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Premier League Betting Special: Huge price on Chelsea to beat Burnley

15:28 EAT 12/08/2017
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The Clarets are unlikely to put up much of a fight when the reigning Premier League champions get their title defence under way at Stamford Bridge

A home game against likely strugglers Burnley should be a straightforward start to the new Premier League campaign for champions Chelsea, with Antonio Conte having endured a difficult close-season.

Missing out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United was a blow despite Conte later insisting Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata was his preference, while the Italian has grown frustrated at the lack of new arrivals.

Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko are out because of injury and Victor Moses is suspended, while Antonio Rudiger and Morata may not start at Stamford Bridge on Saturday due to a lack of match fitness

But even without the want-away striker Diego Costa, Chelsea should still have more than enough in reserve to get off to a winning start. dabblebet's enhanced quote of a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game at Evens (2.0) should prove popular with punters looking to support the Blues in the markets. This is available to all customers, not just new ones, and winnings are paid in cash.

Burnley had an utterly miserable away record last season, winning just once on the road, at Crystal Palace, while they have also sold their best defender Michael Keane to Everton.

Sean Dyche is yet to sign a replacement for Keane despite bringing in £30 million for the outgoing player, instead putting his faith in James Tarkowski, but club captain Tom Heaton is likely to have another busy campaign between the posts.

Keane missed the last three games of the previous campaign through injury and, without the England centre-back, the Clarets conceded twice each in matches against moderate opposition in the form of West Brom, Bournemouth and West Ham United.

It is therefore hard to see them stopping Chelsea at the weekend, even if their task is made a touch easier by the lack of options available to Conte. However, even without Hazard, Costa, Morata, Rudiger, Bakayoko and Moses, the Blues have a formidable team.

Michy Batshuayi has had a strong pre-season campaign and the man who scored the goal that guaranteed the Premier League title in May will be out to impress if he is given a chance to shine.

Although the Clarets have picked up two creditable draws in their last three games against Chelsea, they were soundly beaten 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last season and a similar scoreline looks on the cards this time around.

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