The Blues welcome Sean Dyche’s side to Stamford Bridge this afternoon to claim their first win under new head coach Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea will try to claim their first victory under Thomas Tuchel this afternoon when Burnley visits Stamford Bridge

The German coach, who replaced Frank Lampard at the helm earlier this week, oversaw a 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night but with just one day to prepare for that game, few expected a refined display of the Blues under their new head coach

Today it will be a different story. Tuchel had several days to work with his team at the Cobham training grounds and some of his tactical requirements should be within the team

Burnley won’t be easy to beat, however The Clarets have won their last three games in all competitions where they beat both Liverpool and Aston Villa

Today’s game starts at 12pm and will be broadcast live on BT Sport for viewers in the UK

However, there will be live coverage from Stamford Bridge including team news, game updates and much more

It wasn’t entirely convincing but Chelsea got the job done this afternoon. They move up to seventh in the Premier League, the hunt for a top four spot is on

After today’s victory we will shortly have the thoughts of Thomas Tuchel, as well as the news, views and everything else

It’s all over at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have a 2-0 win over Burnley, their first win under Thomas Tuchel

Cesar Azpilicueta gave the Blues the lead in the first half and it wasn’t until Alonso scored late that the three points were secured

This goal by Alonso effectively ended the game, we’re just waiting for the final whistle

What a story that is! He hasn’t played for Chelsea since September but is on the match report in his first second leg

The ball is wedged in the box for Alonso and he picks the ball on his chest, knees the ball forward and then hits it home

It was an excellent performance by Hudson-Odoi, but he’s now eliminated and will be replaced by Reece James, who plays 18 minutes before the end of the game

A cross from Hudson-Odoi is almost turned into his own net by Mee, but Pope tips the ball away

Mount then whips a shot just past the goal and Pulisic then drags an effort past the post

There was a long hiatus in the game while Chris Wood was being treated – he’s gone now – a Chelsea just got down a gear since then. You have to pick things up, that lead is precarious

Another free-flowing attack by Chelsea ends with Hudson-Odoi going into the penalty spot and his shot deflected onto the post

Hudson-Odoi continues to be Chelsea’s biggest outlet in his game. He has just delivered another excellent cross for Werner, whose header is saved

The second half started at Stamford Bridge on Pulisic and that means Werner went through the middle

Christian Pulisic spent the break in an intense warm-up and is being introduced instead of Tammy Abraham

It was not easy for Chelsea in this first half, but they are leading thanks to the excellent finish of their skipper

In any case, improvements need to be made and Werner needs to find some confidence as things still don’t work for the Germans

A quick climb eventually allows Hudson-Odoi to break into the box, then cuts a pass to the Chelsea club captain who shoots his shot into the top corner!

Chelsea created some shooting opportunities in those first 35 minutes, but none of them really tested Nick Pope. Mount shooting from a distance to the last resort

Chelsea’s nice preparation ends with Hudson-Odoi Werner cutting the ball back.The German is 12 meters away but cannot properly connect to the ball and it’s a big chance he missed

Jorginho jams the ball on the back post for Alonso, who has a free header from six yards, but the Spaniard gets his header wrong and Burnley survives

The pace of Chelsea in and out of possession has just slowed down in the last few minutes and that allows Burnley to improve the field but Edouard Mendy has been no real exception

I haven’t seen much of Timo Werner so far, but the German forced a routine stop on the Burnley goalkeeper. He then saved a 20 yard effort from Kovacic

Good opportunity for Chelsea when Kovacic breaks forward and finds Hudson-Odoi in the area. He cuts back on his left foot but his shot is blocked by Tarkowski

Werner feeds Mount on the edge of the penalty area and meanders past some challenges into space, but his shot is high and far

Mateo Kovacic has looked a little more direct with his previous passport, but it’s a bit of a chess game out there

Werner to the left of the attack, Mount to the right, Abraham through the middle

We’re just minutes from kick-off here at Stamford Bridge. Three points are badly needed, we can’t afford to fall any further behind those Champions League positions

A little cooler than expected here at Stamford Bridge, where Thomas Tuchel mixed his backpack again

It’s almost like he wants to see what everyone in his squad can do, and that’s arguably why Marcos Alonso is starting for the first time since September

Callum Hudson-Odoi is starting consecutive Premier League games for the first time this season in order to boost his self-confidence. Speaking of self-confidence: Timo Werner urgently needs to find some, and he got a chance today, we think in a front two next Tammy Abraham

Billy Gilmour is not the matchday squad today and FootballLondon anticipates the midfielder is likely to be loaned out before the transfer window closes tomorrow

The 19-year-old wants to play first-team football regularly to join Scotland’s squad for this summer’s European Championship

Well, let’s go Marcos Alonso is playing for Chelsea for the first time since that tie against West Brom

There are also starts for Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham Callum Hudson-Odoi keeps his place in the right full-back

Jorginho is currently doing pre-game media duties, a sure sign that he’s starting today’s game as well

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