The Blues' chances of securing a top-four finish are fading fast, but Antonio Conte will be desperate to end the season on a high note by putting together some positive results in the remaining five league games.
However, it won't be an easy task and it is notable that just eight points separate the Londoners from the Clarets, who came off the better when the sides met at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the season.
|Game||Burnley vs Chelsea|
|Date||Thursday, April 19|
|Time||19:45 BST / 14:45 ET|
|Stream (US only)||fuboTV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Pope, Heaton, Lindegaard|
|Defenders||Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward, Bardsley, Long|
|Midfielders||Cork, N'Koudou, Marney, Brady, Hendrick, Defour, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Lennon, Arfield, O'Neill, Jackson|
|Forwards||Vokes, Barnes, Wood, Walters, Wells|
Skipper Ben Mee has been ruled out but Jonathan Walters has returned to training having been out for much of the season. Robbie Brady, Steven Defour and Scott Arfield are all long-term absentees.
Potential Burnley starting XI: Pope; Ward, Long, Lowton, Tarkowski; Westwood, Cork, Gudmundsson, Lennon; Barnes, Wood.
|Goalkeepers||Caballero, Courtois, Eduardo|
|Defenders||Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Emerson, Ampadu, Sterling, Chalobah|
|Midfielders||Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Moses, Willian, Bakayoko, Scott, Hudson-Odoi|
Chelsea are set to be without Danny Drinkwater, who has a groin complaint, while Ethan Ampadu and David Luiz are also expected to miss out.
Potential Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Christensen, Azpilicueta, Cahill; Emerson, Zappacosta; Kante, Hazard, Fabregas, Willian, Pedro; Morata.
Betting & Match Odds
Chelsea are 19/20 favourites to win the match according to dabblebet, with Burnley's chances rated at 16/5. A draw is considered a 5/2 bet.
Chelsea are eight points adrift of fourth-place Tottenham with just 15 points left to play for, meaning that the likelihood of them securing a Champions League finish is slim. However, Conte remains defiant and insists that his players must not give up hope.
"We have to try until the end to reach this target [finishing in the top four]," Conte told reporters ahead of the match. "If we want to be realistic, then with five games to go it’s not simple to reduce the gap. But we must have the will to fight until the end and the desire to reach this target.
"Tomorrow we play a really strong team in Burnley, a team having a fantastic season and it won’t be easy to get the three points. But we have to try to win this game."
The last time Chelsea met Burnley resulted in a 3-2 defeat for the Blues as the Clarets went 3-0 up in the first half before Alvaro Morata and David Luiz struck late in the second half to make the scoreline appear respectable.
It was the first game of the season and the manner of the defeat set the tone for a woefully inconsistent season, which has seen Conte's men fall well below the standards expected of defending champions. On Thursday, they can exact revenge, but a win can also serve as a boost as they attempt to salvage some pride - and silverware - from what's left of the campaign.