniel Agyei, Nakhi Wells, C. Long
Possible Chelsea lineup analysis
The recent form of the club leaves a lot to ponder on, unlike the good run their opponents, Burnley, are having so far. Despite their recent win against Southampton at St. Mary’s, it remains to see if their play will lead to a reconcilable end to the 2017/2018 season.
The recent events have led to Antonio Conte shaking things up at the club, because he is using on-time substitute players more often, as well as changing formations as the game continues. This leads to the increasing calls for him to utilize other formations apart from the 3-4-3 or 3-5-2. If he actually listens, that is a possible story for another day.
What makes the game more complicated however is the looming upcoming FA Cup semifinal that will happen on Sunday – this forces him to choose a squad that ensures optimal fitness for the coming weekend game and high motivation levels for tonight’s game.
The coach has confirmed some changes as well as Emerson is set to get a full Premier League debut due to the suspension of Marcos Alonso. It is not clear whether Emerson will participate on Sunday, but he will have a chance to prove his ability through this game against Burnley.
Conte also indicated there would be a greater likelihood of squad rotation, but there should not be too many changes in the coming games. Moses will play in place of Zappacosta, and the attack is set to be under Giroud’s charge as he has been very impressive the last few games so far, with Alonso being a second option.
Chelsea FC have not made much progress towards getting a top-four position, but the upcoming game against Burnley may prove to be a source of motivation for them and give them a fighting chance. Whether they will rise to the challenge however, remains to see, and we will have all the Chelsea match today live updates for you.