Premier League: Chelsea vs. Burnley


Burnley are on a high after stunning the Red Devils and Everton. Later this afternoon, they will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in search of another unexpected scalp.

The Blues have won all three of their Premier League games this season under Carlo Ancelotti. The new manager will have a fresh squad to choose from after a midweek break and the West London side should have more than enough to down the courageous Clarets.

Chelsea will be without Yuri Zhirkov, Joe Cole, Alex and Paulo Ferreira because of injuries but Juliano Belletti is expected to play.

Burnley full back Richard Eckersley will sit out the contest as he is suspended. He is serving a one-match ban after being sent off in the Carling Cup victory at Hartlepool in midweek.

Defender Michael Duff could possibly play after an ankle problem but Steven Caldwell remains sidelined with a groin injury.

Game time is 12:45 p.m. BST (7:45 a.m. ET).

UPDATE: Chelsea moved to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over the Clarets. Goals from Nicolas Anelka, Michael Ballack and Ashley Cole kept the Blues’ perfect record unharmed and left Burnley tasting defeat for the second time this season.