Burnley Attempt To Derail Chelsea’s Momentum At Turf Moor
Premier League football is back once again this weekend as we look ahead to what should be a really entertaining set of fixtures. From the top of the league to the very bottom there are surprising results to be found in the early stage of the new season, and we can’t see that trend stopping any time soon. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at Burnley vs Chelsea, as Sean Dyche’s men attempt to do what they do best: overcome the odds and shock the football world as they take on Frank Lampard’s new look Blues side at Turf Moor.
Burnley’s last six games have showcased their need to gain some stability within the first team squad. They started off with a 3-0 loss at home to Liverpool, where the gulf in class was pretty clear for all to see. They went on to draw against Brighton before holding firm in a nice 2-0 win over Norwich. They salvaged an impressive point from their game at Villa Park before beating Everton, but against Leicester last weekend, they came up a little short in a 2-1 defeat. Barnes will be hoping he can return from a groin issue here, with Cork also being tipped to return. Drinkwater is ineligible due to the terms of his loan with Gudmundsson also being out.
It’s impossible to fault Chelsea’s latest run of form as they continue to prove why they’re by far one of the best clubs in the top flight. They were able to batter Grimsby 7-1 in the Carabao Cup, before easing towards a 2-0 win over Brighton. They edged out Lille in the Champions League to give their European hopes a much needed injection of life, before also seeing off the challenge of Southampton. Then, in two very different but very important games, they beat Newcastle and Ajax both by a score of 1-0. Kante and Rudiger are both doubts for this game with Pulisic hoping to make his first league start since August, whereas Hudson-Odoi probably won’t be fit enough to feature from the word go.
Burnley vs Chelsea Betting Prediction
Burnley like to find openings where it doesn’t even really look like there should be any, and that’s the kind of opposition Chelsea seem to struggle against. The Blues thrive on their ability to carve teams open with their determination and youthful exuberance, but we can’t imagine they’re going to have quite the same level of success as they usually do when they head up to Lancashire. With that being said, we are going to go for a draw here as Burnley continue to prove that they belong in the mix in the top half.