Kick-off: 1500, 11/01/2020
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea and Burnley have produced some cracking contests when getting together in recent seasons, with 22 goals scored in their last five meetings.
However, we’re hoping this will be more of a routine victory for the Blues, as the Clarets have netted just once in three straight Premier League defeats.
Punters can get Evens for a home win to nil and that is our initial Chelsea vs Burnley prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea have been shaky at Stamford Bridge in this competition of late but Frank Lampard will be hoping Sunday’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest here was a sign of better things to come.
Callum Hudson-Odoi drilled in the opener and had a hand in Ross Barkley’s tap-in, as the Blues eased into the fourth round.
“Getting a clean sheet is brilliant and I liked parts of our performance,” Frank Lampard told Chelsea TV.
“It was a tough game and a difficult one to approach after a busy period, but I thought our attitude was good.”
Lampard has constantly preached a positive approach and this is still a developing side, but clinical wins against teams like Burnley are essential to their top-four prospects.
On the Clarets, he added: “What they do really well is stick balls in the box and compete for them, so we’ll know to work on that during the week.”
Looking at the Chelsea vs Burnley odds, we like 23/4 for another 2-0 victory, plus 5/2 for the Blues to oblige and under 2.5 goals in the game.
Last Chelsea EPL line-up: Kepa, Rudiger, Zouma, James, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham, Willian.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley enjoyed a welcome respite from their Premier League woes when seeing off Peterborough 4-2 at Turf Moor in the cup.
Jay Rodriguez, Erik Pieters and Jeff Hendrick all netted in the first 25 minutes, while Rodriguez was also on target in the second half.
“Everyone had a point to prove,” said midfielder Jack Cork. “Not only had we lost a few games recently, but the lads who hadn’t played wanted to show they are ready to step in and take their chance.
“Everyone who played did that really, because it was against a League One team, but Peterborough have some very good players, dangerous players.”
Looking ahead, he added: “We’ve got a tough month coming up but we’ve got a good record at Chelsea, Leicester at home and Arsenal at home, who are not too far away from us.
“If you look at it like that, it is not too tough a run. If we do manage to get some points from these games, then it puts you in a stronger position in the month after.”
However, the Clarets have looked very one-dimensional against good teams of late and Chelsea will be working hard on dealing with those balls into the box.
At the other end, there is an obvious lack of pace at the back, so Tammy Abraham to score first at 9/4 is worth adding to our Chelsea vs Burnley betting tips.
Last Burnley EPL line-up: Pope, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Bardsley, Cork, McNeil, Brady, Westwood, Wood, Barnes.
CHELSEA 2-0 Nottingham Forest – Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ross Barkley
BURNLEY 4-2 Peterborough – Jay Rodriguez (2), Erik Pieters, Jeff Hendrick
Head-to-head: Burnley 2-4 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-2 Burnley, Burnley 0-4 Chelsea, Burnley 1-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-3 Burnley
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