MX23RW : Friday, October 19 12:06:47
Aug 12, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,616
Chelsea
2-3
Burnley
Morata (69'), Luiz (88')
Alonso (3'), Fabregas (16'), Luiz (78'), Rudiger (89')
Cahill (14'), Fabregas (81')
FT(HT: 0-3)
Vokes (24', 42'), Ward (39')
Brady (61'), Mee (63'), Arfield (77')

Team News: Alvaro Morata on bench for Chelsea

Alvaro Morata starts on the bench as Chelsea welcome Burnley to Stamford Bridge.

Club-record signing Alvaro Morata starts on the bench as Chelsea welcome Burnley to Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Blues manager Antonio Conte puts his faith in 20-year-old Jeremie Boga - making his first senior appearance - up front as the Premier League champions begin the defence of their title.

The youngster starts alongside Willian and Michy Batshuayi in a 3-4-3 formation, with Diego Costa still exiled by Conte and Eden Hazard and Pedro sidelined with ankle knocks.

N'Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas are in the heart of the midfield, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso on either wing, while summer signing Antonio Rudiger makes his league debut in the back three alongside David Luiz and newly-appointed skipper Gary Cahill. Thibaut Courtois remains in place between the sticks.

Options on the bench include the likes of youngsters Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori, as well as Kenedy, despite his controversial exit from the club's pre-season tour of the Far East.

For Burnley, Sean Dyche starts with Sam Vokes in a lone striker role following the departure of Andre Gray to rivals Watford.

Former Swansea City midfielder Jack Cork makes his debut for the club alongside Jeff Hendrick, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Steven Defour and Robbie Brady.

Tom Heaton is back in goal, while James Tarkowski starts in the back four alongside Matthew Lowton, Stephen Ward and Ben Mee in the wake of Michael Keane's exit for Everton.

Summer signing Jonathan Walters starts the game on the bench, while Phil Bardsley misses out on a place in the squad as he continues to work his way back to full fitness.

Chelsea: Courtois; Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill; Azpilicueta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Boga
Subs: Cabellero, Christensen, Tomori, Kenedy, Scott, Musonda, Morata

Burnley: Heaton; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward; Gudmundsson, Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Brady; Vokes
Subs: Taylor, Arfield, Westwood, Walters, Pope, Long, Barnes

Keep up with every twist and turn from Stamford Bridge this afternoon with Sports Mole's live text commentary here.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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