Burnley’s excellent Premier League form continued unabated at the weekend when they beat Leicester City to the tune of 2-1 at Turf Moor last time out and as such the Clarets are effectively assured of a top-seven finish to this season’s campaign. Sean Dyche’s men head into their Thursday-evening meeting with Chelsea in very high spirits and with nine points separating them from eighth-placed Leicester City, they are in a very strong position to claim their place in next season’s Europa League – an incredible achievement for a side operating on a relatively small budget.
The Clarets will certainly have no fear of visitors Chelsea on Thursday evening and with wins in each of their last five outings, Burnley are more than capable of sending the Blues home with nothing for their troubles. Burnley are 3/1 to collect all three points against Burnley, however you can enjoy added value on either side by claiming some of the many free bets offers available from the bookmakers.
Chelsea can consider themselves lucky to have secured three points in their last outing, Antonio Conte’s men trailing Southampton by two goals heading into the final 20 minutes of their meeting at the weekend. Nevertheless Chelsea showed plenty of fight and spirit throughout, this being rewarded when they scored three goals in the space of eight minutes to ultimately win 3-2.
Nevertheless with just three wins from their last nine Premier League outings, this is a side which is far removed from that which we witnessed lifting the title last season. They are seven points adrift of the Champions League berths and they are certain to struggle against a Clarets side which are in the midst of some excellent form. As such we’ll stick our necks out and go for a home win on Thursday evening with BetVictor Bookies going 7/2 on Burnley to collect all three points in front of their home fans.