KICK off: 31 January 14:00
Information: N’Golo Kante has recently been absent due to a thigh problem, but the Chelsea midfielder is back for this match, meaning that Tuchel has a full squad to choose from for his second match in charge. There could be a change of formation on Sunday, with a back four rather than a back three potentially taking to the field, while Tuchel is also expected to shuffle his pack in terms of personnel. Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham could all earn starting roles, with Olivier Giroud, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech potentially dropping to the bench.
Timo Werner is also an option in the final third of the field, but the Germany international was not involved against Wolves and could again be on the bench for Sunday’s clash. As for Burnley, Ashley Barnes could again miss out with a knock, while Josh Brownhill is a doubt with the foot injury that he picked up in the win over Villa. Charlie Taylor is “back on the grass and making progress”, according to Dyche, although the defender will not be available for the Clarets at Stamford Bridge, meaning that Erik Pieters should keep his spot. Jack Cork is in line to replace Brownhill in midfield, but the side could otherwise be unchanged from Wednesday’s game, with Jay Rodriguez potentially partnering Wood in the final third of the field. Chelsea possible starting lineup: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Pulisic Burnley possible starting lineup: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Brady, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Wood, Rodriguez
Prediction: Over 2,5 goals