Premier League: Chelsea vs Burnley match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho’s men return from Paris on the back of a well-earned draw as they look to extend their seven point lead at the top of the Premier League before Manchester City play in the evening.

As we approach the reverse fixtures of the Premier League’s opening weekend the Blues seem to be on track for a fifth league title losing just twice in the league since their 3-1 win at Turf Moor.

Burnley’s fortunes aren’t so bright as they are just four points off bottom placed Leicester in 19th place, and rumours this week have set alarm bells ringing about the future of star man Danny Ings.

The England U-21 striker has nine goals in 22 appearances this year for the Clarets and fans will be hoping that transfer talk will not hinder his attitude going into arguably the club’s hardest game of the year.

Chelsea remain unbeaten at home in the league since last season’s 2-1 defeat to Sunderland in April that effectively put their title chances to bed. Sean Dyche’s side have only picked up seven of an available 36 points away from home, with a solitary 2-1 win at Stoke in November.

KICK-OFF: Saturday 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Burnley 1 (Arfield) Chelsea 3 (Costa, Schurrle, Ivanovic), Premier League, August 2014

Burnley 1 (Fletcher) Chelsea 2 (Anelka, Terry), Premier League, January 2010

Chelsea 3 (Anelka, Ballack, A.Cole) Burnley 0, Premier League, August 2009

STATS…

Chelsea have won 15 out of 35 games against Burnley.

Chelsea have scored 26 goals in their 12 home league games this season.

Burnley have conceded 24 goals in their last 10 league games.

Burnley last won at Stamford Bridge in 1971 with a 1-0 victory.

ODDS…

Chelsea to win: 1.2

Burnley to win: 19

Draw: 7

CLASSIC MATCH…

Chelsea arrived at Turf Moor last August as title favourites, boosted by new signings such as Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, and soon showed why. They took a 2-1 lead through a stunning 25-pass-move which ended with Fabregas assisting Andre Schurrle with the deftest of touches to create a defence-splitting ball which the German slotted home.

TV: Highlights on Match of the Day, BBC One, 10.25pm

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