Chelsea face a very quick turnaround from Wednesday night’s game in Amsterdam to Saturday evening’s game in Burnley, and that could be one of the biggest deciding factors in terms of the starting lineup.
Lampard hasn’t exactly been rotating players for the sake of rotation: 8 of the 11 have been the same for the last five games in all competitions (Kepa, Alonso, Azpi, Tomori, Jorginho, Mount, Willian, Abraham), 9 of the 11 have been the same for the last four (Zouma joining the aforementioned list), and 10 of the 11 have been the same for the last three (Hudson-Odoi joining).
It should be noted that the people’s choice lineups have largely followed suit as well. Don’t mess with the success! And it’s now six wins in a row in all competitions.
Chelsea do have a League Cup match coming up after this weekend next Wednesday, but that’s against Manchester United, and it sure would be nice to not lose that as well.
N’Golo Kanté (groin), Ross Barkley (ankle), Andreas Christensen (hamstring), and Antonio Rüdiger (groin) look to be out still for this one, but Emerson was on the bench on Wednesday, and should be ready to make his return.