Chelsea vs Burnley: 3 things to look out for

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3. Will Chelsea continue their good march home form?

It's been a remarkable 24 years since Chelsea last faced defeat in the month of March at Stamford Bridge in the league, a streak Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to keep intact as his side prepares to welcome Burnley to Stamford Bridge this Saturday. On the opposite bench, Vincent Kompany, buoyed by a recent victory over Brentford, will be eager to claim another London scalp, despite his team's precarious position in the relegation zone. Yet, Chelsea's unpredictable form under Pochettino offers a glimmer of hope for the Clarets. However, Burnley will have to navigate this challenge without their recent standout, Datro Fofana, due to the conditions of his loan from Chelsea, marking a significant absence for the visitors.

The previous encounter between these teams at Turf Moor culminated in a resounding victory for the Blues, who managed to overturn an early deficit with a powerful display of four unanswered goals. Pochettino and his squad will no doubt aim to replicate such a dominant performance, seeking not just to extend their impressive March record but also to solidify their position in the league standings. Currently trailing West Ham United by just five points — with two games in hand — CFC finds themselves on the cusp of climbing into a more favorable league position. With a critical clash against Manchester United on the horizon, securing three points against Burnley would not only continue their March legacy but also position them strategically for the challenges ahead, underscoring the importance of victory in this upcoming fixture.