Chelsea host Burnley at Stamford Bridge in Antonio Conte’s second Premier League home game and fourth game in charge in all competitions and ordinarily, the Blues look like run-away winners against the newly promoted side.
The Blues are one of only four teams with a 100% record in the Premier League so far, and are currently fourth on the log.
Burnley, meanwhile, have won one of their two Premier League games and lost the other, but they are not too far off their opponents this weekend on the log, as they are just four places below on eighth.
Willian has returned to training for Chelsea, and could be listed to face Burnley on Saturday. The Brazilian had been suffering from a calf strain, and will need to pass a late fitness test to see if he can make the matchday squad.
Another player who could return after missing all of their games so far this season is John Obi Mikel, who is back after representing Nigeria at the Olympic Games in Brazil.
Defender Kurt Zouma however remain sidelined, while John Terry, Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa are all expected to return after being rested for midweek’s League Cup win over Bristol.
Burnley on their part, are also expected to return to full strength, after making 10 changes for the midweek game against Accrington Stanley.
Ashley Barnes is however out with a hamstring complaint, while Jon Flanagan is set to return to the bench after playing all through in the loss in midweek.
Goalkeeper Tom Heaton, Steven Defour and the under-fire Andre Gray are all expected to return, after being rested in the League Cup in midweek.
Chelsea haven’t lost any of their four Premier League meetings with Burnley, winning three and drawing one.
Burnley have scored in all but one of their last eight clashes with the Blues in all competitions (a 3-0 top-flight defeat to Chelsea in August 2009).
Branislav Ivanovic scored in both league meetings in 2014/15, the last season the two sides met.
Chelsea have won the Premier League title in both of the previous seasons Burnley were in the division.
Burnley have conceded just one goal in their last five Premier League matches (three of which were in May 2015, the other two in August 2016).
Burnley have picked up just two points from 11 previous visits to London in the Premier League (W0 D2 L9), scoring six times and conceding 28 goals.
Antonio Conte is currently unbeaten in 29 successive league home matches as a club manager (W27 D2 L0), last suffering a home defeat in January 2013 (Juventus 1-2 Sampdoria).
George Boyd has run the furthest (24.9km) and made the most sprints (166) in the Premier League so far this season.
What are the managers saying?
Antonio Conte, Chelsea – “It’s incredible as only one year ago people were paying attention to the possession ball. But against Liverpool Burnley had 25 per cent and Liverpool had 75 per cent, and yet the result is 2-0 to Burnley!
“For this reason I told my players to pay a lot of attention because it will be a very tough match. We have to be together. The English league every game is very tough. If you don’t have the right attention anything can happen.”
Sean Dyche, Burnley – “We know the main target this year. It doesn’t mean we’re diminishing the thought of a cup but the main goal is what we’re trying to achieve in the Premier League, we know that.
“We know the challenge that’s ahead of us and we know there’s a group that we’d more be hoping to get points against and we know there’s a group that’s more difficult to get points against, particularly away from home, and Chelsea come into that.
“It is the beauty of football, that’s why we all love it, when you can go away to these places with a bit of freedom, take on the game and see what comes your way.”