Chelsea will be bidding to make it five straight wins in the Premier League when they host Burnley on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea has been solid this season, producing consistent results, and has won their last seven competitive matches in all competitions. They sit comfortably at the top of the premier league standings, three points above second-placed Liverpool. They have scored 26 goals and boast of the best defense with just three goals conceded so far in the premier league. Chelsea has lost just one game at home this season in all competitions. Their last premier league outing was a 3-0 victory over Newcastle with a Reece James brace and a Jorginho’s penalty to seal the win for the blues. Timo Werner, Matteo Kovacic, and Romelu Lukaku remain sidelined and unavailable while midfielder Mason Mount is a major doubt. Christian Pulisic came off the bench in their last game and could start here.
Burnley has made a slow start to the 2021-22 premier league season. The Clarets have won one, drawn four, and lost five of their opening 10 league games of the season to collect seven points, which has left them in 18th position in the table, three points from the safety of 17th position. Burnley’s first premier league victory of the campaign came last time out, though, with Chris Wood, Matthew Lowton, and Maxwell Cornet on the scoresheet in a 3-1 victory over Brentford at Turf Moor. Dale Stephen and Aaron Lennon are unavailable for selection.
Chelsea has won to nil on ten occasions in all competitions this season. They have also won their last three meetings with Burnley without conceding a goal. Burnley on the other hand has failed to score in six of their 13 competitive games and is unlikely to score against a defense-minded Chelsea. We are backing a comfortable win for Chelsea with the Blues looking good value on the handicap.
PREDICTION: CHELSEA WIN 1-0/2-0/2-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP: CHELSEA WIN