STAR PREVIEW Chelsea v Burnley

first_imgAll eyes are on the Premier League’s title race, but the battle to get into the Champions League is set to go to the wire and Chelsea need a win against Burnley to keep the pressure on their other rivals.With precious little time left in the season, Maurizio Sarri’s side have it all to play for, with a place in the Europa League semi-finals already sealed whilst the top four is obviously still very much up for grabs.Burnley have much less pressure here. Sean Dyche’s men had looked in serious danger of relegation, but they’re now eight points clear of the relegation zone, which should be enough of a buffer for games against Chelsea (tonight), Man City, Everton and Arsenal to come before the end of the season.Early in the season, the demands of the Europa League and domestic football took a toll and left them ragged but since then they have turned a corner since the start of the year, winning seven games and drawing three. Indeed, they come here having won their last three, with professional performances to beat Wolves, Bournemouth and Cardiff over the last fortnight.Chelsea v BurnleyPremier League20:00 Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)OCT 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 0-4 ChelseaAPR 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnely 1-2 ChelseaAUG 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 2-3 BurnleyFEB 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 1-1 ChelseaAUG 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 3-0 BurnleyFEB 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 1-1 BurnleyAUG 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 1-3 ChelseaJAN 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 1-2 ChelseaAUG 2009 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 3-0 BurnleyNOV 2008 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 1-1 BurnleyChelsea’s only defeat in their last six is a 2-0 loss at Liverpool where they could well have derailed the Reds’ title challenge had they taken advantage of two periods of sustained pressure there. That was sandwiched in between two contrasting wins over Slavia Prague in the Europa League, where the Blues showed solid versatility, and they have the skill to get past Burnley even if they have to grind out this win.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK CHELSEA (-1.5) 5 pts at 3/4 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 289.67 points(excluding Premier League ante-post, RBC Heritage)last_img

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