Chelsea vs Burnley 02/21/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Burnley vs Chelsea
Saturday 21st February 2015 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Chelsea 1/5 Draw 11/2 Burnley 17/1 See the Latest Odds
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Chelsea look to continue their march towards the title when they host Burnley in Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea travelled to Paris midweek for the first leg of the Champions League last sixteen and came away with a draw. Jose Mourhino will be looking for a win to give Chelsea a ten point gap at the top of the table as Manchester City dont play until late Saturday evening . Diego Costa will return to the Premier LEague for the first time since his suspension , with Cesc Fabregas also back from injury Chelsea are now at full strength again and Burnley will be tough pressed to get anything from this game. Eden Hazard was superb again midweek against PSG and the young Belgian is making a case for himself to be among the top 10 players in the world at this point.
Burnley travel to London havign lost four of their last five. The Clarets have played well on their travels in a couple of big games, in particular the draws at manchester city and newcastle united. But Burnley are now rooted to the relegation zone. A win could take Burnley out of the relegation zone but the likelihood is that Burnley will come away from Stamford Bridge with nothing. Danny Ings has been excellent for Burnley all season and with Ings, Vokes and Boyd there is some quality up front for Burnley but they will face one of the best defences in the leagues here.
There is not much value here in the market. Chelsea are heavy favourites and deservedly so. The handicap is set at 2 which appears right. The best bet I see here is Chelsea to win 2-0. Mourhino's teams tends to win by this scoreline. Winning five of the last fifteen home games by this scoreline so the 7/1 available on the 2-0 looks a value bet to me.