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Chelsea vs Burnley – LIVE!

Chelsea will be back in action after the international break when they host Burnley in the Premier League this afternoon. The Blues defeated Leicester in their last match a fortnight ago to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but there was a tense atmosphere at Stamford Bridge as fans made clear their anger towards Mauricio Pochettino.

The Chelsea boss therefore remains under considerable pressure, with his team in eleventh place heading into the final weeks of the season. Although it has been a largely inconsistent season, home form has been good for Chelsea in recent weeks. They have lost just one match at Stamford Bridge in any competition since October.

Burnley’s win over Brentford last time out means they are now within five points of Luton in 17th place, but avoiding relegation remains an uphill battle. Vincent Kompany’s team has only won twice in the competition all season. Follow all the action below with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog, with expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella on the ground!

Chelsea vs Burnley latest news

  • Kick-off: 3pm GMT | Stamford Bridge

  • How to watch: Not on TV in Britain

  • Chelsea team news: Palmer and Gusto should be fit

  • Burnley team news: Fofana ineligible

  • Standard Sport Prediction: Chelsea wins

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 faced further criticism from fans before the international break when he was told to chant ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ during the FA Cup against Leicester.

Chelsea slip to 11th place but they have an FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City on the horizon and Cahill believes Pochettino deserves the chance to do well.

“Obviously it’s going to take time,” said Cahill, who won eight competitive trophies in seven years at Chelsea. Standard sport.

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

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

“The cups have been important. The FA Cup is another opportunity to have that day out, to develop and win a trophy here and there. This young team needs to develop before they see where they can go.”

Read the full interview here!

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Southgate: Palmer still in contention for Euro 2024

13:19 , Matt Verri

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

The in-form Palmer made his England debut in November and was called up again by Southgate for the recent Wembley friendlies, but a minor injury saw him miss the match against Brazil, while he did not come off the bench against Belgium.

Southgate is spoiled for choice in attack, with Jarrod Bowen and Anthony Gordon completing his range of options with impressive performances in those two matches. However, the England manager still has Palmer very much in his thoughts.

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

“It’s a bit of a shame that Cole Palmer missed so many practices that we couldn’t get him in the game [against Belgium] at the stage it was, after missing most of the week.

“We weren’t 100 percent sure what we were going to get, whereas with Gordon we knew that [James] We knew Madison. I wouldn’t leave Cole out.”

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(The FA via Getty Images)

Boehly steps down as chairman

13:10 , Matt Verri

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

The legal arrangement, described as an ‘extraordinary agreement’, will see the west London club’s chairmanship change every five years and was introduced during the £2 takeover of Roman Abramovich from Roman Abramovich in 2022 .55 billion.

Clearlake owns around 60 percent of Chelsea and already has a major influence on the club, with Behdad Eghbali active on a daily basis at Stamford Bridge.

But they plan to seize the opportunity to appoint their own figurehead 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 waned.

There are rumors of a rift between Boehly and Clearlake Capital, but sources close to the billionaire partners deny any rift.

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The stage has been set!

13:03 , Matt Verri

It’s a perfect afternoon in West London…

Standard sports prediction

12:56 , Matt Verri

Fofana’s absence at Burnley deprives them of their main 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 wins 3-1.

Burnley team news

12:49 , Matt Verri

On-loan striker David Datro Fofana will not be eligible for a Burnley clash against his parent club. Lyle Foster will likely replace him up front.

Vincent Kompany could keep his faith in Arijanet Muric in goal after replacing James Trafford before half-time for the win over Brentford.

Nathan Redmond and Aaron Ramsey are among those missing 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 problems during 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 expected update on Christopher Nkunku and Levi Colwill’s race to recover from injury.

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

Both Raheem Sterling and Mykhailo Mudryk are battling to keep their places in the lineup.

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

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(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

How to watch Chelsea vs Burnley

12:36 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK the match will not be broadcast live as it will take place during the blackout on Saturday at 3pm.

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

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

Good afternoon!

12:30 pm , 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 is now a sprint to the finish.

The Blues have little to play for in the League, where they sit 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’ve got the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which takes place at 3pm GMT from Stamford Bridge.

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