Burnley vs Chelsea – Premier League : It is very likely that Burnley will score in this match and surprise the Blues.
Turns out that Antonio Conte’s team seems to be too far from the top 4.
And taking into consideration the proximity of the FA Cup’s semi-finals, it is natural for the Londoners’ focus to be on Wembley.
We can see that the Blues’ defensive trio lost in terms of their ability of reading the match and occupying spaces
with the departure of David Luiz and Gary Cahill of the starting line-up and therefore it isn’t surprising to see Chelsea being light-years behind the performance they displayed last season
and with Burnley being super motivated by the great campaign they’re making this season, Chelsea can even go through a tough time at Turf Moor,
even because the New-Zealander “target man” Chris Woods is very hard to stop due to his physical attributes and the way he plays,
and taking into consideration the fact that Chelsea isn’t defending competently on a low block, Burnley can surprise on the 2nd chances.
On another context, Aaron Lennon’s raids also promise to help a lot unlocking the situation in favor of the home side because Moses doesn’t have a lot of defensive appetite
and since Barnes also drops off a lot of times through the left flank, Azpilicueta might have a lot of tricky situations to solve in terms of numerical parity…
Finally, Chelsea always struggles more to impose themselves against more physical teams and without a doubt Burnley feels comfortable on this kind of rougher and physical matches.
But, on the other hand, by presenting a medium line of fire, Chelsea might feel out of touch and struggle moving the ball on the offensive process,
even because Pedro is somewhat below the expectations and Barkley is still looking to fit in on the Blues.
Burnley vs Chelsea – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The home side has R.Brady, J.Walters, S.Defour and Ben Mee on the injuries’ list while Chelsea will play without David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu.
Burnley hasn’t stopped winning recently, including 2-1 wins at WBA and at Watford, while also beating Leicester at home by the same score line.
As for the Blues, they have lost 1-3 on the reception to the Spurs, then drew 1-1 as visitors against the Hammers and finally they have beaten the Saints 3-2 away from home as well.
|Team totals: Burnley Over 0.5 goals||