Chelsea play their final game before their international break this weekend as the leaders welcome Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side will seek their fifth consecutive league victory to increase their lead at the top.
Premier League preview
Chelsea appear to be a potential Premier League champion at this stage of the season as they started the season in electric form, dropped to just one defeat in ten games played, with that defeat to Manchester City. However, they responded to that setback by winning the last four.
Chelsea have the league’s second-best attacking record and also the best defensive record, which should put them in a strong position for this match against the struggling Clarets. The Blues beat another struggling side last weekend, beating Newcastle United 3-0.
Reece James scored twice in the win, while Jorginho added a penalty with nine minutes of the remaining 90. The dominance Chelsea enjoyed in that match was off the charts, as they had 80% of the ball and only allowed Newcastle to have one shot on goal.
Burnley will already be aware they are in a relegation battle this season, but last weekend they showed they are willing to fight for Sean Dyche. The Clarets won for the first time in this period, beating Brentford 3-1 at Turf Moor. Chris Wood, Matthew Lowton and Maxwel Cornet scored the goals.
It was a much needed victory for the Clarets, as they were one of three teams left to win a game during this time. Their form was building towards that victory, as they had collected three draws in their last four games prior to that success against the Bees.
Chelsea vs Burnley head to head
The hosts have dominated matches against the Clarets in recent seasons, having won each of the last four and six of the last seven. Chelsea have won their last three against Burnley without conceding a goal. Burnley’s latest win against the Blues came at Stamford Bridge in 2017.
Chelsea vs Burnley prediction
It would seem difficult to take your eyes off Chelsea’s victory in this Saturday match. Burnley have a terrible record against the Blues, while Chelsea are picking up points with ease against teams in the lower half of the table this season.
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