Chelsea will bid to refocus their attention to matters on the field when they take on struggling Burnley later today.
The Blues’ fine draw away to PSG in the Champions league last 16 tie was overshadowed by a racism controversy involving Chelsea fans at a Metro Station.
10/1 Treble for Saturday:
A man was racially abused by three Chelsea fans as he boarded a tube in Paris with the inappropriate moment caught on camera. The accused face the prospect of a life ban from Stamford Bridge as part of an investigation by the club into the incident while the club have confirmed that they have invited the victim to attend a Blues game, with Jose Mourinho offering a public apology to him.
Mourinho will hope to put the incident to one side on Saturday and concentrate instead on maintaining his side’ lead at the top, which given the location and respective forms should be a relatively straight forward task.
Chelsea have impressed at the Bridge this season, winning all their league games. The club have kept 16 clean sheets in their last 20 Premier League home games, conceding just six goals in that run.
Burnley meanwhile have won just two of their 31 Premier League away games (W2 D5 L24) and kept just one clean sheet in those matches.
When the two sides met earlier in the season, Chelsea came from a goal down to win 3-1 with Diego Costa, back in contention this weekend following a three match domestic ban, opening his Blues account.
Prior to his suspension, the forward had scored 6 goals in 7 premier league games and his return is a real boost for Chelsea.
Oscar, Petr Cech, Juan Cuadrado and Kurt Zouma could all feature after failing to start in Paris while John Obi Mikel is out with a knee injury.
Burnley meanwhile will have Stephen Ward available however Matt Taylor, Dean Marney and Kevin Long are all out.