Hazard out, Giroud in: Chelsea’s surprise

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Chelsea’s starting lineup for the club’s clash with Burnley this evening has been announced, with Antonio Conte having rung the changes for the capital outfit.

Matchup
The Blues are set to take on Sean Dyche’s high-flying Clarets in a Premier League clash from 7.45 pm, with Chelsea hoping to put further pressure on London rivals Tottenham for the final English spot in next season’s Champions League.
Conte’s men currently sit 8 points behind 4th-placed Spurs, though their slim hopes of catching Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been dealt a boost over the last week, after Tottenham picked up just a solitary point from fixtures versus Manchester City and Brighton.
Burnley, meanwhile, have continued to defy the odds of late, having incredibly strung together 5 straight Premier League wins.
The Clarets currently sit in 7th-place in the English top-flight table, just 2 points behind Arsenal in 6th, and a hefty 9 points clear of 8th-placed Leicester City.

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Teams
The starting lineups of both sides were announced a short time ago, with hosts Burnley set to take to the Turf Moor pitch as follows:

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, meanwhile, has revolutionised his front-line for this evening, with both Willian and Eden Hazard dropping out, and Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud set to spearhead a powerful attack.

Elsewhere, Tiemoue Bakayoko returns, as does Antonio Rudiger, while Emerson replaces the suspended Marcos Alonso at left-wing back

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