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LionsBet Preview: Chelsea - Burnley: Back the Blues to win to nil

5:40 PM IST 11/08/17
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Fresh from the disappointment to win a diadem before the start of the new term, Antonio Conte's men will hope to start their campaign on a good note.

Defending champions, Chelsea will kick-start their battle to retain the Premier League title when they lock horns with Burnley in Saturday’s encounter.

Since their capture of the 2016/2017 English elite trophy, Antonio Conte’s men have failed to build on their success, losing the FA Cup and the Community shield to Arsenal. Though they have bolstered their attack with Alvaro Morata, the former Real Madrid forward is yet to settle at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have triumphed in two of their last six games but have dominated the Clarets on head to head, winning six of their last ten games. LionsBet is offering (1.25) for the West Londoners to come out on top in the challenge.

With four of their last meetings ending in a deadlock, it will not be out of place for Conte’s men to share the spoils with Sean Dyche’s charges at odds of (6.25).

Burnley did well to escape relegation last term but they will be expected to put up a better fight this time having fortified their side with new signings. The betting company offers a massive (13.25) for them to cause a major upset in the clash.

Chelsea scored first in their last duel and as such, odds of (1.22) swing in their favour to open proceedings and (2.90) for the first-half to produce most of the goals.

Morata netted 15 goals in his 26 league appearances last season for Los Blancos and will be relied on getting into the act on his debut. The betting outfit favours him to find the back of the net anytime at (1.50).

The Blues racked up eight goals in their last five meetings, as such; goals will be expected to be at a premium in the event. LionsBet are putting up (1.65) for more than three goals to surface in this clash.

Punters who are very courageous can back the Stamford Bridge outfit to win to nill at the odds of (1.80).