Burnley vs Chelsea Preview

October 26, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Premier League

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

Sean Dyche’s side were thumped by leaders Manchester City last time out, a result that has left them in thirteenth place, but just three points above the relegation zone.

Victory here could see them move up a place, though they could slip towards the bottom three if they lose and other results elsewhere go against them.

Robbie Brady could feature for the first time since last December after recovering from a knee injury though the game comes to soon for Ben Gibson, who is yet to recover from a hernia problem and Aaron Lennon who has a virus.

Sam Vokes, fresh from signing a new contract with the Clarets is 13.0 (12/1) to get the first goal of the game with Sky Bet ahead of Ashley Barnes, who is a 15.0 (14/1) chance with the same firm.

The home win is 11.5 (21/2) with some firms, with the visitors favourites at 1.37 (7/19) with Unibet. The draw can be backed at a widely available 5.0 (4/1).

Maurizio Sarri’s men were moments away from seeing their unbeaten start to the league campaign end against Manchester United last weekend though Ross Barkley’s equaliser deep into stoppage time kept the run going.

Reuben Loftus-Cheek was the hero midweek, scoring a hattrick in the 3-1 Europa League win over BATE and he will hope to have earned himself a rare league start though top scorer Eden Hazard could miss out after injuring his back a week ago.

Olivier Giroud is 5.5 (9/2) to open the scoring with Betfred with Alvaro Morata available at the same price with the same firm.

Chelsea won last season’s corresponding fixture by two goals to one, while it was Burnley who came out on top at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the campaign.

Some firms offer 2.15 (23/20) for both teams to score while you can back there being three or more goals in the game, as has been the case in nine of the past eleven league meetings at 1.85 (17/20) with Betfair.

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