Chelsea – Burnley
Although they had some not so good results lately, Chelsea are still in the Top 4 of the league. The Blues are currently 4th in the standings with 36 points, being 5 points ahead of the 5th Manchester United. The new manager Frank Lampard is still struggling to make his team as consistent as he wants to see it.
Last week Chelsea lost two points during the visit to Brighton & Hove Albion at the American Express. The captain Cesar Azpilicueta opened the score for the visitors, but the Seagulls equalised after an amazing bicycle kick, executed in the air by Alireza Jahanbakhsh.
Few days later Chelsea progressed in the FA Cup after a 2-0 win at home against Nottingham Forest. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley scored for the Londoners, who did the job without much of a trouble.
Burnley are 15th in the standings with 24 points. Against Chelsea they will try to end their negative run of three consecutive losses in the league. The manager Sean Dyche really has what to change for the next game.
Last week Burnley also progressed in the FA Cup. They hosted Peterborough United at the Turf Moor, enjoying a 4-2 win. Jay Rodriguez scored twice for the hosts, while Erik Pieters and Jeffrey Hendrick also scored.
The win against Peterborough was a breath of fresh air for Burnley, but they need to start nailing some positive results in the Premier League as well. Suffering a fourth consecutive loss on Saturday won’t be good for the team’s confidence.
Chelsea are probably the favourites here. Lampard is still building his team in his first season, but Burnley’s bad shape might cost them dearly on Saturday. This is Chelsea‘s game to lose here.