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Confirmed Chelsea team vs Burnley: Marcos Alonso makes first start in four months

Thomas Tuchel has shuffled his pack for his second match in charge of Chelsea as they take on Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday lunchtime.

The headline news is the return of Marcos Alonso to the Blues’ starting lineup. The Spaniard hasn’t played a single minute for Chelsea since he was hauled off at half time of the 3-3 draw with West Bromwich Albion way back on September 26.

Alonso was taken off and went back to the team bus instead of watching the second half from the bench with his teammates and was completely frozen out by Lampard until his departure from the team on Monday.

Alonso comes into the starting lineup at the expense of Ben Chilwell, who drops to the bench having also been substituted off by Tuchel against Wolves.

Jorginho starts for a second successive game in midfield alongside Mateo Kovacic.

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Also in from the start is Mason Mount, who was on the bench against Wolves having featured in 80 of the 84 games Lampard was in charge for.

It looks as though Tuchel has stuck with the 5-2-3 he employed in midweek to go up against Sean Dyche’s side this time around.

Edouard Mendy is once again in goal and Thiago Silva also starts in the back five alongside Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta once again. There is no Reece James as he is only on the bench. Hakim Ziyech misses out on the squad all together

Tammy Abraham starts up front at Stamford Bridge with Olivier Giroud making way having started against Wolves. Timo Werner also starts.

Chelsea: Mendy; Hudson-Odoi, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Silva, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount; Abraham, Werner.

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