Championship: Having won their first point in the CHampionship during the week, Wycombe Wanderers have taken the lead against Sheffield Wednesday at Adams Park. It’s come against the run of play, but Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth won’t mind.
Burnley 0-1 Chelsea: Reece James cross from the right flank again, his curling pass heading for Timo Werner at the far post. Kevin Long stretches every sinew to poke the ball off its intended trajectory and save Burnley from going two down. It’s half-time at Turf Moor but Chelsea are very much in the ascendency.
Burnley 0-1 Chelsea: Thiago Silva uses all his guile and experience to back into Josh Brownhill and fall over as the Burnley midfielder stood under a dropping ball in the Chelsea penalty area, hoping to head it goalwards. Free-kick for Chelsea, but a bemused looking Brownhill did nothing wrong!
Championship: Preston have made it one apiece in their game against Birmingham City, with Jayden Stockley restoring parity with a beauty. At Loftus Road, Todd Kane doubled his side’s lead after 27 minutes.
Burnley 0-1 Chelsea: Chelsea continue to dominate but a promising move breaks down when Timo Werner runs into traffic and is crowded off the ball just inside the Burnley penalty area with nine minutes to go until the break.
Championship latest: An excellent assist for Stoke City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, whose long goal kick bounces between Rotherham’s centre-halves. James McClean is alert enough to sprint past them and poke the ball Jamal Blackman.
Championship latest scores
- Bristol City 1-3 Norwich City (result)
- Bournemouth 0-1 Derby County
- Barnsley 1-0 Watford
- Luton Town 0-2 Brentford
- Middlesbrough 0-0 Nottingham Forest
- Millwall 0-1 Huddersfield Town
- Preston 1-1 Birmingham City
- QPR 1-0 Cardiff City
- Stoke City 1-0 Rotherham
- Swansea City 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
- Wycombe Wanderers 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday
GOAL! Burnley 0-1 Chelsea (Ziyech 27)
Premier League: Teed up by Tammy Abraham on the edge of the Burnley penalty area, Hakimn Ziyech drags a low drive into the bottom right-hand corner past an unsighted Nick Pope.
Burnley 0-0 Chelsea: Reece James whips another cross in from the right, trying to pick out Timo Werner. Nick Pope is quick off his line to pluck the ball from the sky.
Championship: Ilias Chair volleys home a cross from the right to make it QPR 1-0 Cardiff City at Loftus Road. Meanwhile at Kenilworth Road, Rico Henry scores with a lovely touch to give Brentford the lead over Luton Town.
Burnley 0-0 Chelsea: Ben Chilwell appeals for a penalty after getting a shove in the back from Josh Brownhill while attempting to get on the end of a Reece James cross from the right, but no spot-kick is forthcoming. That’s a poor deicision.
Championship: Derby County lead Bournemouth after a Graeme Shinnie shot took a wicked deflection folowing a goalmouth scramble.
Burnley 0-0 Chelsea: Chelsea are bossing proceedings in the opening stages at Turf Moor, but Burnley’s rearguard is standing firm. Tammy Abraham had a half-chance in the early stages, but the best opportunity of the game after 13 minutes has fallen to Ashley Barnes.
Championship: Mourning the loss of their former manager, Nobby Stiles, who died yesterday after a long illness, Preston are a goal down against Birmingham City. Riley Magree scored there after two minutes. At Oakwell, Alex Mowatt has put Barnsley ahead against Watford. I spoke to former Preston, Brighton and Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson this morning and he paid generous tribute to Nobby, a man he says was instrumental in making him the successful footballer he went on to be.
Burnley 0-0 Chelsea: Eduoard Mendy is forced to dash off his line to prevent Ashley Barnes from lifting a bouncing long ball from the boot of Matt Lowton over his head when through on goal. Barnes lifts it over the bar under pressure and the Chelsea goalkeeper takes out the striker after the ball his left his boot, but no spot-kick is forthcoming.
League One: It’s finished Gillingham 0-2 Sunderland two at the Priestfield Stadium, where Chris Maguire and Lynden Gooch got the goals in the final 10 minutes.
Burnley v Chelsea is go …
Premier League: As kick-off is signalled in grounds the length and breadth of the UK, play gets under way in the Premier League’s only three o’clock kick-off.
Match report: Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City
Premier League: Kyle Walker scored from distance to consign his boyhood club to their sixth Premier League defeat of the season. Louise Taylor was there …
League One: Lynden Gooch has doubled Sunderland’s lead at Gillingham in added time.
A late change in the Chelsea line-up: Christian Pulisic has been injured in the warm-up and has been replaced by Timo Werner, who is promoted from the bench.
League One: Just on as a substitute, Chris Maguire has put Sunderland a goal ahead against Gillingham at the Priest field Stadium with justr a few minutes left on the clock.
Burnley v Chelsea: Sean Dyche makes one change, with Dale Stephens coming in for the injured Johann Berg Gudmundsson. Frank Lampard has made three changes to the side that drew against Manchester United in last weekend’s dreary spectacle. Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech and Tammy Abraham are in, with Jorginho, Cesar Azpilicueta and Timo Werner, making way.
Full time: Bristol City 1-3 Norwich City
Championship: Emi Buendia and Teemu Pukki got the goals for Norwich City as the visitors triumphed at Ashton Gate.
Full time: Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City
Premier League: A stunning strike from Kyle Walker consigned the Manchester City full-back’s former club to their sixth defeat of the season.
Championship: Nakhi Wells has missed a spot-kick for the home side at Ashton Gate, where it remains Bristol City 1-3 Norwich City.
League One: It’s still scoreless between Gillingham and Sunderland in the day’s early kick-off.
League Two: Tom Parkes has scored early in the second half to give Exeter City a one goal lead over Carlisle.
Burnley v Chelsea line-ups
Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor, Stephens, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Barnes, Wood.
Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Dunne, Richardson, Brady, Rodriguez, Vydra, Thompson.
Chelsea: Mendy, James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Pulisic, Havertz, Mount, Ziyech, Abraham.
Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Jorginho, Werner, Giroud, Hudon-Odoi, Azpilicueta.
Referee: David Coote
VAR: Anthony Taylor
Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City
Premier League: Kyle Walker scored a first-half beauty to put Manchester City a goal up at Bramall Lane and they’re currently approaching the hour mark. Scott Murray has the latest …
Early team news
Burnley may be without their Icelandic midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who was to be assessed this morning after suffering a calf strain against Tottenham on Monday night. Burnley defenders Erik Pieters, Phil Bardsley and Ben Mee are all sidelined with injury, while midfielder Jack Cork is also out.
By contrast, Frank Lampard has no major injury concerns, with central defender Thiago Silva expected to be available for selection after missing out on Chelsea’s midweek trip to Russia. Lampard has described his squad are “a tired group” after their Champions League adventures and his staff will factor in fatigue before settling on their line-up.
Premier League Burnley v Chelsea
Five games into the season and with just a solitary point to show for their efforts so far, Burnley host Chelsea at Turf Moor in the top flight’s sole 3pm kick-off this Saturday afternoon.
Having scored only three goals, Sean Dyche’s team will have to find a way through a defence that has kept three consecutive clean sheets following a shaky start to the season, while Chelsea’s increasingly impressive array of attacking talent will fancy their chances of making hay against a Burnley rearguard that has only one top flight shut-out in the current campaign and is missing key personnel through injury.
Kick-off is at 3pm (GMT), but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.
Thank football it’s Saturday
Welcome along to today’s clockwatch, where the main focus will be on Burnley’s top flight match against Chelsea, while keeping an eye on the state of play in the divisions below … time and events at Turf Moor permitting. It’s another busy day on Planet Football, so stay tuned for team news, build-up and post-match reaction as the afternoon unravels.