Burnley V Chelsea is the Box Office selection at 3pm on Saturday (31/10/20), and for my prediction on this one, I’m expecting a Burnley goal, along with a Chelsea win.
Chelsea are the new clean sheet kings with three from their last three matches.
There is a goals shortage at Turf Moor, but I’m expecting the Clarets to end Chelsea’s run on Saturday and find the net.
Burnley V Chelsea Tips
I’m a bit torn on this one, I expect Chelsea to win, and I also expect Burnley to score. This has a look of 2-1 to Lampard’s men about it.
But that brings over 2.5 goals into play, which almost sounds daft and contradictory about a match involving Burnley.
Burnley V Chelsea Odds
Everyone – including Jose Mourinho ahead of his team’s match last Monday – are expecting Burnley to click into life at some point.
The Clarets have just 1 point and 3 goals so far this season, they do have a game in hand on their relegation rivals.
There are two schools of thought for me.
1) Burnley’s exceptional run of being a comfortable mid table Premier League team is over, and this is their new level.
2) They are just waiting to get going, and this start to the season is nothing but a blip.
Personally, I’m not sure at the moment, and only time will tell.
Odds of 9/2 on Sean Dyche’s men means there is an element of chance for Burnley. For example, Sheffield United are 9/1 at home to Man City on the same day.
So the bookies don’t think Chelsea can just turn up and win.
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Are Chelsea the new Kings of Clean Sheets?
Frank Lampard’s team have kept three clean sheets in a row. Now as impressive as that is, I’m going to pour a bit of scorn on it.
The home match against Sevilla was a game that the Spaniards would be happy to get a point from. Sevilla have also only scored 5 goals in 5 La Liga matches, so a 0-0 suited them.
A 0-0 draw also suited Manchester United last Sunday. It looked fairly obvious to the neutral viewer that both United and Chelsea were two concerned looking teams, with both looking more interested in not losing, than winning.
Then on Wednesday in the Champions League, Krasnodar weren’t the strongest side the Blues are ever going to come up against.
It’s impressive that Chelsea have gone 3 matches without conceding, especially given where they have come from. But it doesn’t mean they turned into a 1980’s Italian defensive unit.
They will concede goals!
Burnley V Chelsea Prediction – 31/10/20
This has a look of 2-1 Chelsea to me, I don’t totally buy into Chelsea’s new found defensive solidity. It’s an improvement, but it’s not watertight.
I can see both teams scoring, and I can see over 2.5 goals. That said, I still wouldn’t be surprised to see a tight turgid affair- similar to the Spurs match on Monday night.
Both teams to score is 8/11, and over 2.5 goals is 13/20 – both look a touch short.
The reason I’m going for a Chelsea win and over 1.5 goals is just in case Burnley do draw another blank.
And with the other two markets looking a touch short, this offers a bit more value than just the Chelsea win.