Jose Mourinho has dropped veteran goalkeeeper, Petr Cech for Belgian starlet, Thibaut Courtois as Chelsea o-pen their EPL campaign against Burnley.
Thibaut Courtois, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa all make their full Chelsea debuts.
Diego Costa leads the attack with support from Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle out wide and there is also a start for Oscar.
John Terry and Gary Cahill, flanked by Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta, make up a familiar defence.
Burnley are unchanged from the side which started their most recent pre-season game.
Jose noted that, ‘Thibaut is my number one tonight against Burnley. I don’t make decisions for the season; I make decisions for a match.’ ‘I repeat: I feel so comfortable and so safe to have these two goalkeepers. It is a fantastic situation for us.’
‘Petr is a fantastic professional and he behaved that way when I told him this morning. For sure he will fight for his place.’
Chelsea team v Burnley: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa.
Subs v Burnley: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Torres, Drogba.
IS MOURINHO RIGHT WITH HIS DECISION?
HAS CECH DONE ANYTHING WRONG TO BE ON THE BENCH?
WILL COURTOIS JUSTIFY MOURINHO’S FAITH IN HIM?