Burnley v Chelsea Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Having lost their defensive solidity this season, Al Hain-Cole expects Dyche's Clarets to struggle in a high-scoring match against Sarri's men

Burnley will be hoping for their first ever home Premier League victory over Chelsea when the sides meet at Turf Moor on Sunday.

The Clarets have taken just one point from a possible 12 in top flight encounters between the sides at this ground, last coming out on top in a second tier match back in 1983.

Latest Odds

Having won just once in seven home games this season, they are 39/4 (10.75) outsiders with SportPesa to end their wait by coming out on top here.

Maurizio Sarri has equalled the longest Premier League unbeaten streak for a new manager at Stamford Bridge with nine matches without defeat, and is priced at 20/57 (1.35) to make it a record 10 in a row with a victory.

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Three of the guests’ last four league games have resulted in a draw, and you can get odds of 15/4 (5.75) on them being forced to settle for a single point yet again in this one.

Team News

Stephen Ward, Robbie Brady, and Nick Pope remain long term absentees, although Ben Gibson is back in contention following his lay-off with a hernia.

Eden Hazard missed Thursday’s Europa League win over BATE after coming off injured against Manchester United last weekend, although may be fit to return at Turf Moor.

Fragile Burnley backline

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For a team that has built its success on a solid defensive foundation since returning to the Premier League, Sean Dyche’s side has looked alarmingly fragile at the back at times this campaign.

While they boasted the best defensive record outside the top five last season, so far only Huddersfield and the newly-promoted duo of Fulham and Cardiff City have conceded more goals.

Predictions

Averaging over two goals a game under Sarri, odds of 21/20 (2.05) appear generous on Chelsea coming out on top and over 2.5 goals being scored against a Burnley side that lost 5-0 to Manchester City just last weekend.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Chelsea to win & over 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) for a 1.5pt stake with SportPesa SportPesa footer

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