Chelsea beat Ajax in the UEFA Champions League this week and next up they take on Burnley in the English Premier League.
The Blues made a rather poor start to the new season but since then Frank Lampard has stabled the ship and they are now fourth in the Premier League table with 17 points.
Burnley took have maintained their initial momentum and are now eight in the table just five points off Chelsea.
Playing away from home, on paper this should be a tough contest for the Stamford Bridge outfit but given the kind of form that they have been in, it is highly unlikely that Burnley will get something out of this match.
Also, Lampard’s men have lost just one match out of their last five Premier League matches which means the home side will be starting the match on the backfoot.
Burnley vs Chelsea:
Kick-off: Sat, 26 October 2019. 17:30 UK Time.
Stadium: Turf Moor.
Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett.
Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Richard West.
Head to Head:
Burnley wins: 1
Chelsea wins: 6
April 2019 – Chelsea 2-2 Burnley.
October 2018 – Burnley 0-4 Chelsea.
April 2018 – Burnley 1-2 Chelsea.
Injuries & Suspensions:
Johann Berg Gudmundsson – Thigh Injury(Ruled Out).
Danny Drinkwater – Ankle Injury(Doubtful).
Ashley Barnes – Groin Injury(Doubtful).
Jack Cork – Shoulder Injury(Doubtful).
Andreas Christensen – Thigh Injury(Ruled Out).
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Calf Injury(Ruled Out).
Marco van Ginkel – Knee Injury(Ruled Out).
Antonio Rudiger – Groin Injury(Ruled Out).
N’Golo Kante – Groin Injury(Doubtful).
Ross Barkley – Ankle Injury(Doubtful).
- Burnley have lost four in a winless run of five Premier League home matches against Chelsea.
- The Blues have won their last 3 away matches in the Premier League.
- Frank Lampard is looking to win four successive league matches for the first time in his managerial career.
Burnley vs CFC prediction:
Burnley 0-3 CFC
Burnley win: 4.68
CFC win: 1.79
Injury list via Premier Injuries.