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Chelsea vs Burnley Prediction & Match Preview

Chelsea vs Burnley Prediction & Match Preview

Chelsea vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge.

After dropping two points in a goalless draw with Wolverhampton, Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Burnley at their Stamford Bridge on Matchday 21. 

The Blues are on a three-game winless run at home in the Premier League, and, no doubt, they will give 100% to get back on course on Sunday afternoon. 

New boss Thomas Tuchel is eager to record his first Premier League win, and we are positive that the capital club will go all guns blazing at the Clarets.

N’Golo Kante is facing race against clock to be fit for the match. Burnley, on the other hand, have been in a splendid for of late. 

Following a historical 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield, the Clarets outplayed Aston Villa at home on Wednesday evening to escape the relegation zone. 

However, Chelsea want this win more than Burnley, and we are tempted to put our money on Thomas Tuchel’s men. Defender Charlie Taylor is rated doubtful for Sunday’s clash.

Chelsea vs Burnley: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Chelsea Burnley played so far 14 matches.
Chelsea won 9 direct matches. Burnley won 1 matches. 4 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.36 goals per Match.

Chelsea vs Burnley Prediction

Chelsea in actual season average scored 2.00 goals per match. In 13 (81.25%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (62.50%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Burnley average scored 0.80 goals per match in season 2021. In 5 (38.46%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (30.77%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

N'Golo Kante has recently been absent due to a thigh problem, but the Chelsea midfielder is back for this match, meaning that Tuchel has a full squad to choose from for his second match in charge.

There could be a change of formation on Sunday, with a back four rather than a back three potentially taking to the field, while Tuchel is also expected to shuffle his pack in terms of personnel.

Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham could all earn starting roles, with Olivier Giroud, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech potentially dropping to the bench.

Timo Werner is also an option in the final third of the field, but the Germany international was not involved against Wolves and could again be on the bench for Sunday's clash.

As for Burnley, Ashley Barnes could again miss out with a knock, while Josh Brownhill is a doubt with the foot injury that he picked up in the win over Villa.

Charlie Taylor is "back on the grass and making progress", according to Dyche, although the defender will not be available for the Clarets at Stamford Bridge, meaning that Erik Pieters should keep his spot.

Jack Cork is in line to replace Brownhill in midfield, but the side could otherwise be unchanged from Wednesday's game, with Jay Rodriguez potentially partnering Wood in the final third of the field.

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Pulisic

Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Brady, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Wood, Rodriguez