Burnley vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

Burnley vs Chelsea prediction: Burnley 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea are on the march.

Last weekend, the Blues won again in the Premier League and Frank Lampard is silencing his early season doubters.

They followed it up with a fantastic result in the Champions League, winning at Ajax with a late Michy Batshuayi goal.

Burnley though is never an easy place to go.

Only one team has left Turf Moor victorious this season so will Chelsea add their name to that very illustrious list?

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Burnley vs Chelsea: Who will win?

Burnley are a big price at 10/3 to claim the three points in this one.

Chelsea meanwhile are odds on at 3/4 to win in Lancashire.

A draw is 29/10.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Both teams to score is 4/7.

Chelsea to win and over 2.5 goals is 11/8.

Chelsea to win and both teams to score is 21/10.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on August 31, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Only nine players have scored more goals in the Premier League then Ashley Barnes this season. He is 6/1 to open the scoring and 21/10 to add to his tally.

His strike partner, Chris Wood, is also in good form. The New Zealander is the same, 6/1 to break the deadlock and 21/10 to score anytime.

Tammy Abraham though is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League. He is 14/5 to score first and odds on at 19/20 to score anytime.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is back from the injury he suffered against Burnley in April. He is 15/2 to score first and 13/5 to get his first of the season.

Both Wood and Barnes to score is 9/1.

Both Dwight McNeil and Barnes to score is 25/1.

Both Mason Mount and Abraham to score is 11/2.

Both Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi to score is 16/1.

Burnley vs Chelsea: Match preview

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: The corner flag showing the Burnley club crest before the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

It’s fair to say Burnley were hard done by last weekend.

Seven days ago, Chris Wood’s towering header saw them take the lead at the King Power Stadium.

However, Leicester equalised just on half time before going in front with 15 to play.

But, with just three minutes left, Wood’s shot ricocheted off the goalkeeper, then off the defender and in.

But, after a long consultation with VAR, the referee gave a foul by Wood.

2-1 it finished and Sean Dyche was understandably not best pleased that his side had been denied a point due to a very innocuous trip.

Overall, that ended Burnley’s four-match unbeaten run and means the Clarets are down to eighth in the table, which still represents a strong start.

As ever, their strong position has been built on very good home form.

So far at Turf Moor, Southampton, Norwich and Everton have all left beaten with Liverpool’s 3-0 win there the only blot on Burnley’s copybook.

In fact, they’ve only lost 18 of their last 42 home Premier League matches.

Will they claim another scalp here?

Will Chelsea win again?

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Willian of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on September 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea meanwhile are in brilliant form right now.

Last weekend, Marcos Alonso scored the only goal of the game as they overcame a stubborn, defensive Newcastle United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Then, on Wednesday, they travelled to the Johan Cruyff Arena in the Champions League to face group leaders Ajax.

It was a pretty even game of few chances with the home side having a goal chalked off by VAR and then hitting the post.

But, with just four minutes remaining, one substitute, Christian Pulisic, found another, Michy Batshuayi, who smashed in the winner off the bar.

1-0; The best win of the Frank Lampard era to date.

That was also a massive win in the context of the group.

In Group H: Ajax and Chelsea have six points, Valencia are on four and LOSC Lille have one.

Overall, that’s now six wins in a row for Chelsea across three different competitions.

In the Premier League, they have won their last three away fixtures, scoring three goals or more on each occasion.

They have never won four successive top-flight matches on the road whilst scoring three or more goals.

Will they set a club record and win four league games in a row for the first time since the first four matches of last season?

Burnley team news vs Chelsea

Dwight McNeil of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor, Burnley on Sunday 12th May 2019. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Sean Dyche’s starting XI very rarely changes and he’s likely to name the same side that took to the field at Leicester here.

Nick Pope is very much established as the number one goalkeeper.

It’ll be the usual back four as Erik Pieters remains first-choice left-back ahead of Charlie Taylor.

There have been enforced changes in midfield recently though.

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson is out with a hamstring injury he sustained whilst on international duty with Iceland.

Jack Cork is also injured.

The latter saw Jeff Hendrick come into midfield alongside Ashley Westwood.

As far as wingers are concerned, Robbie Brady started for the first time since May 3 at Leicester and will keep his place.

Dwight McNeil will be over on the right looking to maintain his strong combination with Chris Wood.

Six of McNeil’s eight Premier League assists have been provided for Wood including the opener last weekend.

Wood and Barnes, as always, will be the front two, hoping to terrorise Chelsea’s defence.

In his pre-match press conference, Sean Dyche confirmed he expects Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes to be fit.

Dyche did though cast doubt on Chris Wood’s involvement, citing a tight hamstring. A late decision will be made on the New Zealand striker.

Will this Burnley side end Chelsea’s winning run?

Chelsea team news vs Burnley

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Emerson Palmieri of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Last weekend against Newcastle, Chelsea named five English players in their starting XI for a league match for the first time since February 2013, which coincidentally was also against the Magpies.

However, there will only be four in this side.

Because, after a very good performance in the Dutch capital mid-week, Lampard is not likely to tinker too much.

As ever, Kepa Arrizabalaga will be in goal; he’s now kept 26 clean sheets in 67 Chelsea appearances.

In defence, club captain César Azpilicueta is currently the first-choice right-back despite the presence of highly rated youngster Reece James.

On the other side though, Marcos Alonso could drop out for Emerson Palmieri who’s back after a thigh injury.

At centre-back, with no Andreas Christensen or Antonio Rüdiger, it’ll be Kurt Zouma who continues to partner Fikayo Tomori.

In midfield, they’re still without N’Golo Kanté and now Ross Barkley.

Thus, Mateo Kovačić will take the other place alongside Jorginho and Mason Mount who are almost guaranteed starters.

Further forward, Callum Hudson-Odoi became the second youngest player in Premier League history to assist in three consecutive appearances last weekend.

Then, on Wednesday, he became the youngest player to start a Champions League match for Chelsea for nearly nine years.

He’ll start on the left looking for his first league goal of the season with Willian on the other side.

Up front, no player has scored more goals as a substitute for Chelsea since the start of the 2016/17 season then Michy Batshuayi with nine.

However, he’ll be back on the bench where he’ll also find the man who sent up his goal, Christian Pulisic.

That’s because Tammy Abraham is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League with eight.

Can he fire the Blues to a seventh straight win?

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Chelsea.

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Burnley.

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The latest tweets from Burnley pre Chelsea

The latest tweets from Chelsea pre Burnley

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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