Chelsea is set to face Burnley in an exciting Premier League clash at Turf Moor, and both teams have reasons to be optimistic.
Chelsea is looking to build on their recent victories, while Burnley aims to continue their momentum after securing their first win of the season. Here’s a comprehensive match preview, including team news and key statistics.
After an impressive Championship title win last season, Burnley has had a slow start to life back in the Premier League. However, they secured their first victory against Luton Town, and Vincent Kompany will hope this win sparks a resurgence. Burnley currently sits 18th in the Premier League.
On the other hand, Chelsea is seeking to cement their position in the top half of the Premier League table after a recent win against Fulham. Mauricio Pochettino’s team is 11th in the table, with eyes on European qualification.
Burnley: Michael Obafemi, Nathan Redmond, and Darko Churlinov are still unavailable due to injuries. Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Manuel Benson, and Hjalmar Ekdal are also sidelined. Burnley is expected to field a consistent lineup with Josh Brownhill, Josh Cullen, and Sander Berge in midfield.
Chelsea: Chelsea’s injury list includes Ben Chilwell, Christopher Nkunku, Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, and Marcus Bettinelli. Benoit Badiashile, Trevoh Chalobah, and Carney Chukwuemeka will be assessed. Reece James is serving a one-game ban. Moises Caicedo and Mykhailo Mudryk are expected to feature in midfield.
Burnley has won only one of their 16 Premier League matches against Chelsea.
Chelsea has a dominant record at Turf Moor, winning seven of their eight Premier League visits.
Burnley has conceded in all 16 Premier League meetings with Chelsea.
Burnley has lost their first four home league matches this season.
Despite Chelsea’s injury concerns, they are expected to secure a slender victory against Burnley. The Clarets must improve their defense to avoid conceding goals, having already shipped 12 goals in four home games this season. The Blues’ strong record at Turf Moor suggests they will continue their winning streak.
Final Score Prediction: Burnley 0-1 Chelsea
In a bid to enter the international break on a high note, Chelsea will be motivated to secure all three points against Burnley.
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Date and Kick-off Time
Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 3:00 PM
Venue: Turf Moor
Where to Watch
The match will be broadcast live on TV and online, with various streaming options for fans. Fans can check their local listings or visit the official Premier League website for more information on how to watch the match.
This Premier League clash promises excitement, and fans can look forward to an intriguing battle at Turf Moor.