Here are your Chelsea headlines for the morning of Saturday, October 31.
Starting new-look front three would give Chelsea tactical trio they want
Chelsea made waves in the summer transfer window by signing Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to give themselves a new attacking line.
However, Frank Lampard has struggled to find the right combination over the early part of the season, with Chelsea enjoying mixed results. The Blues have so failed to produce the perfect performance.
As Colin Millar notes, though, this weekend’s Premier League fixture against Burnley at Turf Moor could present Lampard with the chance to field Havertz, Werner and Ziyech as a front three for the first time.
Werner and Ziyech have both shown how they might fit into Chelsea’s tactical masterplan, although Havertz has been a more difficult puzzle to solve so far.
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Thiago Silva involved as training session offers hints for Burnley match
Having missed the Champions League win over Krasnodar during the week, Thiago Silva took part in Chelsea’s training session on Friday.
This suggests the Brazilian centre back could be involved against Burnley at Turf Moor this weekend, with Lampard only revealing that the former AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain player is suffering from “maintenance issues.”
There were some other signs of what Chelsea’s journey to Burnley might hold, with young midfielder Billy Gilmour pictured back in training after a period out through injury. Gilmour will not play any part against Burnley, though.
Lampard also took part in training at Cobham on Friday, proving that he still has the old touch. Here are four things we noticed ahead of Saturday’s match.
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