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Match Preview : Burnley vs Chelsea

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Chelsea are arguably set for a tougher task this weekend when they travel to Burnley compared to their match against title rivals Arsenal last time out.

Burnley have turned Turf Moor into a fortress this season, winning each of their last five on home soil. In fact, only Chelsea (33) and Tottenham (32) have picked up more points on home soil this season than the Clarets (28).

Chelsea have won both of their previous two meetings away to Burnley but they would be foolish to underestimate Sean Dyche’s side this weekend. Antonio Conte would allow for standards to slip here, however, and the Premier League leaders should at least maintain their lead at the top of the table, although it will be hard fought.

Team News

Burnley – Jeff Hendrick starts his three-game ban this weekend, while St- even Defour, Dean Marney and Kevin Long are also absent. Naija and Bet

Deadline day signings Robbie Brady and Ashley Westwood are still waiting to make their full debut for the club and with Hendrick absent there will be a spot free in central midfield this weekend.

Chelsea – Antonio Conte has no reason to make changes as Chelsea continue their charge towards the title.

Pedro and Willian are the only two players that look to be competiting for a place in the team.

Match Facts

Chelsea have won 16 of their last 18 matches in Premier League.

Chelsea have been winning at both half time and full time in 7 of their last 9 matches (Premier League).

Burnley have won their last 5 home matches in Premier League.

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Chelsea are undefeated in their last 6 matches against Burnley in all competitions.

As at this post Burnley FC has 8.37 odd to win the match on Naija and Bet while Chelsea FC has 1.42 has odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 3.27.


Match Preview : Chelsea vs Arsenal

Friday, February 3rd, 2017


Chelsea managed to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League despite only managing a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Tuesday and they should all but secure the title if they avoid defeat at home to Arsenal on Saturday.

Arsenal failed to gain ground on Chelsea in midweek after slipping to their home league defeat since August at the hands of Watford and they could finish the weekend outside the top four if they lose at Stamford Bridge.

The Gunners recorded their first league win against Chelsea in nine attempts when the two sides met earlier in the season but things have changed dramatically since their September clash and Chelsea are firm favourites to win their fifth home league game in a row against Arsene Wenger’s side, in which Arsenal haven’t even managed to score in their last three attempts.

Team News

Chelsea – David Luiz is still struggling with a knee injury picked up earlier in the season but Antonio Conte cannot risk taking him out of the team just yet. The same is true of Eden Hazard.
Pedro started the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on the bench and could come into the team here at the expense of Willian.