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Chelsea star Pedro out of Burnley clash at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea star Pedro out of Burnley clash at Stamford Bridge

- Chelsea forward Pedro has been ruled out of the Blues' clash with Burnley

- The Spanish international suffered an ankle injury against Arsenal

- New signing Alvaro Morata is expected to replace him upfront

Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea have been it with another blow as their star player Pedro will not be part of the Blues' squad that will face Burnley.

Chelsea will begin the defense of their title against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, August 12, 2017 and Antonio Conte is already sweating over shortage of arrivals at the club.

Pedro is said to have suffered an ankle injury in the Blues' defeat against Arsenal in the FA Community Shield and he is currently recuperating.

Chelsea star Pedro out of Burnley clash at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea star Pedro out of Burnley clash at Stamford Bridge (photo: Goal)

Chelsea will also be without Belgian international Eden Hazard who has been out since last season. New signing Bakayoko has also been ruled out with knee injury.

Nigerian international Victor Moses is also suspended for Chelsea's clash against Burnley after picking up a red card in the Blues FA Cup defeat against Arsenal last term.

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Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas and Frenchman N'Golo Kante will now take the full responsibility of handling the Blues' midfield against Burnley on August 12, 2017.

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