Adrian Clarke is looking at key tactical talking points ahead of Matchweek 10.
And after nine matches of the current campaign he finds himself top of these Premier League rankings again.
It took several weeks for Burnley to find their range when supplying Wood.
He cut a frustrated figure during the first five matches, playing second fiddle to Ashley Barnes, who opened up with four goals in the first three fixtures.
While Wood lacked sharpness, the service into him was also poor.
A fine brace at home to Norwich City in Matchweek 5 gave his season the kick-start it needed.
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Wood's outstanding goal against the Foxes last weekend arrived courtesy of a McNeil cross. The same player supplied him with a low centre for a classy near-post finish at home to Norwich.
In that match, midfielder Ashley Westwood, a player who likes to pass to Wood on a regular basis, also assisted his team-mate from a left-wing corner.
Lowton is also now on the same wavelength as Wood.
The right-back’s brilliant cross was nodded home by Wood at Villa Park, and last time out it was his gorgeous curling delivery that created Jonny Evans' own goal that was ruled out by VAR for a trip by Wood.
To shackle the forward for 90 minutes, Chelsea’s full-backs must close down any home player who is looking to cross the ball into the penalty area.
Chelsea approach this encounter in terrific form, winning their last three Premier League matches.
But they have shown fragility from crosses, conceding three times from corners and free-kicks.
They have also leaked three more goals from wide deliveries in open play.
If, as expected, Barnes returns from injury to start alongside Wood in the Burnley attack, Lampard's men will know they need to show outstanding resilience in the air.
Until now this season Sean Dyche has seen his two chief goal threats hit form at different periods.
Sooner or later Barnes and Wood will find their groove in the same match, and that will spell trouble any opponents, including Chelsea.