[Teams] Burnley vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on August 18, 2014

Chelsea get their Premier League campaign under way with a tricky clash against newly-promoted Burnley at Turf Moor this evening.

The Blues will be desperate to get off to a positive start as all their main title rivals registered victories over the weekend.

Jose Mourinho has taken the bold decision to drop long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech in favour of youngster Thibaut Courtois, while Cesar Azpilicueta gets the nod over summer signing Filipe Luis at left-back.

Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa do make their competitive debuts though, while Andre Shurrle starts in attack ahead of William. Didier Drogba makes the bench.

Here are the confirmed line-ups for the game:

Burnley

Heaton; Trippier, Shackell, Duff, Mee; Arfield, Jones, Marney, Taylor; Ings, Jutkiewicz

Subs: Gilks, Dummigan, Long, Wallace, Kightly, Sordell, Barnes.

Chelsea

Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill,Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas,Matic; Schurrle, Oscar,Hazard; Costa.

Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Torres, Drogba.

What’s your predicted score for the game now you’ve seen the teams? Was Mourinho right to drop Cech?

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