Chelsea vs Burnley
English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 27 August, 2016,
Kick-off: 15:00 UK.
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
The Blues will welcome Burnley to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, as the two teams enter the game from a win in their last League game.
Antonio Conte so far has enjoyed 100% record this season, after winning their first 2 Premier League games. Etienne Capoue’s goal gave Watford the lead and it seemed as the game will go their way until 80th minute when Batshuayi equalised for chelsea. Furthermore, Spanish international Diego Costa made it 2-1 in the 87th minute as the Blues went on to win the game. Also the Blues defeated Bristol Roovers 3-2 on Tuesday and Conte is looking to keep his winning record going.
Meanwhile, Burnley were the surprise of last week as they beat Liverpool 2-0 at Turf Moor last Saturday. Goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray in 2nd and 37th minutes respectively put Burnley ahead of Liverpool in the game. The Clarets fought on in the game to protect their lead, they ended the game with a possession below 20%. They will aim for a repeat of last week’s performance as they travel to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea: Team News
Kurt Zouma and Marco Van Ginkel are still on injury list, while Willian is still under assessment and yet to be confirmed fit. Fabregas may make his first start of the season after an impressive display last week.
Chelsea: Predicted Line up (4-1-4-1)
Courtois – Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahil, Ivanovic- Kante – Hazard, Matic, Fabregas, Oscar – Costa.
Burnley: Team News
Burnley has only one injury concern (Ashley Barnes), the manager Dyche is expected to play the same team that defeated Liverpool last week.
Burnley: Predicted Line Up (4-4-2)
Heaton – Ward, Keane, Mee, Lowton – Arfield, Defour, Marney, Boyd – Vokes, Gray.
Chelsea vs Burnley: Head to Head statistics
These two teams have played 69 times in the past, but Burnley has had more wins than the London Blues. burnley have won 33 games against Chelsea and lost 22. At home Chelsea have won 14 times and lost 15 times.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 4 games against Burnley, they have won 3 and drawn 1. Also they have scored at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 games against Burnley.
Chelsea vs Burnley: Prediction
Despite Burnley’s win last weekend, Chelsea remain the favourites in this game. They have won their last 5 games in all competitions and have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 games.
The Blues look good to make it three out of three wins and expect them to win this by a two goal margin.
Chelsea vs Burnley: Betting Tips
1. Chelsea win
2. Chelsea -1 Handicap
3. Chelsea over 1.5 goals