Chelsea vs Burnley LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Chelsea vs Burnley LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Chelsea vs Burnley - LIVE!

Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley at Stamford Bridge as Vincent Kompany's side twice came from behind with 10 men to frustrate the hosts. At five league games it became Chelsea's longest unbeaten run in the league in almost 18 months, but there was little good cheer directed towards Mauricio Pochettino and his players by fans at the final whistle, after they saw Dara O'Shea snatch a point for Burnley late on.

Cole Palmer had earlier scored twice, the first a penalty after defender Lorenz Assignon had been dismissed for fouling Mykhailo Mudryk, a decision that left Kompany furious and saw him sent off for his reaction.

Palmer got his second of the match late on to restore the lead following a wonderful flick from the the under-fire Raheem Sterling, after Josh Cullen had volleyed Burnley level. But the Clarets’ top-flight survival bid received an unlikely boost, as O’Shea had the final say.

Chelsea vs Burnley latest news

  • GOAL! O'Shea gets Burnley level again

  • GOAL! Palmer at the double for Chelsea

  • GOAL! Cullen equalises for ten-man Burnley

  • GOAL! Palmer panenka from penalty spot

  • RED CARD! Burnley down to ten as Assignon sent off

FT: Chelsea 2-2 Burnley

16:59 , Matt Verri

It finishes level!

Terrible result for Chelsea, who played more than 45 minutes with an extra man.

Superb from Burnley though, who more than deserved the point they take away from west London.

Chelsea 2-2 Burnley

16:57 , Matt Verri

90+3 mins: Burnley are holding firm.

Doing whatever they can to see this match out - they are settling for a point!

Chelsea 2-2 Burnley

16:54 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Five minutes added on.

Chelsea fans wanted more than that...

Chelsea 2-2 Burnley

16:52 , Matt Verri

88 mins: Here come Burnley again - they think they can win this.

Low ball into the middle, hacked behind for a corner. Up comes O’Shea again.

OFF THE BAR! Rodriguez smacks a header against the bar, and then lifts the shot wide from the rebound.

Chelsea 2-2 Burnley

16:48 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Lovely ball in from Palmer, Sterling free at the back post... somehow heads wide!

It’s a massive, massive chance for Sterling. Had to make it 3-2.

Chelsea 2-2 Burnley

16:47 , Matt Verri

83 mins: Chelsea are a MESS at the back.

All over the place. Rodriguez cuts inside onto his right foot, big chance in the box but the shot is blocked.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 Burnley | Dara O'Shea 81'

16:44 , Matt Verri


Burnley hit back immediately! Corner swung in, O’Shea rises highest and finds the far corner with his header.

Petrovic should really have stopped it, got plenty on the ball. Not strong enough.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

16:43 , Matt Verri

Stunning assist by Raheem Sterling unlocks the door at Stamford Bridge for Cole Palmer to equalise.

He deserves a lot of love for that, as it is the first time Chelsea have got behind 10-man Burnley. He was booed at this stadium last time out.

You can also ask the question, where would Chelsea be without Palmer?

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Burnley | Cole Palmer 78'

16:41 , Matt Verri


Lovely goal too. Sterling with a wonderful flick, through to Palmer and his finish is too good for Muric.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:38 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Muric has had a sensational game in goal for Burnley.

Another save to add to the collection, holding on well as Palmer whips a low effort towards the bottom corner.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:36 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Another chance comes and goes... although the offside flag was up anyway.

Again Gusto is involved, another great ball across the face of goal. Jackson at the back post, finish bobbles wide.

Wouldn’t have counted, Gusto was offside.

Another Chelsea change. Sterling is on for Caicedo, gets a good reception.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

16:35 , Matt Verri

Chelsea somehow look both capable of beating and losing at home to 10-man Burnley.

It's symptomatic of how they can't control matches, even against lesser opposition.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:33 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Burnley dropping deeper and deeper.

Gusto whips a ball in from the right, again the yellow shirts are there in numbers to clear the danger.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

16:32 , Matt Verri

Even in such turbulent circumstances, this is one of Mudryk's best games for Chelsea, apart from one wayward bit of finishing.

He has been fouled twice to get Lorenz Assignon sent off for two yellow cards, won a penalty and set up a goal ruled out by VAR.

He continues to threaten into the second half.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:30 , Matt Verri

66 mins: The tension is going up by the minute - home fans are getting agitated.

Not helped when Fernandez launches a aimless ball forward, and nobody in a blue shirt shows any interest in moving after it.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:26 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Surely Burnley can’t survive another 30 minutes of this.

Muric with yet another big stop, this time Jackson is the man denied.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:25 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Pochettino turns to his bench.

Gallagher is off, Madueke on for the final half an hour or so. Fernandez takes the captain’s armband.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

16:24 , Matt Verri

Chelsea, as ever, are always on the brink of madness.

Ten-man Burnley have created the better chances, despite conceding much of the possession in this half.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:23 , Matt Verri

60 mins: Sensational block from Esteve, as Mudryk looked certain to score. Celebrates it like a goal.

Will be a miracle if this match finishes 1-1.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:21 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Burnley nearly take the lead!

Wow. Brilliant ball in, Foster with the header and Petrovic reacts well to parry it out. Foster pounces on the rebound, Badiashile makes the block.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:20 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Pressure starting to build on the Burnley defence.

Fernandez with a lovely ball over the top to Gusto, a massive chance if he could have controlled it. Poor first touch though and he’s denied.

Came after Vitinha produced a great bit of defending to stop Mudryk.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:18 , Matt Verri

55 mins: Good work out wide from Cucurella, wins a corner for the Blues.

Mudryk takes it short, comes back to him and it’s then a terrible ball into the middle. Stamford Bridge very flat right now, that Burnley goal really has killed the mood.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

16:15 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Chelsea haven’t got going at all since the break.

They are having plenty of the ball, as you’d expect against ten men, but no real threat at the moment.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

16:12 , Matt Verri

Wow, that wasn't in the script. A wonderful Josh Cullen goal stuns Stamford Bridge as 10-man Burnley equalise.

They deserve that for pushing for an equaliser before half time when Lorenz Assignon was sent off.

They've played well today and are level, but still up against it.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Burnley | Josh Cullen 47'

16:11 , Matt Verri

Brownhill on for Burnley at the break, replacing Bruun Larsen. He could have scored a couple in the first-half.


Cullen with a sensational finish from outside the box. Stamford Bridge stunned.

Back underway!

16:08 , Matt Verri

Up and running again at Stamford Bridge!

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

15:59 , Matt Verri

Palmer is now one of just five players to get 20 Premier League goal involvements.(12 goals and eight assists) in his Chelsea debut season.

He joins a list of Hazard, Fabregas, Costa and Hasselbaink.

Plenty of time to add to that tally, too...

Around the grounds...

15:56 , Matt Verri

Goals not exactly flying in across the Premier League.

Work for Tottenham to do, they trail Luton at the break. Bad news for Burnley in terms of the relegation battle.

HT: Chelsea 1-0 Burnley

15:53 , Matt Verri

And that’s half-time.

Really entertaining match, and one Chelsea are firmly in control of after that Palmer panenka and Assignon red card.

Up to that point, it had been right in the balance, with plenty of chances at both ends.

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Chelsea 1-0 Burnley

15:52 , Matt Verri

45+6 mins: Burnley really need half-time.

Gusto bursts into the box, should cut the ball back to Palmer but goes for goal from a tight angle. Muric makes the save.

Chelsea 1-0 Burnley

15:50 , Matt Verri

45+4 mins: Referee has been very card happy.

Gallagher booked for a high foot on Taylor, before Cullen catches Caicedo late and earns himself a yellow card too.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

15:48 , Matt Verri

Chelsea gifted a soft penalty and red card leaving Burnley furious.

A match changing moment has gone against Vincent Kompany, who was sent off. The debate will run on about that.

But Chelsea should win now barring any real madness. An outstanding panenka penalty from Cole Palmer makes it 1-0.

Chelsea 1-0 Burnley

15:47 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: Seven minutes added on after the long VAR checks we have had.

Big, big ask for Burnley now, who had been playing so well.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Burnley | Cole Palmer 44'

15:45 , Matt Verri

Palmer makes no mistake!

He was made to wait but he’s as cool as ever from the penalty spot, dinking a panenka down the middle!

15:44 , Matt Verri

Kompany shown that red card... but he’s not moving!

Still he complains to the fourth official, he is absolutely furious with the penalty call.

15:43 , Matt Verri

Penalty stands!

Not sure about that. Incredibly harsh to give that as a penalty.

Kompany is sent off too, for his reaction to the decision.

15:42 , Matt Verri

That seems very, very harsh.

Touch on the back of Mudryk, who then launched himself to the ground. Kompany is furious.

VAR checking...


15:41 , Matt Verri

And Assignon is sent off!

A second yellow card for the Burnley man, after he brings down Mudryk in the box.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:40 , Matt Verri

39 mins: Nice move from Burnley, who get in behind Chelsea once more.

Bruun Larsen is the man on the end of the cross into the middle, but he can’t direct the header.

How is this match still 0-0?! We’ve had 21 shots - 12 for Chelsea, Burnley with 9.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

15:38 , Matt Verri

Chelsea should have one or two goals by now. Nicolas Jackson, Cole Palmer and Mykhailo Mudryk have wasted the biggest chances, just as Raheem Sterling did last time out against Leicester.

Of course, they've all been finishing poorly all season and the wastefulness is very much not all on Sterling.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:37 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Nearly a disaster from Muric!

Comes flying off his line, Jackson beats him to the ball. The goalkeeper just about slows down before clattering into Jackson, and then slides in to knock the ball out of play.

Dealt with it well in the end.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:36 , Matt Verri

35 mins: Cucurella shown a yellow card, Chelsea’s first of the match.

Assignon knocked the ball past him, went down and it’s a relatively cheap free-kick. Yellow card is harsh - Burnley don’t care.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:35 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Jackson one-on-one with O’Shea, easy work for the Chelsea striker.

Skips inside, squares it for Mudryk who is completely free. Tries to find the far corner, but curls it pretty much straight at Muric.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:33 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Chelsea with plenty of the ball now, Burnley look solid enough in their shape though.

Gallagher takes too long on the ball - the home fans are starting to get irritated again.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:30 , Matt Verri

29 mins: Gusto picked out on the right, plays it back to Palmer. He once again goes by himself, and once again the shot is blocked.

Determined to get on the scoresheet, one way or another...

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:27 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Burnley with their first attack in a while, and Petrovic is forced into action again.

Cullen runs onto the ball, first-time strike from 20 yards is a good one but the Chelsea goalkeeper is up to the task.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:25 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Palmer and Gallagher taking it in turns to get annoyed with each other.

This time Gallagher shoots from the edge of the area, when Palmer was completely free to his right.

The effort takes a deflection and loops up perfectly for the goalkeeper.


15:23 , Matt Verri

Took plenty of replays, but VAR has chalked it off.

Disasi stooped down to head it in, but the ball hit his arm.

No goal - it remains 0-0.

15:22 , Matt Verri

Long VAR check here.

Disasi might have bundled that into the net with his arm.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Burnley | Axel Disasi 20'

15:21 , Matt Verri

Chelsea do take the lead!

Corner taken short, Mudryk whips the ball into the middle and Disasi is there at the back post to turn it home.

Nizaar KInsella at Stamford Bridge

15:20 , Matt Verri

Nicolas Jackson has just missed a one-on-one opportunity for Chelsea. Cole Palmer has also had a big chance to open the scoring, while Djordje Petrovic has been forced to make a smart save on Wilson Odebert.

This is end-to-end stuff, for both better and worse.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:19 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Has to be 1-0 Chelsea!

Palmer slides through the pass to Jackson, he works space for the shot from close range but it’s smothered by Muric. Should have scored.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:18 , Matt Verri

18 mins: Palmer vs Burnley continues.

Gusto charging forward on the right wing after good work from Caicedo, cuts it back to Palmer in the box.

One touch to control, second touch gets the shot away but it’s blocked. Mudryk then fires over from distance.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:17 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Mudryk with a sharp turn, and he then looks to drive through the Burnley midfield.

Assignon gets a bit too tight as he tries to halt Mudryk’s progres... and earns himself a yellow card. Maybe a bit harsh.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:15 , Matt Verri

15 mins: Brilliant save!

Such an open match. Odobert cuts inside off the left wing, curls a shot towards the far corner but Petrovic sticks out a hand and tips it away. Burnley so close to taking the lead.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:14 , Matt Verri

14 mins: If anyone is going to make something happen, it’s Palmer.

Great one-two with Gallagher, tight angle but Palmer scuffs a shot wide, as he tried to whip it inside the near post. Frustrated with himself.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:13 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Chelsea have finally woken up.

Palmer picks the ball up in space, drives inside and gets a shot away from distance. Caught it well, but always going wide.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:11 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Fernandez gets a shot away from the edge of the area, takes a deflection and a combination of Muric in goal and the woodwork keeps it out.

Jackson then finds Gallagher, back to Palmer and it’s clipped into the middle. Knocked behind for a corner with Gusto lurking.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

15:10 , Matt Verri

Chelsea look a bit ragged at the back early on and keep giving away possession in midfield.

A few poor Burnley touches in the box have let them off. Jacob Bruun Larsson has gone close to making it 1-0.

Mauricio Pochettino is yelling furiously at his team.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:09 , Matt Verri

8 mins: Bruun Larsen with a lovely run into the box, he’s picked out but the first touch isn’t good enough. He was in if he took that down.

Doesn’t have to wait long for his next chance, Bruun Larsen in again seconds later! Drags a shot just wide of the far post.

Chelsea look a complete mess.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:07 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Burnley are full of confidence, Chelsea are struggling to get a kick all of a sudden. The Blues have everyone back, deep in their own half.

Mudryk thinks he’s fouled as he looks to break, referee waves play on though. Home fans less than impressed with that decision.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:05 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Burnley have a good spell. Gallagher bundles into Cullen, free-kick in a good position for the visitors. It’s within shooting range.

Bruun Larsen and Amdouni standing over this.

It’s Bruun Larsen, shot flicks off the wall and behind for a corner.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:04 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Worrying signs for the Blues there though.

Odobert beats Gusto far too easily, skips along the byline and plays a low ball into the middle. Chelsea just about scramble it away.

Chelsea 0-0 Burnley

15:02 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Chelsea straight on the front foot, Palmer from a tight angle lashes a shot into the side-netting.

He immediately calls for more noise from the home fans - good atmosphere in the opening minutes.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

15:02 , Matt Verri

Looking at the statistics, it’s clear to see how bad Burnley have been this season.

They are yet to win back-to-back matches in the League, and are on a 10-match winless run away from home.

This is a big chance for Chelsea.


15:00 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running at Stamford Bridge!

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

14:58 , Matt Verri

This is a big game for Benoit Badiashile, who makes his first Premier League start since his disasterclass at Anfield in January.

He's having a difficult season and has not played in over six weeks, but is still picked over the ageing Thiago Silva.

Here we go!

14:56 , Matt Verri

Teams are out onto the pitch on a glorious afternoon in west London!

We’ve had a thrilling match in the lunchtime kick-off, Newcastle beating West Ham 4-3.

More of the same here would be ideal...

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

14:52 , Matt Verri

The sun is shining and Chelsea are playing their new, unofficial Bob Marley and the Wailers theme, 'Three Little Birds' on the PA system at Stamford Bridge.

Everything at Chelsea always seems normal... until they face a setback.

Last time they met...

14:49 , Matt Verri

Chelsea certainly enjoyed their trip to Turf Moor earlier this season.

For those of you in the Chelsea camp, you’ve got time to enjoy the highlights from that match before the focus shifts to today’s action at Stamford Bridge!

Pochettino explains Sterling call

14:40 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino has been asked about one key selection decision, ahead of kick-off.

“Raheem Sterling is on the bench today and that's the situation but we know he is ready to help the team when he comes on, we really believe in him,” he says.

Pochettino: Trust the process

14:30 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted Chelsea are on the right path, urging fans to look at the data behind his side’s performances.

“Today’s data puts us in the table in the top four,” he said. “But for different reasons we are not. You can shoot 20 times and if you don’t score, like against Leicester, the opponents get one shot on target and score two goals. That is football.

“The data means that we are doing well. In which areas do we need to improve? Only in time can we compete better. Small details and only things you can get with experience and time training together.

“It is easy to find data and numbers to kill someone. But, when the data is good and for different reasons reflects we are not getting the results we deserve, we must trust in the process. That is how we know we are doing well.”

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Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

14:22 , Matt Verri

Chelsea still just about in the hunt to be in Europe next season...

No Fofana for Burnley

14:15 , Matt Verri

Two changes for the Clarets this afternoon.

One of those is forced upon Vincent Kompany, with David Datro Fofana ineligible against his former club.

Lyle Foster comes in as a result, while Zeki Amdouni starts and Charlie Taylor drops to the bench.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

14:09 , Matt Verri

The big news here is Raheem Sterling is benched after being booed last time out against Leicester.

Benoit Badiashile picked over Thiago Silva and Enzo Fernandez remarkably starts, after just one training session following a long haul flight from Los Angeles after playing for Argentina.

Trevoh Chalobah is not risked with a big month coming up, but is expected to be fit for Manchester United on Thursday.

Burnley team news

14:04 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Muric, Assignon, O'Shea, Esteve, Vitinho, Bruun Larsen, Cullen, Berge, Odobert, Amdouni, Foster

Subs: Trafford, Taylor, Cork, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Rodriguez, Benson, Ekdal, Ndayishimiye

Chelsea team news

14:01 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Petrovic, Gusto, Disasi, Badiashile, Cucurella, Caicedo, Fernandez, Palmer, Gallagher, Mudryk, Jackson

Subs: Silva, Sterling, Madueke, Bettinelli, Casadei, Washington, Gilchrist, Tauriainen, Acheampong

Stand by...

13:57 , Matt Verri

All the team news from Stamford Bridge coming up in the next few minutes.

As ever, plenty of injury problems for Mauricio Pochettino to contend with.

Lavia's injury nightmare continues

13:53 , Matt Verri

Romeo Lavia has spelled out his “frustration” after having his debut season at Chelsea wrecked by injury.

Having only featured for 32 minutes after signing for £53million in the summer, the 20-year-old will not play again this season after a setback in his recovery from a thigh issue.

Chelsea confirmed the diagnosis on Wednesday, shortly followed by Lavia releasing a statement on social media.

“As you may know, despite my countless efforts, I will be missing the remainder of the season” he wrote.

“This has been a frustrating season for me, not being able to help my teammates.

“I love this squad, this badge and being on the pitch more than anything. Trust that I have given my all everyday to be back.

“Thank you for the love, support and criticism because they all affect me positively and keep me going. I can't wait to give it back and share many special moments together. See you soon.”

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Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

13:46 , Matt Verri

There is at least four academy players in Chelsea's squad, including Josh Acheampong and Jimi Tauriainen.

That does not including young stars such as Cesare Casadei and Alfie Gilchrist.

That gives you an idea of what Mauricio Pochettino is dealing with today, injury-wise.

Uncertainty over James return

13:39 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino says he does not know if Chelsea captain Reece James will play again this season.

The 24-year-old defender had surgery on his injured hamstring in December and has not played for Chelsea since. Dr. Lasse Lempainen, who is managing James’s treatment, set out a three to four-month timeline for the Blues skipper to return.

But, having been without James for three months, Pochettino remains uncertain if the defender will play again this season.

“No, I don’t know,” Pochettino replied when asked for an updated timeline. “It’s difficult to say something because I don’t want you to go ‘but, oh, [you said this].’

“We will assess it week by week and we will see. We hope yes, we hope that he will be available for the end of the season.”

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Cahill backs Pochettino to deliver

13:29 , Matt Verri

Former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has urged supporters to show patience with Mauricio Pochettino and says recent performances are proof of progress at Stamford Bridge.

Pochettino came in for more criticism from fans before the international break when he faced chanted of “you don’t know what you’re doing” during the FA Cup over Leicester.

Chelsea are languishing down in 11th in the table but they have an FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City on the horizon and Cahill believes Pochettino deserves the opportunity to get it right.

“It is clear that it is going to take time,” Cahill, who won eight match trophies in seven years at Chelsea, told Standard Sport.

“The average age of the squad is very, very young. I was at the League Cup Final and they had chances to win that. It would have been a good moment for them. But the squad is still growing, learning and adapting to all the changes.

“That’s not going to happen overnight. They need patience to get to where they need to and how they grow. It is understandable why there is frustration. But the manager has experience with big clubs and big players so, yes, it will be good in time.

“The cups have been important. The FA Cup is another chance to have that day out, to develop while trying to win a trophy here and there. This young squad needs to develop before seeing where they can get to.”

Read the full interview here!

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Southgate: Palmer still in Euro 2024 contention

13:19 , Matt Verri

Cole Palmer’s fading Euro 2024 hopes have received a significant boost, with Gareth Southgate insisting the Chelsea forward is still in contention to make his final squad despite not playing a minute against either Brazil and Belgium.

In-form Palmer made his England debut in November and was again called up by Southgate for the recent friendlies at Wembley, but a minor injury meant he missed the Brazil game, while he did not get off the bench against Belgium.

Southgate is spoilt for choice in attack, with Jarrod Bowen and Anthony Gordon adding to his array of options with impressive showings in those two matches. The England manager, though, has Palmer still very much in his thoughts.

Palmer has 11 goals and eight assists in the Premier League this season and Southgate said: “I said when I named the squad there is competition for places in those wide areas.

“It’s a bit of a shame that Cole Palmer missed so much training that we weren't able to put him into the game [against Belgium] at the stage it was, having missed most of the week.

“We weren't 100 per cent certain what we would get whereas with Gordon we knew and [James] Maddison we knew. I wouldn't rule Cole out of that equation.”

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Boehly to step down as chairman

13:10 , Matt Verri

Todd Boehly is expected to step down as Chelsea’s chairman in 2027, with Clearlake Capital to appoint his replacement.

The legal arrangement, which is described as an 'extraordinary agreement', will see the chairmanship of the west London club change every five years and was put in place during the £2.55billion takeover from Roman Abramovich in 2022.

Clearlake own around 60 per cent of Chelsea and already hold huge influence over the club, with Behdad Eghbali active on a day-to-day basis at Stamford Bridge.

But they intend to take up the option of appointing a figurehead of their own in 2027.

Boehly was also appointed interim sporting director in the summer after the American consortium bought Chelsea but his involvement in the football side of the business has since diminished.

There have been rumours of a rift between Boehly and Clearlake Capital but sources close to the billionaire partners deny any breakdown in relationship.

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Stage is set!

13:03 , Matt Verri

It’s a perfect afternoon in west London...

Standard Sport prediction

12:56 , Matt Verri

Fofana’s absence for Burnley deprives them of their chief attacking threat against a Chelsea team capable of scoring plenty of goals, but struggling to keep them out.

Just like at Turf Moor, the Blues should be able to overpower the Clarets.

Chelsea to win, 3-1.

Burnley team news

12:49 , Matt Verri

Loanee striker David Datro Fofana is ineligible for Burnley to face his parent club. Lyle Foster is most likely to replace him up front.

Vincent Kompany could keep faith with Arijanet Muric in goal after he replaced James Trafford for the win over Brentford before the break.

Nathan Redmond and Aaron Ramsey are among those who will miss out due to injury.

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Chelsea team news

12:43 , Matt Verri

Cole Palmer and Malo Gusto are expected to be fit for Chelsea after both suffered minor issues over the international break.

Romeo Lavia is unavailable after it was confirmed he will miss the rest of the season. Reece James is also absent with an update expected over Christopher Nkunku and Levi Colwill’s race to recover from injury.

Enzo Fernandez and Djordje Petrovic are in contention return after sitting out the FA Cup win over Leicester, though the midfielder returned late from international duty.

Both Raheem Sterling and Mykhailo Mudryk battle to keep their place in the line-up.

Predicted Chelsea XI: Petrovic, Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Chilwell, Gallagher, Caicedo, Palmer, Mudryk, Sterling, Jackson

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How to watch Chelsea vs Burnley

12:36 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the game will not be televised live as it lands during the 3pm Saturday blackout.

Free highlights: The Sky Sports app and YouTube channel will show highlights from 5.15pm with Match of the Day broadcasting on BBC One at 10.30pm.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here, with expert analysis from our reporter Nizaar Kinsella at the ground!

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12:30 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea vs Burnley!

The Premier League is back after the international break and it’s now a sprint to the finish.

The Blues have little to play for in the League, sitting 11th in the table, but for Burnley every point is crucial, as they look to pull off an unlikely escape from the relegation zone.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 3pm GMT from Stamford Bridge.