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Chelsea XI vs Burnley: Werner, Mount, Alonso start; Chilwell out

Mason Mount and Timo Werner both start at Stamford Bridge, but there is no room for Ben Chilwell with Marcos Alonso preferred to the England left-back.

Kai Havertz has been relegated to the bench as well, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham have both been given a chance to impress in attack.

N’Golo Kante returns to take a place on the bench. Tuchel, who oversaw a 0-0 draw with Wolves in his opening game, underlined Kante’s importance to the squad in his first press conference on Thursday.

“I think he’s the strongest in the double-six, in the centre, in the heart of the game,” Tuchel said . “It gives him a little bit more freedom.

“We can use his energy, the volume in his game and his ability to recuperate and recover balls everywhere on the pitch.”

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Werner, Abraham

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Kante, Pulisic, Zouma, Giroud, Chilwell, James, Havertz

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Brady, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Vydra, Wood

Subs: Gudmundsson, Peacock-Farrell, Stephens, Rodriguez, Bardsley, Long, Dunne, Benson, Mumbongo


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