Back to winning ways or another disappointment? How pundits see Chelsea ahead of Burnley clash

Back to winning ways or another disappointment? How pundits see Chelsea ahead of Burnley clash

Burnley take on Chelsea after losing out narrowly to Tottenham Hotspur last week,” Michael Owen wrote in his column for BetVictor. “They haven’t got going in front of goal so far this season, and they come up against a Chelsea side that are beginning to show some positive signs.

“They were excellent at times against Krasnodar in midweek, and I think they’ll have gained a lot of confidence from that.

“If Chelsea appear in the same mood, I think they could win this by a couple of goals.”

Owen's prediction: Burnley 0-2 Chelsea.

Chelsea will take on Burnley at Turf Moor in the Premier League matchday 7 on Saturday. As thing stand now, the Blues are placed 11th with nine points out of six games while the Clarets have managed a single point in five matches and sit in 18th.

“Burnley are another side still waiting for their first win, but they do seem to be getting better,” Mark Lawrenson told BBC.

“They created a few chances against Tottenham on Monday and they were a bit unlucky to end up being beaten.

“I think the Clarets will get something out of this game, though. I’m not fully convinced by Chelsea at the moment, because I don’t think you can be.

“Blues boss Frank Lampard is still tinkering with his personnel and formation. Yes, they did pretty well against Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend but it was without ever really looking like scoring.

“One positive is that Thiago Silva is already looking the part at the back, and it is already looking like a case of Lampard working out who is going to play with him.

“This will be Silva’s first visit to Burnley but he will obviously be told what to expect about the way the Clarets play.

“To be honest, though, they could just hang a crash helmet on his peg in the dressing room, and if he asks what it is about, just tell him that he will find out at 3 pm on Saturday.”

Lawrenson's prediction: Burnley 1-1 Chelsea.

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