Saturday, November 28, 2020

Prediction: Burnley vs Chelsea

Prediction: Chelsea to win 3-0

Best Odds: 11/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Burnley and Chelsea will face each other at Turf Moor in the Premier League this weekend. The match is slated to kick off at 3pm UK time on Saturday and could prove to be a hugely entertaining encounter.

Burnley

Burnley have made a disappointing start to their 2020-21 Premier League campaign and are in real danger of getting dragged into a relegation fight as the season progresses. Sean Dyche’s side have picked up just one point from their five league games so far this season and find themselves third from bottom in the standings.

The Clarets’ latest defeat in the Premier League came on Monday evening when they went down 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor. Son Heung-min’s goal in the 76th minute proved to be the difference between the two teams.

Team news:

Jack Cork and Ben Mee are likely to be out of action for a while and may not be back until after the international break. Erik Pieters has a calf problem and may miss the game, but Phil Bardsley should be available after sitting out the match against Tottenham after testing positive for coronavirus.

Chelsea

Chelsea were expected to challenge for the Premier League title this season, but things have not been exactly great for the Blues so far this season. Frank Lampard’s side currently find themselves as low as 10th in the standings with nine points from six matches, four points behind Everton and Liverpool, who are first and second respectively in the standings.

The London club have been rather inconsistent in the league, playing out a goalless draw with Manchester United away from home at Old Trafford in the Premier League last weekend following a 3-3 draw with Southampton at Stamford Bridge and a 4-0 home win against Crystal Palace.

Chelsea will head into the match against Burnley on the back of a 4-0 hammering of FK Krasnodar away from home in the Champions League. Hakim Ziyech scored his first competitive goal for the Blues in their success in Russia, with Timo Werner also among the goalscorers.

Team news:

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa is likely to miss out due to injury, but Thiago Silva could start after not being part of the Chelsea squad that travelled to Russia in midweek. Ziyech could start for Frank Lampard’s side, with Werner and Kai Havertz also likely to line up in attack.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Chelsea have scored 13 goals in the Premier League this season.
    Burnley have scored just three goals in five league games this campaign.
    Chelsea have conceded nine goals in the league this season.
    Burnley have also conceded nine goals in the league this campaign.
    Chelsea beat Burnley 4-2 at Turf Moor in the Premier League last season.

Conclusion

Although Burnley will have home advantage on Saturday afternoon, it is hard to see anything but a Chelsea win in the Premier League game at Turf Moor. The Blues have the better team, and if they score early, then the floodgates could open.

Prediction: Chelsea to win 3-0

Best Odds: 11/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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