MATCH PREVIEW: BURNLEY VS CHELSEA

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Kick Off: Sunday, 12 February, 2017. 13:30 GMT

Venue: Turf Moor

 

It’s another Premier League weekend, and Chelsea return to continue their league dominance with an away trip to Burnley.

Heading into this weekend’s fixtures (prior to Match Day 25), Chelsea are top of the league with 59 points, while Burnely are 12th with 29 points.

A whopping 30 points separate Antonio Conte’s men from Sean Dyche’s Burnley, but this fixture is one that Conte and Chelsea shouldn’t take lightly.

In the last six league games for Chelsea, the Blues have lost one, drawn one and won four. However, in that timeframe, Burnley have won three and lost three games.

The last time these two sides met, Chelsea showed their superiority over Burnley with a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Burnley have never beaten Chelsea in the Premier League, and their only point came in our title-winning season two campaigns ago, a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Other than that, Chelsea have won every game against Burnley in the Premier League. We have to count back to almost 34 years for Burnley’s last win over Chelsea. Burnley’s last league win against Chelsea was a 3-0 victory at Turf Moor in the second tier in April 1983.

Burnley seem to bring Chelsea good luck. In Burnley’s past two seasons in the Premier League, Chelsea have won the league, and in their third season in the league, the Blues are on course to celebrate another league title.

While every stat points to a Chelsea victory, Burnley’s form at home is what will give Conte cause for concern. Burnley have the third best home record in the league, and have won 10 of their last 13 home games in the league. In their last two home games, the Clarets have kept clean sheets as well.

Burnley have won 28 Premier League points at home – prior to this weekend, only Tottenham and Chelsea had better records (32 and 33 respectively).

Sunday seems to be a lucky day for Chelsea however, as the Blues have not lost a Premier League game on a Sunday since their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City in August 2015.

My Prediction: Burnley’s home record will not withstand Chelsea’s hot attack. Chelsea 3 vs 0 Burnley.

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.