Chelsea continue to rack up the frequent flier miles, with a third away match in eight days, traveling to Manchester, Krasnodar, and now back up just north of Manchester to Burnley, to take on the local toughs.
The midweek win has put the results of the past few weeks into much more positive light. One win in six has become one loss in eight, and even that on penalties. We have to go nine games back to find an actual loss in regulation, our 2-0 defeat at home against Liverpool. Three wins, four draws, and getting eliminated from the League Cup by Spurs is no one’s idea of a stellar run of course, but perhaps we are indeed starting to put things together at last.
We can only hope for that to be the case indeed. A trip to Burnley isn’t ever easy, even if Sean Dyche’s side are one of three (3!) teams in the league yet to win a game this season (Fulham and, surprisingly, Sheffield United are the other two — all three have one point each).
Other than Kepa Arrizabalaga’s
Kepa Arrizabalaga shoulder and Billy Gilmour’s knee, we have a clean (if slightly fatigued) bill of health.