Burnley v Chelsea Match Preview & Best Odds

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Burnley v Chelsea Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off: 3pm UK Time, Saturday 7th October 2023


Chelsea will be going all-out for their third successive win across competitions when they face Premier League strugglers Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

Burnley stormed to the Championship title in emphatic fashion at the end of the 2022/23 campaign with promotion assured thanks to a thoroughly impressive 101 points, however they are struggling to adapt to life back in the Premier League and sit in the bottom three ahead of the visit of Chelsea. The Clarets managed to get their first top-flight win of the campaign last weekend when they edged past fellow newcomers Luton Town to the tune of 2-1 at Kenilworth Road but prior to this they had collected just a single point since the start of the season.

Vincent Kompany’s side have lost each of their opening four home games whilst on Premier League duty by an aggregate scoreline of 12-3, only Manchester United failing to score three or more goals at Turf Moor during this time. Defensive improvements are certainly needed with no clean sheets in seven league outings and sixteen goals leaked along the way, therefore it will be a challenge keeping Chelsea quiet this weekend given that they have added to the scoreline in each of their last sixteen league meetings with Burnley.

Chelsea ended a disappointing three-game winless run in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over near-neighbours Fulham at Craven Cottage last time out, this result coming hot on the heels of a 1-0 win at home to Brighton & Hove Albion in the EFL Cup. Nevertheless, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won just two of their seven league outings this far this term and they cannot really afford any slip-ups against tricky upcoming encounters with the likes of Arsenal, Brentford, Spurs, Manchester City and Newcastle United.

The Blues are currently plagued with injuries but Pochettino will have confidence in his young side ahead of their trip to Turf Moor. Burnley desperately need to tighten things up at the back if they wish to avoid defeat this weekend, especially since they have leaked twelve goals in their four league outings at this venue. Chelsea have been far from convincing this season but we envisage them doing just about enough to grab themselves a slender victory on the road.


Back Chelsea to win 1-0 at best odds of 15/2