Burnley vs Chelsea: Charlie Nicholas predicts a win for Burnley. Explains why

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Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has predicted a 2-1 victory for Burnley over Chelsea this Saturday at the Turf Moor.

The Blues have won six games in a row in all competitions but Nicholas isn’t expecting a seventh victory for the Blues.

Nicholas is predicting a victory for Burnley because he doesn’t believe Chelsea centre-backs have a partnership to cope with Burnley strikers Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

“Chelsea have been more consistent than I thought what with the shift of Frank Lampard coming in and everything that came with it,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.

“In essence, it was clear-cut with the transfer situation. If Tammy Abraham scores he stays in the team and for me, Mason Mount is good enough to stay in the side. Callum Hudson-Odoi has signed a new contract and so will feature, Willian is back in good form and Jorginho has been great. Fikayo Tomori is also playing well, but I am not sure whether the Chelsea centre-backs have a partnership to cope with Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood when they get the service that they do.

“If there is an upset of the weekend then I am looking at this match. The Burnley style may not be attractive to some people but it is so effective.”

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