Thomas Tuchel will be hoping to claim his first win as Chelsea manager when the Blues host Burnley in the Premier League this weekend.

The Blues drew with Wolves in midweek in Tuchel’s first game since replacing Frank Lampard.

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea host Burnley in the Premier League this weekend

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Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea host Burnley in the Premier League this weekend

Now the German is gearing up to his second clash as Burnley visit west London.

Burnley have beaten Fulham and Aston Villa in their last two league outings and will want to continue that good run to move away from the relegation zone.

Chelsea saw off Burnley 3-0 in October with goals from Hakim Ziyech, Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner.

Chelsea vs Burnley: How to listen

This match will get under way at 12pm on Sunday, January 31.

Full coverage from Stamford Bridge will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 11am.

Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will come from Joe Shennan and Alvin Martin.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

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Simon Jordan sends warning to Chelsea players as he compares Thomas Tuchel’s mannerisms and delivery to Jose Mourinho when he arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2004

Chelsea vs Burnley: Confirmed teams

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic; Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Werner; Abraham

Subs: Kepa, Christensen, Kante, Pulisic, Zouma, Giroud, Chilwell, James, Havertz

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Pieters; Brady, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Vydra, Wood

Subs: Gudmundsson, Peacock-Farrell, Stephens, Rodriguez, Bardsley, Long, Dunne, Benson, Mumbongo

Chelsea vs Burnley: What has been said?

New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: “It is a big, big challenge of course. We miss the supporters and the energy but it is not only the supporters that we miss. 

“For me it is crucial to create a certain special atmosphere and bond on a daily basis here at Cobham and in the dressing room too.

“But with the current Covid-19 situation we have social distancing. At the moment we are using three changing rooms for the team, we can’t have everybody in the gym together at the same time, we have to adapt and for me, we can’t do big celebrations in training when we play six versus six.

“All of these little details that maybe normally we don’t talk about or think about, they make a big difference to create a certain bond, a glue, between the players to create the atmosphere that you can take to the dressing room.

“That does not exist and at the same time, the biggest thing is the empty stadiums, it affects everybody on a personal level so some players are a bit more scared than others, about parents and grandparents. This is a huge thing for everyone to deal with, but we have now and in the middle of the season.

“But at the same time, like I said there is no time to think about that so maybe it was good to be a part of this adventure. I didn’t hesitate but it is a big challenge for sure.”

Burnley beat Aston Villa in midweek

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Burnley beat Aston Villa in midweek

Chelsea vs Burnley: Match stats and facts

  • Chelsea have lost one of their 13 Premier League games against Burnley (W9 D3), losing 2-3 on the opening day of the 2017-18 season at Stamford Bridge as reigning champions.
  • Burnley have only won six points in 13 Premier League matches against Chelsea (W1 D3) but five of those six have been earned at Stamford Bridge, via a win (3-2 in 2017/18) and two draws (1-1 in 2014/15 and 2-2 in 2018/19).
  • None of the 13 Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Burnley have been goalless at half-time – this is the only Premier League fixture played more than 10 times to see a goal scored in the first half of each meeting.
  • Chelsea are winless in three home league games, last having a longer league run without a victory at Stamford Bridge in May 2016 under Guus Hiddink (five games).
  • Chelsea netted 29 goals in their first 14 Premier League games this season (2.1 per game), but have scored just four in their subsequent six (0.7 per game). The Blues haven’t netted more than once in these six games, last having a longer league run of failing to score at least twice between October-December 2015 (7).
  • Burnley are looking to win three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since April 2019. Meanwhile, the last time they won three consecutive top-flight games all against sides starting the day in the top half of the table was in March 1965.
  • Burnley came from behind to win a Premier League game for the first time this season in their last match against Aston Villa. The 3-2 victory was the first time they’d scored as many as three goals in 30 Premier League games, since beating Bournemouth 3-0 in February 2020.
  • In their 0-0 draw with Wolves last time out, Chelsea recorded 78.9% possession and 832 successful passes, the Blues’ highest figures in a Premier League home match since we have this data available (2003-04).
  • Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez has scored in four of his seven starts against Chelsea in all competitions, netting four goals, though only one of those was scored at Stamford Bridge – for Southampton in a 3-1 defeat in December 2013.
  • Of all keepers to have played at least twice this season, only Ederson (61%) has kept a clean sheet in a higher share of their games than Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy (50% – 8/16).


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