Predicted Chelsea XI vs Burnley: Sterling starts in 4-2-3-1 formation

Chelsea welcome Burney to Stamford Bridge this weekend after a gruelling international duty for many players.
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Right Winger: Cole Palmer

Arguably the best signing of the season in the league, Cole Palmer has made 19 goal contributions in 24 league outings for Chelsea this season. The Englishman is one of the first names on the team sheet and is expected to start this game on the right wing. He is fresh as he was not used by Gareth Southgate in any of the international matches against Brazil and Belgium.

Left winger: Raheem Sterling

Although Sterling's performances has dipped in recent outings, he is expected to start from the left side for Chelsea. The fans booed Sterling in a recent match against Leicester at Stamford, as he missed a penalty after he grabbed the ball from Cole Palmer - the designated penalty taker. After the missed penalty, he contributed almost nothing before being hooked off by Pochettino. Mykhailo Mudryk is currently knocking at the door to take Sterling's spot in the Chelsea starting eleven. However, the Ukrainian is expected to start from the bench after gruelling European Championship qualification matches. The Ukrainian pace and direct dribbling will be useful in the latter part of the game.

Striker: Nicolas Jackson

This position picks itself as Jackson is the only recognisable centre-forward in the Chelsea team. Jackson has chipped in with nine goals and three assists in 24 league outings this season. He scored in his last two league games against Newcastle United and Brentford. He may not be the best finisher, but his pace and work rate are vital in how Chelsea is set to play. With top strikers like Viktor Gyokeres and Victor Osimhen linked to Chelsea, Jackson would want to take his chances in the last 11 league games to prove his worth to the team and silence the doubters.