Burnley vs Chelsea
Competition: Premier League
Date: 12 February 2017
Kick-off: 14:30 CET
The juggernaut that is Chelsea cannot be far from almost securing the title with a host of games to go, while the challengers fail below them, the Blues continue to march on, and against an unpredictable Burnley side, they will look to do the same.
Burnley have surprised many by first winning many games that they shouldn’t and now they have got themselves up the table as they flitter between the top 10 and just outside of it. They may be in 12th currently, after their loss to Watford, but on their day, Burnley can frustrate and shock any team to get to a point or even three. Their record in the last five games reads three losses and two wins, one coming after another, seemingly oblivious to who they are playing. It is this unpredictable nature that will give Chelsea a little food for thought, especially with Burnley being at home.
Chelsea may not have grabbed the record for the most consecutive wins, thanks to a loss to Spurs, but they have barely skipped a beat since losing out on that record. They nine points clear of Spurs who are second at the moment, and they should feel comfortable with that margin the way that everyone below them has been stuttering. Their defence is still rock steady and they have a great goalscoring record, so as such a balanced team you have to think that they will be comfortable winners over Burnley, and well on their way to the title.
Burnley vs Chelsea: Head-to-Head Stats
The best that Burnley have ever managed to do is to draw against Chelsea, which came last season, but in saying that there have only been five encounters and of those Chelsea have won four out of the five. Last time these two met earlier this season it was an easy 3-0 win for Chelsea.
Burnley vs Chelsea: Prediction
Although Burnley can throw up some surprising results, this just does not feel like one. Chelsea are too well polished to be surprised at the back, or frustrated up front, in fact it could be a long day at home for Burnley who may lose by a few goals.
Burnley vs Chelsea: Tips
Bet on Chelsea to score a few goals, two at least, and to not concede one at all with their tight three-man defence.