Burnley v Chelsea Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 28/10/18

Burnley v Chelsea Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Burnley v Chelsea and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Burnley v Chelsea Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 28/10/18
  • Time: 13:30
  • Venue: Turf Moor

Burnley host Chelsea on Sunday Afternoon looking to bounce back from a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City. It’ll be a tough ask for the Clarets to get result against a Chelsea side who are high on confidence after some recent good results.

Chelsea grabbed a late equaliser against Manchester United last time out and they dealt with their Europa League fixture with ease. The Blues haven’t lost this season and they also haven’t lost at Turf Moor in the Premier League.

It’s not a surprise that Chelsea are favourites to win the match. They simply have a much better side than the Clarets. Within that side is that bloomin' wonderful little Belgian, Eden Hazard. Hazard is the top scorer in the league this season with 7 goals and should the little magician take the field on Sunday. He is currently struggling with a back injury but you can guarantee he’ll be at the heart of everything good that Chelsea do if he gets on that pitch. William Hill have boosted Chelsea to win and Hazard to score from 9/2 to 11/2 and that looks a great bet with the form that he is in.

Now that bet I’ve mentioned hangs on Hazard actually playing, hopefully he has a hot water bottle in use as we speak, let’s find one that’s not player specific. Chelsea have been strong at the back this season and they also have a habit of not letting the opposition have any of the ball, which is a pretty good defence in itself. Chelsea to win this match to nil is 23/20 (Ladbrokes) that should be a pretty good option as Burnley have struggled in front of goal this year against the ‘big’ teams.

Burnley will most likely have a lot of defending to do on Sunday and I think that Right-back, Matt Lowton, will have a tough time of it up against the attacking talent that Chelsea possess. The Right-back has been booked 3 times already this season and I think Sunday will see his fourth booking be brandished at 29/10 (BetVictor).

Team News

Burnley welcome back Robbie Brady for the first time since he suffered a knee tendon injury last December.

Ben Gibson has stepped up his comeback after a hernia problem but remains sidelined, while Aaron Lennon has a virus and could miss out.

Chelsea top scorer Eden Hazard is a fitness doubt after suffering a back injury against Manchester United.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is pushing for a start after scoring a hat-trick in the Blues' Europa League win over BATE.

Potential Burnley Starting XI: Hart, Lowton, Mee, Gibson, Taylor, Gumundson, Cork, Defour, Lennon, Hendrick, Vokes.

Potential Chelsea Starting XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Morata, Hazard

Head To Head

  • Chelsea's only defeat in eight Premier League games against Burnley was by 3-2 at home on the opening day of last season (W5, D2).
  • Burnley have not beaten Chelsea at Turf Moor since a 3-0 second tier victory in April 1983.
  • Chelsea have kept only two clean sheets in their 36 top-flight away matches against Burnley, in goalless draws in 1963 and 1970

Key Stats & Facts

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their opening nine top-flight games for only the fifth time, a run that includes their title-winning seasons of 2005-06 and 2014-15.
  • Maurizio Sarri could become the first Chelsea boss to remain unbeaten in his first 10 Premier League matches in charge.
  • Burnley have earned seven points from their last four games, one more than they accrued from their previous 11 league matches.
  • The Clarets have let in 17 goals in nine league games; it took them 20 fixtures to concede as many in 2017-18.
  • They have been beaten in six of their last seven home Premier League games played on Sunday, losing each of the last four.

Betting Odds

  • Burnley 10/1
  • Draw 4/1
  • Chelsea 39/100

The Verdict

Chelsea should have too much quality for what will most likely be a spirited Burnley side. I’d be sticking with the blues to run out as winners on Sunday afternoon.

Recommended Bets

  • Chelsea to win to nil 23/20 (Ladbrokes)
  • Eden Hazard to score and Chelsea to win 11/2 (William Hill Price Boost)
  • Matt Lowton to be shown a card 29/10 (BetVictor)