Burnley have won their last five games in the league. Can they continue their winning run when they host Chelsea at Turf Moor on Thursday evening?
The Clarets, who are seventh in the table with 52 points, are in pursuit of a European spot. Only two points separate them from the Arsenal in sixth, and a win on Thursday will see them move into the top six as the Gunners are not involved in action during the midweek.
Last weekend, Burnley claimed a 2-1 home win over Leicester City – they have won four of their last five fixtures with the same score-line.
The Clarets have already defeated Chelsea once this season, and they will be pumped up to claim another upset this season.
The Blues needed three late goals to came out with a 3-2 win at relegation favourites Southampton. Chelsea have been very poor of late, especially on the road. Their recent form has damaged their top-four hopes, but mathematically, they can still catch Tottenham.
Tottenham could only draw at Brighton on Tuesday, which means that a win on Thursday will put Chelsea just five points behind Spurs with four games left to play. Spurs have previously faltered in similar circumstances, and Antonio Conte must be aware that a win against Burnley will put extra pressure on the North London side.
Earlier this season, Burley registered a 3-2 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Blues ended that game with nine men.
Burnley vs Chelsea – Match Facts
Chelsea have lost three of their last four games on the road in Premier League.
Burnley have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven home games in the league.
Burnley’s last five games have ended with more than 2.5 goals, and they have scored at least two goals in each game.
Burnley vs Chelsea – Team News
The hosts are without the services of Robbie Vardy, Ben Mee, Steven Defour and Jonathan Walters. Scott Arfield is also a doubt for the hosts.
For the Blues, David Luiz is the only major injury concern.
Burnley vs Chelsea – Match Odds
Despite Burnley’s exceptional form, Chelsea are favourites to win at their best odds of 37/30 at BetVictor.
However, we feel that the hosts can pull off an upset and we are backing them as our prediction. A Burnley win is available at 7/2 odds at the same bookmaker. A draw can get you 13/5 odds at Betfair.
Burnley vs Chelsea – Correct Score Odds
A 1-0 win for the Blues is one of the most popular picks in betting market at the best odds of 6/1 at Bet365. However, we are going for a 2-1 win for the Clarets at 16/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
Burnley vs Chelsea – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Olivier Giroud scored a brace last week, and he is the favourite to score in the game at his best odds of 7/4 at Bet365.
However, we are backing Clarets striker Chris Wood as our prediction in the game. The New Zealand striker, who has scored five goals in his last five appearances, is available at 12/5 odds at Unibet.
Burnley vs Chelsea – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
Burnley’s last five games have ended with 2.5+ goals, so we are backing the same as our prediction. This bet is available at the best odds of 5/4 at Betfair.