Burnley v Chelsea Premier League betting preview and tips

14:30 Sun 28 Oct
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: X
Units: 1/5
Odds: +375

Burnley endured a tough start to the Premier League season, with the Clarets failing to win a match until 22 September, although Sean Dyche’s side then recorded a 4-0 win over Bournemouth and a 2-1 victory at Cardiff.

However, a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield and a 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City means that the Lancashire side are in danger of slipping back towards the relegation zone and they would love to get something against one of the stronger teams in the Premier League.

Nullifying Eden Hazard looks to be an imperative ambition, with the Belgian key to his team’s attacking threat and Manchester United showed how they could stop the attacking midfielder and get something against Chelsea.

Indeed, Willian often flatters to deceive in a similar position and there is an issue with the centre forward position, with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud not convincing enough this season as Maurizio Sarri continues to rotate.

Therefore, Burnley might be capable of landing a point in this clash, especially with their opponents having been involved in Europa League action just a few days previously to this.

Ironically, it was the Europa League that affected Burnley’s opening matches of the season although the competition might actually benefit them this time around, with Sarri’s side in danger of losing touch at the top.

Burnley are a workmanlike team who will look to make life difficult for teams at Turf Moor and we shouldn’t forget that they finished seventh in the Premier League table last season.

While the stats often indicate that they are punching above their weight, Dyche is a canny operator who will have done his homework on Chelsea and will be aware of Marcos Alonso’s penchant for pushing forward in that left-back position.

BETTING TIP
Draw @ 4.75 with bet365

Team News

Burnley: 4-4-1-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Chelsea: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 20
    Joe Hart
  • 03
    Charlie Taylor
  • 06
    Ben Mee
  • 05
    James Tarkowski
  • 02
    Matthew Lowton
  • 12
    Robert Brady
  • 16
    Steven Defour
  • 04
    Jack Cork
  • 07
    Johann Berg Gudmundsson
  • 13
    Jeff Hendrick
  • 09
    Sam Vokes
  • 01
    Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • 28
    Cesar Azpilicueta
  • 02
    Antonio Rüdiger
  • 30
    David Luiz
  • 03
    Marcos Alonso
  • 07
    Ngolo Kante
  • 05
    Jorginho
  • 08
    Ross Barkley
  • 11
    Pedro Rodriguez
  • 29
    Álvaro Morata
  • 22
    Willian

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 23 19 3 1 54:13 60
2 Manchester City 23 17 3 3 59:16 54
3 Tottenham 22 16 0 6 46:23 48
4 Chelsea 23 14 5 4 40:19 47
5 Arsenal 23 13 5 5 48:32 44
6 Manchester Unit 23 13 5 5 46:33 44
7 Watford 23 9 6 8 32:32 33
8 Wolverhampton W 23 9 5 9 27:31 32
9 Everton 23 8 7 8 33:30 31
10 Leicester 23 9 4 10 29:29 31
11 West Ham 23 9 4 10 30:34 31
12 Bournemouth 23 9 3 11 33:42 30
13 Brighton 23 7 5 11 25:32 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 6 4 13 23:32 22
15 Southampton 23 5 7 11 25:40 22
16 Burnley 23 6 4 13 23:43 22
17 Newcastle Unite 23 5 6 12 19:31 21
18 Cardiff 23 5 4 14 19:44 19
19 Fulham 23 3 5 15 21:51 14
20 Huddersfield 22 2 5 15 13:38 11