Burnley vs Chelsea Preview

April 18, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Thursday’s Premier League action from Turf Moor sees Burnley take on Chelsea.

The Clarets are in superb form having won their last five games and they are aiming for six consecutive top flight victories for the first time since 1968.

Three points here would see them climb up to sixth place ahead of Arsenal while they would also go to within five points of their opponents in fifth.

Sean Dyche could stick with the same side that beat Leicester City on Saturday afternoon with Scott Arfield, Robbie Brady, Steven Defour, Ben Mee and Jonathan Waters all out through injury.

Top scorer Chris Wood is 6.1 (51/10) to open the scoring with Unibet ahead of 8.0 (7/1) chance Ashley Barnes.

The home win is as highly priced as the 4.5 (7/2) on offer from Betfred with the visitors favourites at 1.96 (22/23) with Unibet. The draw is widely available at 3.6 (13/5).

Antonio Conte’s side survived a scare at the weekend as they came from two goals down to beat Southampton – substitute Olivier Giroud the hero with a brace.

The result kept alive their slim hopes of finishing the season in the top four with another win here enough to take them to within five points of Tottenham Hotspur with four games left to play.

With Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final in mind Conte is expected to make changes with Emerson Palmieri set for his first league start.

Danny Drinkwater is set to miss the game with a groin injury with David Luiz also unavailable.

Eden Hazard is 5.1 (41/1) to get the first goal of the game with Unibet, with Willian priced at 7.5 (13/2) with a number of bookmakers.

The Clarets stunned the then champions at Stamford Bridge in the opening game of the season after storming to a three goal lead by half time, eventually hanging on to win 3-2.

Last season’s corresponding fixture ended 1-1 and you can back both teams to score this time around at 2.0 (1/1) with some firms while a home win not to nil is priced at 9.0 (8/1) with Ladbrokes.

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