Chelsea v Burnley early team news: Nine expected to miss out through injury, three doubts and one ineligible - gallery

Both Chelsea and Burnley are expected to be without a number of key men for Saturday’s encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Vincent Kompany’s men return to action this weekend looking to claim their first back-to-back wins of the season.

Following Nottingham Forest’s four-point deduction, the gap to safety now stands at just five points with nine games remaining – setting up a potentially dramatic end to the season.

As for Chelsea, they beat Newcastle 4-2 in their last league outing before clinching their spot in the semi-finals of the FA Cup by overcoming Leicester City.

Here's an early look at the team news for both outfits: