Stern test for Conte as Chelsea takes on Burnley tonight

Chelsea are on the road again tonight as Antonio Conte’s newly-deposed premier league champions travel to high-flying Burnley.
Chelsea head coach, Antonio Conte will be wary of the sparkling form by Burnley as they aim to salvage their underwhelming season.

The Blues will approach this match knowing that a top 4 finish is beyond their reach this season. Despite this, Conte has stressed on the fact that his side needs to end their campaign on a high with only 5 games remaining.

Chelsea will be without Danny Drinkwater due to injury, while Ethan Ampadu and David Luiz are also absentees for this encounter.

Chelsea sit in 5th place with 60 points. Their London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur lie in 4th place, 8 points above the former Premier League champions. These stats don’t read well for Chelsea’s Champions league hopes.

On the other hand, Burnley will see this as great opportunity to leapfrog Arsenal who sit just 2 points above them in the table.

Burnley will be without Ben Mee, but veteran striker Jonathan Walters will be available again after a long spell on the sidelines.

The last time these sides met, Chelsea emerged 3-2 victors courtesy of goals from Alvaro Morata and David Luiz.

In another match, Leicester city will lock horns with relegations threatened Southampton.