All eyes will be at Turf Moor as Burnley vs Chelsea trade hard tackles in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The game kicks off at 15:00 BST, 7 October 2023.
Following their recent win against Fulham, the Blues are looking to claim their third successive victory in all competitions for the first time this season, and will fight to achieve this and set their season back on track.
Meanwhile, having picked up their first three points of the league season in a 2-1 victory over Luton Town last Tuesday, the Clarets will exude confidence as they take on a Chelsea side who seem to have found their rhythm. However, with Lyle Foster back in the team, Vincent Kompany's side can aim to beat Chelsea as they fight to improve on their points tally this season.
Burnley vs Chelsea probable lineups
This is how we think both teams will line up in this Premier League match:
James Trafford; Connor Roberts, Ameen Al-Dakhil, Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor; Josh Cullen, Sander Berge, Josh Brownhill; Jacob Bruun Larsen, Lyle Foster, Zeki Amdouni.
Robert Sanchez; Levi Colwil, Thiago Silva, Axel Disasi, Marc Cucurella; Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo, Conor Gallagher; Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson, Cole Palmer.
Burnley vs Chelsea confirmed lineups
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Burnley vs Chelsea predictions
Prediction 1: Chelsea to emerge victorious
Chelsea have won five of their last six games against Burnley and are on the back of two straight wins. Burnley have lost each of their four home games in the Premier League this season, a poor home form pits them as likely losers in this contest. Nonetheless, with Lyle Foster back in scoring terms, the South African can pose some serious threat to Chelsea's new resurgence. But be that as it may, we are still backing Mauricio Pochettino's men to carry the day.
Prediction 2: Both teams to score
This match will be keenly contested as Burnley are looking to take steps in the right direction having picked their first win; they'll now work to improve on their home form with Chelsea's visit a true test for them at the Turf Moor. And for Chelsea, extending their good record against the Clarets is a watchward; making this encounter one where both sides will come out to get goals. With these in mind, we back the game to end with goals on both sides.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals
Burnley and Chelsea will have their tails up in this game, as both teams come into this battle with something good to build on.
Granted, the Blues have not been involved in high-scoring games in their last five, and Burnley's last three have produced this market, we still back this clash to end with at least three goals. We expect goals as these teams look to build on their last game performances.
Burnley vs Chelsea head-to-head
The head-to-head record of this fixture since 2014 shows that out of 14 games played, Chelsea have won 9 times, Burnley have won 1, while 4 games ended in a draw.
Burnley recent form
Luton 1-2 Burnley (03/10) – Premier League
Newcastle 2-0 Burnley (30/09) – Premier League
Salford City 0-4 Burnley (26/09) – Carabao Cup
Burnley 0-1 Man United (23/09) – Premier League
N. Forest 1-1 Burnley (18/09) – Premier League
Chelsea recent form
Fulham 0-2 Chelsea (02/10) – Premier League
Chelsea 1-0 Brighton (27/09) – Carabao Cup
Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa (24/09) – Premier League
Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea (17/09) – Premier League
Chelsea 0-1 N. Forest (02/09) – Premier League
Where to watch Burnley vs Chelsea live in UK
Football fans in the United Kingdom will be able to watch Burnley lock horns with Chelsea on Saturday on Premier Sports 1 HD, and Premier Player HD.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago