The goal-barren fates of Burnley and Didier Drogba have been entwined ever since the Ivorian returned to competitive action as a substitute in Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Turf Moor.
Since that season-opening tussle the Lancashire outfit and the Stamford Bridge legend have each gone five outings without finding the net.
In recognition of this bizarre and unwitting chastity pact, the bwin odds gurus have priced up who will notch a Premier League goal first.
Despite failing to score as team in the last 616 of their 630 minutes of football so far this term Burnley are the 3/5 favourites.
Drogba, the 6/5 underdog, on the other hand may play for league’s runaway leading scorers but he’s managed just 21 minutes of football in the top flight since returning to the fold.
While Sean Dyche’s men have averaged a mere three shots on target per game, poor old Drog has mustered just two of any kind in the league so far.
Next on the menu for the Clarets is a trip to West Brom, a big factor in their favour when it comes to finding the onion bag before the more celebrated striker.
Last term they kept just four clean sheets on their own doorstep in the division.
In other words they must be backed to gain goal-getting catharsis before Drogba, who will be lucky to get a decent run at penetrating an Aston Villa rearguard more miserly than any bar Southampton this term.
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