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Today’s Championship fixtures
- Bristol City 1-3 Norwich City (12.30 kick-off)
- Bournemouth v Derby County
- Barnsley v Watford
- Luton Town v Brentford
- Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest
- Millwall v Huddersfield Town
- Preston v Birmingham City
- QPR v Cardiff City
- Stoke City v Rotherham
- Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers
- Wycombe Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday
Today’s League One fixtures
- Gillingham 0-0 Sunderland (1pm kick-off)
- Accrington Stanley v Plymouth Argyle
- Burton Albion v Blackpool
- Doncaster Rovers v Lincoln City
- Fleetwood Town v Oxford United
- Ipswich Town v Crewe Alexandra
- MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon
- Peterborough United v Shrewsbury Town
- Portsmouth v Charlton Athletic
- Rochdale v Bristol Rovers
- Swindon Town v Hull City
- Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town
Today’s League Two fixtures
- Exeter City 0-0 Carlisle (1pm kick-off)
- Barrow v Bradford City
- Cheltenham Town v Forest Green
- Crawley Town v Cambridge United
- Leyton Orient v Bolton Wanderers
- Mansfield Town v Walsall
- Newport County v Harrogate
- Salford City v Oldham Athletic
- Southend United v Port Vale
- Stevenage v Grimsby Town
- Tranmere Rovers v Morecambe
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.
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.
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.