Burnley vs Chelsea: Premier League preview, what time, how to watch, odds and more
Sean Dyche’s inconsistent Burnley team play unbeaten Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. The Clarets have had a stop-start season so far, and come into this game in 13th place off the back of a 5-0 thumping at champions Manchester City last week.
Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea are two points off joint-leaders Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League, but did comfortably win 3-1 at home to BATE Borisov in the Europa League this week and have only dropped two points away from home so far.
What time does it start?
Burnley vs Chelsea kicks off at 1:30pm (BST) on Sunday 28 October.
Where can I watch it?
The match will not be shown live on TV or online in the UK.
Independent Sport will keep you up to date with all the goals as they fly in via our live blog.
Highlights will be shown at 10:30pm on BBC One.
It’s a big game for…
Joe Hart: Former England number one Joe Hart has only kept two clean sheets in nine league appearances this season, and will want to bounce back after conceding five on his return to the Etihad stadium last Saturday. With Tom Heaton back fit, the 31-year-old will want to avoid a similar display this Sunday against Chelsea not only for his team’s sake, but to keep his place in the starting XI also.
10: If the Blues avoid defeat on Sunday, Maurizio Sarri will become the first Chelsea manager in the Premier League era to remain unbeaten throughout his first 10 games in charge.
Burnley stunned champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of last season. After Gary Cahill was sent off for a reckless challenge early on, Sam Vokes’ double and Stephen Ward’s strike put Burnley 3-0 ahead at half-time. Chelsea clawed two goals back in the second-half, but Sean Dyche’s men held out for a famous win.
Player to watch…
Mateo Kovacic: Despite Ruben Loftus-Cheek netting a hat-trick in the Europa League this week and Ross Barkley’s good form, Maurizio Sarri is likely to stick with Mateo Kovacic who has impressed so far this season. Wearing Eden Hazard’s old number 17 shirt, the 24-year-old on loan from Real Madrid has similar traits to the Belgian, and his creativity and slickness complements the robustness and power of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho at the heart of Chelsea’s midfield.
Burnley 1 (Barnes) Chelsea (Long OG, Moses), Premier League, April 2018
Chelsea 2 (Morata, Luiz) Burnley 3 (Vokes 2, Ward), Premier League, August 2017
Burnley 1 (Brady) Chelsea 1 (Pedro), Premier League, February 2017
Burnley to win: 10/1
Chelsea to win: 7/20
(Odds provided by 888 Sport)
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