Marcos Alonso states his prediction for Burnley v Chelsea

Marcos Alonso warns Chelsea about the stern test that awaits them at Burnley on Sunday afternoon

Marcos Alonso has warned his Chelsea team-mates that they will have to be at their best if they want to beat Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues head into the game as the firm favourites to win the Premier League title this season after their brilliant start to the campaign under Antonio Conte.

Chelsea know that a win over Burnley would pull them 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table and underline their status as the firm favourites to win the title this term.

However, Chelsea defender Alonso, who joined the Blues from Fiorentina in the summer transfer window, has warned his team-mates of the stern test that awaits them at Turf Moor.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Alonso said: “Burnley are a very strong team. When they play at home, they have a very good record and we know it is going to be a very tough game.

“We will have to approach the game like the important game it is. It could be a massive three points for us in this moment and we are working hard this week which we need to put into the game on Sunday.”

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Chelsea’s upturn in form this season has been in stark contrast to their struggles last term, when they finished 10th and without a trophy.

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