Premier League In Focus – Burnley vs Chelsea Preview

When? Thursday 19th April, 19:45 (UK)

Where? Turf Moor

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Burnley & Chelsea - https://www.ticketbis.net/burnley-v-chelsea-tickets/ev331425

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Burnley W1, Chelsea W2, D2
Premier League meetings: Burnley W1, Chelsea W4, D2
All-time meetings: Burnley W38, Chelsea W34, D23

BURNLEY

Predicted line-up: Pope; Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Ward; Lennon, Westwood, Cork, Gudmundsson; Wood, Barnes

Unavailable: Brady (Injured), Defour (Injured), Arfield (Injured), Mee (Injured)

Doubtful: N'Koudou (Injured)

CHELSEA

Predicted line-up: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Emerson; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard

Unavailable: David Luiz (Injured), Ampadu (Injured), Drinkwater (Injured), Alonso (Suspended)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
For the now former Premier League champions Chelsea, they know that they need to keep winning all their games to have any chance of returning to the Champions League next season, while for Sean Dyche’s Burnley, another win would see them move a step closer to a place in the Europa League.

A win over Antonio Conte’s men would see them leapfrog Arsenal into sixth place albeit having played a game more, but as many say at this point of the season, it is all about getting points on the board than opposed to having games in hand.

They play host to a Chelsea side who came back from 2-0 down at Southampton to earn all three points at St Mary’s. If their first 60 minutes or so were nothing to write home about then the way that they got back into the game was certainly impressive.

The introduction of Oliver Giroud off the bench turned the tide of the game as his brace along with a finish from Eden Hazard meant that Chelsea completed an incredible comeback in the space of just eight minutes.

Quite simply, they need to win all their league matches and hope for dropped points elsewhere. The visit to Burnley will not be easy especially what with them picking up 16 points from their last 18 and winning their last five league matches in a row.

Last season this game ended in a 1-1 draw as it was one of the few grounds in which Chelsea dropped points on their way to winning the title. Don’t be too surprised if we see a similar outcome this time around.